Sigmund (4541) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 30, 2002
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Moderate aroma of roasted coffee, toast and bitter chocolate, hints of liqourice. Fairly dry, pleasant roasted flavour, easily drinkable. Some saltiness in the aftertaste is not quite to my liking. Is this beer available on draught in England? Rerate: Jesus - this time the saltiness is clearly detectable in the flavour as well, and totally dominates the aftertaste. This ruins the drinking pleasure for me. Do you guys really like salty beers?? (I like salty food with a beer, not salt IN the beer.) The brewery allegedly gets it water ’from a well sunk 200 years ago’. Did they sink the well in a salt layer or something, or do they get the salty flavour through the use of some special malts or hops??
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nope. Too much alcohol flavor. I can think of many porters I’d rather have than this. Low alcohol too.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit too much of an alcohol flavor. A nice nutty aroma with a medium head. Very nice aftertaste, but the alcohol is too apparent.
chug18799 (36) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hell of a beer. A very complex beer, Taddy exhibits a number of sensational tastes, including that of wine in the aftertaste. Definitely a must-try.
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great looking porter with a good head. Porter’s, as a whole, have too much of an overpowering roasted flavor for me, and this one’s not too much different. It tastes almost cofeeish... only with some hops. Something I could probably aquire if I wanted to.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich dark color, nice aroma, could be a little stronger though. Smooth roasted coffee taste complemented well by a decent amount of hoppieness. A very good, but not quite great beer.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2003 Not as nice of an aroma as several others I've tried lately (Anchor Porter, Fullers). Not a bad aroma at all, just not as strong. Pours jet black with a quickly diminishing fizzy brown head. Not as sweet as others with strong hints of roasted grains. Drier on the finish, but virtually no hop aftertaste. Very smooth and drinkable. Medium body, but still a little light on the palate. Overall an excellent porter, but if you try you must also compare against Anchor Porter. Another great beer from my #1 brewer, but only their 3rd best behind Imperial Stout and Oatmeal Stout.
beleth (5) - Duluth, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2002 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my all-time favorites. The overall flavor is rich with a very pleasant and distinct aftertaste. Perhaps this is common in Porters, however this is certainly one of the best beers out there.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAR 29, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice!! Beautiful, long-lasting head. Caramel, sweet taste that really rings up on the sides of the tongue, somewhat reminiscient of Ayinger Celebrator. Assertive hoppiness.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dissapointing brew from the brewing gods. A very light taste, light going down. I want a porter with character. The oatmeal stout is a far better brew