VAYankee (344) - 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.
beerhoto (14) - Terre haute, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I may be partial to this beer, because it was one of the first real beers I tried. This is a very dark, yet medium bodied beer, with great flavor and a rather short but good finish. This is one of my go to beers.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Actually a bit like the Oatmeal Stout. Same color, but a little sweeter. Maybe a bit more of a toffee flavor. Definitely smells differently, like wine or a good cognac. Rich and smooth. Very short finish. Tangy flavor.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was just incredibly tasty, and choch full o flavor. A very nice, dare I say soothing aroma, that has a slightly smoked, somewhat roasted smell coming through in the pour. The taste is very nutty, and again slightly roasted with some fruit flavors, of the darker variation coming through very strong in the mouthfeel. Very smooth and creamy, and very highly recommended.
beerguy101 (5354) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black color. Medium tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, not very sweet. A light to medium bodied porter. Malts are chocolate with a touch of smoke and wood. Hints of vanilla and plums. Nicely balanced. Smooth flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with ruby edges. Huge tan head that leaves quite a bit of lace. Doughy aroma, some chocolate. Dark malt flavors. Decent porter.
UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent beer! Filled with aroma of chocolate and (as Tim said) cookie dough, and chocolate and dark malts dominate this full-bodied beer. Wow!
brownaler (496) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a cookie dough-like aroma and is black like anything. Taste in the back reminds me of the oatmeal stout. I will buy this one again.