bhenry76 (101) - Landenberg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice caramel flavor, but not very complex. Would be nice if offset with some roasted malt flavor.
karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2001
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
All4Grog99 (22) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2001
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I like caramel and i love porter, so i though as i opened the bottle why not combine the two. Well now i know, though a brave and noble attempt i felt as though the caramel overpowered all other flavors in teh beer, such as roasted nuttiness detecable only slightly in the finish. Some added depth flavorwise would go a long way.
egrzelak99 (5) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2001 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
If you want a sweet beer with only a hint of bitterness this is the one. Itís full of caramel from the first scent to the aftertaste. This beer is like dessert.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2001
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2006 If you like eating Caramellos all the time, you will never drink another beer. If you are sane, you will think there is too much caramel and that you could deal with less caramel in your porters. It needs to be balanced out with something, like chocolate or coffee, hmmmmm....chocolate coffee beer...with caramel.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2001
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On the red side of black, average off white head. Sweet caramelly nose. Taste is unique, palate is full of caramel, some roasty notes and a sharp somewhat sticky finish that stays with you, the tastes are too unbalanced. needs some work.
canary dog (642) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 16, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma tells you right away the caramel is there. Very interesting flavor. Has the flavor notes of Bass or Fullerís London Pride, but with a more pronounced finish. Not much of a head. Mouthfeel is somewhat hard. Has a touch of hop sharpness to smooth out the potential of cloyingness. A tasty little beer for only $3.85 a six.
LizAmbrosia99 (2) - Westfield, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2001 does not count
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2001
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One sniff and youíll know the caramelís in there. One sip will remove even St. Thomasís doubts. The problem is that the caramel is a little overpowering -- the impression is of a mouthfull of candies.