morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2007 Got a 6 pack at the local beer store. Dark coloring, rich and foamy head. Smooth tasting, but just a bit off. Definitely drink at least 2 of these before rating.
Bassy15 (60) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
dark brown with dark airy head, Light aroma, there was just not that much being released. dry coffee and choclate taste at first with even a dryer and more choclate taste to finish. Nothing remarkable on the palate no true feel. I’ve had better porters
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Clear dark brown color with thin tan head. Not much nose. Slightly sweet with borwn sugar and carmel flavors. Not sexy, but a decent beer.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with creamy beige head. Little stands out about it, but all the classic flavors are there. Good aroma, but flavors not as potent as expected. Perfect balance of chocolate malts, coffee, vanilla and a slightly dry finish.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours black with a big tan head. Roasty aromas with some cinnamon notes. Very clean, but slighty bland flavor. Some chocolate and fruit notes with good bitterness. Good Mouth feel.
jb (2638) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark with a tan head. Roasted malt and coffee in the nose. Chocolate and hops in the palate. Finish was a little bit watery. Not bad.
oldrtybastrd (3375) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark body. Caramel and roasted malts in the aroma. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt and chocolate.
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Decent dark brown brew with a thin, short head. Coffee and chocolate are noted on the nose. Tasted like a poor homebrewing eperiment. Lacks body and depth. Thin and watery for the appearance. No real hop presence noted. Finishes as expected, blah.
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark body with just a hint of red glinting through. Small tan head. Medium-thick mouthfeel and somewhat roasty flavor. Pleasant and drinkable for a very dark beer.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small fizzy head that fully diminished. At first sniff it appeared hoppy with hints of hay and pine. As it sat for a minute, the aroma went to chocolate and roasted. The flavor had an interesting mixture of chocolate and hops. Medium bodied. Starts bitter but left a sweet taste in the mouth.