mribm (460) - Ocala, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured with no head and had a grassy / wheatgrass smell. The taste followed suit, with some coffee flavors. This is a very unusual porter due to its vegetal nose and taste. It isn't one of my favorites.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, almost black. A little bit of a chocolate smell, taste is nutty and a little creamy. Not much carbonation.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
550 ml Bottle pours a red-black color with the red only showing with sun back light. The head is a tan color and rather nice and rocky leaving lace as it diminishes. The aroma is chocolate and coffee and toast. The flavor starts out malt sweet and progresses into roasted malt, and finishing with a minor hop showing - additionally, some fruitiness that I can't pinpoint; this produces a dark chocolate sensation that is quite pleasant. The palate is nice for the flavor, being somewhat rich and not very carbonated. Overall, I like this one.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful rich coffee coloring. Nice toasty malt aroma with hints of chocolate. Taste is smokey with rich malts reminiscent of dark chocolate. Nice dry finish.
VAYankee (345) - 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 (1748) - 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.