egajdzis (5695) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark reddish brown color with a thick creamy light tan head and nice lacing. Sweet chocolate and vanilla aroma, although maybe slightly skunky? Creamy chocolate and coffee, possibly alittle oxidized?
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 23, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I agree with Argo, I loved this beer. Like drinking the industrial revolution in a bottle. wierd vanilla nose, light black with lots of red hues. carmel, chocolate, slightly bitter. nice!
Crit (3634) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Just your average porter. Decent enough, but nothing really stands out.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím going to have to re-rate this when i find it again. My bottle was pretty skunked and I couldnít finish it. From what I could tell, itís a bit weaker than most porters Iíve had, with less roastiness and a bit more hops. Please dispose of your damn clear bottles, or at least UV coat them. Jeezum crow.
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, but seemed a bit "thin" for a porter. Nice winter beer though, warming as it goes down. Enough coffee-like bitterness to be interesting but needs more complexity.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 darkness with ruby red secrets...Big bouncy, creamy, and bubbly head...
aroma of roasted chocolate sprinkles and nutz ..
water running through roasted malts..there is indeed some licorice notes as the deScription mentions..there is also some hoppyness in an english style..metallic notes in the finish..still though, a tad light to satisfy my cravings but gaining more body with each sip..leaving the last sip the very best..A good example of a beer that i didn't like at first but liked a lot at the end
ravidesai (950) - Bombay, INDIA - NOV 2, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
black with red fringe, frothy sustained head.
malty nose with a coffee note.
nice toasty flavour with a herbal finish.
comes in a clear bottle so it would be good to make sure it was stored properly.
Panzuriel (1556) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2002
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mellow aroma, and slightly fruity hints. Dark and clear liquid with floaties. No head to mention. Watery texture with weak flavor. Just a bit of back of the throat warming from the alcohol.
rauchbier (3699) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Black with flashes of red, beige head with good condition. Aromas of roast barley and licorice. More licorice in the mouth with toast and coffee notes. Finish starts sweet but becomes bitter then slightly woody/sour at the end.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 21, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I bought this on a beer run to a local store that has this disorganized shelf with a bunch of random brews where you never really know what youíll find. I had been a bit worried for a while that some of them may have been sitting for too long, but I havenít had a bad experience yet. Very cool shaped bottle, it makes me think that it would either hold whiskey or be a magicianís prop. Beautifully dark, tan head that lasts a while. Slightly spicy nose, roasted nut and coffee, I didnít really get the licoriche thatís mentioned in the commercial deScription. Tasted more like a stout than a porter to me. Slightly weak in the middle of the taste but the roasted coffee distinctively comes back toward the finish. By the end of the glass I was wishing I had drank slower! UPDATE (A few minutes later): Oh, I get it!! It reminds me a whiskey bottle because the label and the fact that the bottle is clear are somewhat reminiscient of Jack Daniels.