RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 2, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured an opaque dark brown with little head. Rich, roasted flavor yet light feeling for a porter. Nice hints of roasted malt and chocolate. Very tasty beer. Excellent porter.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super smooth, a roasty and sweet intermingling. Bit of a watery finish, but overall, very nice indeed. Finish is pleasantly unsour.
Nuffield (3769) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was stunned by this beer. I half expected it to be riddled with skunkiness due to so many reports of the clear glass problem. But it poured with impressive carbonation and a cream-colored head over a 90% opaque dark brown body. The aroma is rich and complex, showing cofee and chocolate, and the flavor is full and rich, with a graceful roasted quality. The body is as thin as you might expect from a porter but it keeps a decent life. Overall an excellent porter worth coming back to.
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured with no head and had a grassy / wheatgrass smell. The taste followed suit, with some coffee flavors. This is a very unusual porter due to its vegetal nose and taste. It isn't one of my favorites.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, almost black. A little bit of a chocolate smell, taste is nutty and a little creamy. Not much carbonation.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
550 ml Bottle pours a red-black color with the red only showing with sun back light. The head is a tan color and rather nice and rocky leaving lace as it diminishes. The aroma is chocolate and coffee and toast. The flavor starts out malt sweet and progresses into roasted malt, and finishing with a minor hop showing - additionally, some fruitiness that I can't pinpoint; this produces a dark chocolate sensation that is quite pleasant. The palate is nice for the flavor, being somewhat rich and not very carbonated. Overall, I like this one.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful rich coffee coloring. Nice toasty malt aroma with hints of chocolate. Taste is smokey with rich malts reminiscent of dark chocolate. Nice dry finish.
VAYankee (334) - Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep dark brown with a tawny head. Rich malt aroma with chocolate and toffee. Possesses a silky smooth texture with the flavor of chocolate, a little smokey, a subtle touch of fruit. Dry chocolate malt finish. There are some strong similarities to the oatmeal stout.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color, thick tan head. Coffeeish, tangy aroma. That same tanginess accompanies a chocolate malt flavor. There's a hint of over-ripe apple in there, too. The aftertaste is of dark chocolate.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good porter. Coffee, toffee, and malt flavor. Finishes creamy, smooth, and clean.