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 (17976) - 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 (2076) - 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.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2004 Very dark with a tan head. Chocolate, coffee, caramel aroma, more of the same in the flavor. Malty. An excellent Porter from an excellent brewery.
walleye (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured dark brown with mahagony edges, with a tan head. aroma , caramel, dark brown sugar, prunes, molasses. flavor, daark fruits,malts,dr. pepper like cola,coffee, pineapple, vanilla. another good one from s. s.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth, a true porter. Notes of bitter chocolate and coffee. Looks like a glass of Coke in my pin class with bubbles coming up constantly. Interesting looking, frothy tan head. Perfect to drink with a hearty steak meal on a rainy July 5th. Perfect amount of taddyness. Another fine example from Sam Smith. One of my favorite examples of the style.
Cowtown57 (18) - Ft Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really dark brown with a nice tan head. Chocolate and coffee in the aroma, and in the flavor. Slight bitterness on the end, not that that’s a bad thing. Mighty fine!