WorstDemoEver (15) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed this beer very much. It was a good balance of malt and hops. I felt as if the flavor had a slight blueberry/cranberry hint to it with a light caramel/vanilla finish.
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black/brown with a coffee colored head. Nice lancing exhibited. Aromas of malt and coffee, a mild fruityness. A rich flavor, sweet and chocolatey, yet a refreshingly bitter aftertaste. A good porter.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown with a nice creamy tan head. Flavor has some caramel and chocolate. The aroma from this brew is nice and malty. Has a wonderful finish. One I will be enjoying again soon.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown. Mmmm, very good porter. Incredibly well balanced. Great roasted malt and chocolate flavor with a gentle bitter finish. Great smooth mouthfeel. Certainly enjoyed this one.
hershiser2 (1447) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a large brown head. Smells of sweet caramels, candy, and some fruitiness. Flavor starts sweet, with that fruitiness and candy, but finishes bitter and smooth. Nice & tasty... and inexpensive!
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with tan head. Very syrup-like flavor. I guess honey? Has a slight bitter hop finish
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another one from the pack of "old faithfuls". Pours a dark black color, with a medium head. Aroma is roasty malts. A medium bodied porter. More chocolate than coffee in the nose. This beer is also a little hoppier than most porters. Smooth taste. A nice drinkable porter, nothing fantastic, just consistently good. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Pailhead (5742) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Roasted coffee and light chocolate aromas. Pours a dark brown with red hilights when held to the light. Real nice tan head with excellent retention. Light caramel up front with a nice roasted coffee, light dark chocolate, and citrus hop finish. Very nice porter.
celogan (202) - Oroville, California, USA - JAN 11, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured very dark as you’d expect. Tan head that didn’t last very long but just barely remained . Not much lacing in this pour. Carbonation was pretty decent nose was malty and fortetaste was chocolaty coffee even a tad of Postem, with a very slight bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel was satisfying. All in all a pretty good Porter.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 6, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
pours a deep black (ruby hi-lights in the light) with a fully developed light tan head that leaves moderate lace. nose roasty and malty, with an almost tobacco-like hint from the Willamettes. flavor rounder and less sharp than the color and aroma would imply. really an awesome porter, with great chocolate flavors. easy to drink, too.