otaku (5) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2004 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee.
Appearance: Very dark, almost black. Tall, creamy head with decent lacing.
Flavor: Strong roasted malt taste. Fig and molasses flavors compliment the chocolate and coffee very well.
Palate: Medium bodied, mild carbonation.
Overall: at 5%ABV and great taste and texture, this is a very drinkable brew.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím not a huge porter fan for the most part, but this one is pretty good. Would love to try it on tap.
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I love porters. THis brew made me want to puke everywhere. Looks like coal. Lovely looking brew. Nice foamy head that lingers on and on. Nose is really dirty. Like someone tooka handful of earth and mixed it with soda water. Not very chocolatey or malty in the nose. Hops dominate the nose. Earthy ones. Fuggles? Probably and I despise fuggles. To the tongue it is roasty and bitter but in a really English way that makes me want to puke and die all at once.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep dark color with a nice fluffy head. Malty. Roasty chocolate flavor. Coffee like. Enjoyable. Full bodied. Nice beer.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
18.5 ml bottle. You know, the more I try Sammy Smith brews, the more I am impressed. This is one of my favorite prters. Dark brown, tan head. Clear. Roasty chocolate carmel aroma. Flavor is mellow, with lots of carmel and chocolate. Body is nice and full. Tasty and satisfying session porter.
IndianaRed (3556) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bit fuity of an aroma for a porter. Definite grape componant. Even when poured carefully, a persistant dk tan head makes itself known. Very dark. Fist impression is buttery, smooth, and woody/smokey like I think Porters should be. A bit more fizz than I am uesd to for the genre, fuitiness is not here anymore and a bit more bitter trailing aftertaste. Soft and smooth going down. I definately wont mind finishing this 19ouncer.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 19, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just what Iím looking for in a porter. Deep brown in color with a khaki head. Nice nuttiness on the nose and in the taste, along with a kick of liquor. Very smooth on the palate, and warm going down. In the middle of summer is not the best time to drink this one, but what the hell, itís still a great beer.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a great beer. very full body, with a dizzying intense taste that makes you feel drunk after the first sip. wonderful palate, great look.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Lots of chocolate in the nose. Black colour, with red hints. Poured rather creamy, very stout like. Flavour is more chocolate with appropriate roasted bitterness. Is this ever smooth going down - it is like a nitro, only there is lots of flavour! I had the imperial stout the night before, and this doesnít compare, but on its own this is a really nice beer. But I still think this is an obvious stout.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - very nice roasty aroma with just a hint of smoke. Deep, dark body with a somewhere more stout-like head. Itís a bit darker than most porters and tightly bubbled. Flavor also has a bit of smoke. I get more smoke than roast. Nice mouthfeel and a very nice beer!