joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly opaque deep brown pour, medium light brown head. Light sweet malt aroma. Some finishing hops? Not much going on in the aroma, somewhat bland. Flavor is light as well... a little roasty malt, a little coffee, and some light bittering hops. A little lacking in flavor. Medium mouthfeel, very very short aftertaste, a little sweet. I must say, weak, but very drinkable...I could drink this all day.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap at the Horseshoe Pub in Hudson. Has a very dark brown color with a small brownish head. Smell is is of roasted malts. Taste is of roasted/chocolate malts, nuts and finishes slightly bitter. Overall a fine porter.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big tannish frothy head. Pale malty somewhat roasted aroma. Sweet malty flavor, a little in the mouthfeel. Bitter chocolate dominates yet has a zesty hop bite. Not an overbearing porter, still thirst quenching and tasty.
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark smooth porter, not as nutty as others but still has the sierra nevada bite. not as thick as the stout but very drinkable.
ambroze (22) - Old Hickory, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
hico county’s version of a porter. This one is smooth, a bit roasted, but without the common nutty flavor found in many porters. Not too malty. Nothing dominates or jumps out as acutely descriptive of this one.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from onlyfinebeer. Most enjoyable. Dark brown with beige head. Roast malt/chocolate/vanilla/caramel aroma. Good medium mouthfeel. Good roast finish with a little hop bitterness coming through.
sbrewno (49) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chico county’s version of a porter. This one is smooth, a bit roasted, but without the common nutty flavor found in many porters. Not too malty. Nothing dominates or jumps out as acutely descriptive of this one.
SilkTork (5407) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sept, 2003: Bottle. Smooth and malty with a nice mix of caramel and cough mixture. A very pleasant and easy drinking bit of the dark stuff. I’ll have another!
SDalkoholic (2232) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice thick head for a porter and decent lacing. Aroma is very weak and smells like stale chocolate. Flavor is slightly roasted malt, chocolate, and rice. Aftertaste is kind of a dirty mouthfeel and of wheat.
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown light whispy brown head.. no real aroma.. light coffee flavour sweet malty... light palate..