Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Opaque black oily body with a half finger beige head. Nose is malty. First flavors to come out are toffee, roasted malt, light hops, apple, and sugar. The mouthfeel is a little bit sour, like there is a touch of vinegar in it. Second flavor notes are pine, vanilla, and caramel. As far as power goes, this is a moderate porter. It isn’t overpowering, but it is not too mild. Leaves a bitter aftertaste. Quite enjoyable.
EnderKiller (26) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light aroma... light cinnamon hued head with a full pour. First sip filled the mouth with a gummy texture, sweet and smooth. Like malted coffee, vanilla bites and a dark chocolate finish with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Enjoyed it thoroughly and will have again!
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown color, coffee aroma and taste, medium body, light bitter finish. medium porter.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with tan head. Aroma is cocoa, vanila, and fig. Has the classic Sam Smith’s taste to it as well as chocolate and some coffee. I definately taste some slight vanilla as well. Has an oily mouthful.
davidflores99 (225) - Lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark brown with a light tan head, and has a coffee aroma, not a bad porter.
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured dark brown w/a tan head. roasty aroma, coffee-chocolatey taste to it w/a good bitter end...a good porter.
rlgk (17317) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, small brownish head. Aroma from cocoa and cream, vanilla and fruity from plums and citrus. Flavor from coffee and it is a little bit sour. Good but not as good as some other beers from this brewery.
shadey (2073) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Not as good as I remembered. The pour is dark brown and oily. Thin tan head. Slight coffee and carmel aroma and flavor. Nothing spectacular but not bad by any stretch. A decent porter.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep dark brown, tight almond coloured head. Alluring mocha aroma with a sweet taste that bites the lips before a long toastyness coats the throat and provides a long dry finish.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours like their Oatmeal Stout- dark mahogany. Aroma is winey and caramel. Big body beer with a sourness and richness unlike many porters. Quite unique and excellent.