mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
porter and stout tasting ’02: pours jet black with a big beige head. aroma of plums, burnt sugar, hops. starts out very roasty and bitter with a huge peanutty finish. as the beer warms, it becomes more mellow, smooth, chocolatey, and slightly smoky. very nice.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - NOV 9, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
opaque black with two fingers of beige head.
vinous nose with a plum and anise character.
lots of subtleties in th taste that lie behind the solid malt. burned plum, wood, sherry, bitter chocolate and asmokines one associates with a nice islay scotch.
luxurious smooth palate.
overal a great beer .this is a porter that aspires to be an imperial stout.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robust is the word here. VERY roasty! Would be a great porter on a cold night.
ARMed (576) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not as complex as I would have hoped. Clean and crisp with plenty of malt flavor , but lacking bitterness and durability. Needs a little more fine tuning.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7510) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks great - the head is like the top of a cappuncino. Flavours are quite subtle but very pleasant. A nice rounded porter.
GregClow (2801) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great nearly pitch-black colour with small but nicely tan head. Whiffs of coffee and chocolate that extend from the aroma into the flavour. Goes down smooth and easy with a hint of bitterness sliding into the finish. Yummy!
Nuffield (3549) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nothing porraceous about this one! Classic excellent porter. Colored head, bit of it retained, with lovely iced coffee aroma and a rich flavor that lasts all the way. All-in-all, this beer struck very close to my ’preferred beer’ in almost all the dimensions.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Complex roasted coffe ground flavours with some sweetness to balance.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2003 ruby-blackish hue. Aroma of mocha, vanilla, some fruit. nice beige head. Rich malts, medium bodied. Hops kick in with some citrus in the finish along with espresso and dark chocolate. A very nicely balanced brew, complex and rich. Robust it is, most definately. An excellant porter.