mddawso (89) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty boring. Flavor isn’t incredibly complex. Tastes like a combination of every porter that I have ever had. Not a stand out in the field, but not a bad beer in any way.
Gachupines (1205) - USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with off white head. Taste is of roasted malts with a bitter finish. Decent hop taste behind the roasted flavor. Easy to drink and flavorable if not as robust as some porters. Avalibility also tends to be a strong suit, nice to see I can pick this up in grocery stores when I don’t have time to find a decent beer store.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with an off white head.
Head is lasting and quite foamy. Flavors of roasted malts and chocolate. This porter is fairly light bodied but drinks very smoothly. Not too sweet and alcohol does not shine through
MRSHLLmx (7) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2006 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very drinkable... not too complex but the mouth feel and flavor are very enjoyable.. definitely recommended
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black color with a thin off-white head. Chocolate and smoke aroma. Flavors of smoke with hints of chocolate.
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
black with a light brown head. very creamy mocha aroma with a hint of hops. sweet chocolate mocha flavor with a dry bitter coffee finish. medium bodied. great solid porter. one of my favorites.
radagast83 (6655) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Better porter than I would have thought from such a "mainstream" micro. I enjoyed this. coffee aroma, with a hit of roasted flavor. Tasted a lot like the stout from this company.
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2006 Lots of roasted coffee in the aroma. Malty, roasted flavor that was tasty. Very similar to the stout, but I this one is better. More body to the porter. A delicious porter, its hard to put my finger on it, this one is well done. Something anyone should try. Go past the single and get the 6-pack!
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(02.20.06) 12 oz brown bottle purchased from Archer Liquors, Chicago, IL. Pours opague black with small tan head. Soft carbonation. Roasted coffee on the nose. Light-to-medium bodied porter that starts essentially dry with tiny malt sweetness and intense roasted malt/coffee flavors. Smooth and creamy with light sharpness in the mouth. Finishes dry with lingering bitterness and roasted malt fade. Though slightly thinner bodied, the flavor, aroma and palette characteristics of this porter are very much like the Sierra Nevada stout which I thoroughly enjoyed. I gave both the same rating since I loved them both equally. This is an excellent flavorful porter with a mouth-watering aroma.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Dark, opaque with a dark, dark brown hue. Smokey, cocoa aroma. Coffee, woody and bittersweet chocolate in the aroma. Sweet and zesty, lively. Smooth and lingering. Me Likey! Initially, sweet caramel and lively hops, then coffee, and the bittering agents, leaves the gums tingling. Sweet molasses and a breadiness somewhere in the middle. This is a good Porter!