drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 First impression is that it"s a bit watery. Looks great, smells interesting. Definitely has a nice little espresso/chocolate flavor that lingers nicely, but the initial smokey flavor that is very appealing drops off far too quickly. Rather bitter for a porter, kind of thin though. This mixed with the dissipating smokiness leaves the watery taste I mentioned earlier, and slightly deacreases the lasting impression, albeit a good one.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extremely dark, no head out of my bottle. Very nice mild coffee flavours, with a good balance of malts and hops.
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown color with a large light brown mostly lasting head. Mod lacing. Typical roasted malt taste with light biterness. Fairly dry and in my opinion a bit thin. Not a bad porter however and worth the purchase.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mmmm, chocolate. Little carbonation, no head. Flavor wasn’t as strong as I like. Otherwise, this is some good stuff. Worth a look and worth the money.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has a warm chocolatey nose with lots of roasted malt. It pours midnight black with a smooth tan head. The body was a bit disappointing and could have been much thicker and sweeter.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one seems to be missing the burnt flavor I was expecting from a good porter. It still tastes great, but it’s almost as sweet as the oatmeal stout.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice roasted barley flavor. Fruity flavored with a good coffee/chocolate finish. One of the better porters I have tried.
leaparsons (8606) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted malts combine with a slight sweetness and a fruity tang. Quite acceptable!
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good stuff--all the right Porter roastiness and chocolate grains. Some fruit in the background. Great stuff, but these flavors come a lot cheaper.
Calusa99 (8) - Lynn Haven, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great porter, thick, firm head, chocolate nose, good feel in mouth, has coffee/cocoa finish. Darned good porter.