jzzbassman (1567) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Rudolf: Poured dark brown with runy highlights and a tan head. Coffee and chocolate with a roasted flavor that paired perfectly with a steak on the grill. One of the best of the style.
blankboy (7110) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size diminishing light-brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, lightly roasted malt and that’s pretty much it -- simple but pleasant. Flavour of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and a roasty slighty bitter finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Nothing outstanding but still a pretty good, solid Porter.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2007 (Bottle, thanks to Thaichile) Pours brown to black with a small, light brown head. Rum raisin aroma with cocoa and coffeebeans. Robust smell. A bit of liquorice. Dark breadsyrup. Flavour brings dry coffee bitterness and cocoa. Dry with a rather small body. A bit roasted. Notes of minerals in the lack of body.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a brwon head. Bready, chocolate roasted aroma. Lots of roasted malt in the flavor. Some bitterness from the hops in the backend but not much flavor from them. A solid porter.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enters the glass a viscous inky jet black. Produces a one inch thick and dense mocha colored head which sustains itself nicely throughout. Rich assertive aromas of dark semi-sweet chocolate, french roast coffee, roasted malts, fresh vanilla bean and faint charcoal. Mouthfeel is moderately full and creamy. Just the right level of carbonation. Fantastic flavors of dark chocolate, espresso, charred wood, anise, and vanilla cream are noted. Some mildly bitter hop contribution in the finish to balance it all out. A hearty, well done Porter.
jwdevalue (158) - Neptune, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour little head, great aroma, aftertaste not to my liking. Great to have one but couldn’t do a 6 pack. Not a big porter fan but like this one.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to St. Nick for this one. Black with brown edges and a small, dense, tan head. Nose of roasty, burnt malt, bittersweet mocha, graham cracker, subtle hops. Same flavor with the hops stepping it up in the finish. Medium/full, balanced palate. Solid porter.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2007 WOW!, dark inky body with a deep chocolate head, rich malty, complex - slightly bitter and very malty. finish rich and with a grainy mouthfeel. great sipping beer.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque dark brown color with a large creamy brown head. Fantastic lacing. Rich roasted coffee aroma along with hints of dark chocolate. Incredibly mouth-watering. Absolutely delicious. Creamy chocolate flavors on top of a bitter dark roast coffee taste. Incredibly smooth and creamy mouthfeel. A truly elite porter.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Walt for this. Now I really like their brews and this is no exception to the rule.Hearty smokey coffee flavor with some roasty bitterness on the tongue.