apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a good porter! Very smooth, creamy and easy to drink. Coffee-esque flavor and a chocolate milk aroma/flavor. Just a perfect touch of bitterness in the finish. Impressive.
Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour, almost like a stout. Thick with little head and a roasted aroma. Initial flavour is very sweet and the roasted aspect comes through in the middle, ending with a hoppy finish.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark pour, with a slight hint of rubyness around the edge. Head was small and tan, and left light lace on the glass. Aroma is all roasted - some coffee, chocolate, and hint of caramel. Flavor starts of quite sweet, with a little caramel in there, middle becomes more roasted coffee-like, with hints of chocolate. Body is medium, flavor lingers. This brew goes down very smooth.
Crit (3209) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly black with a tan head. The nose is roasty and chocolate. The flavor is is roasted and espresso turning to a dry, then bitter finish. Very complex and well balanced. Thanks to Captain Flurries for this one!!
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
MMMMM, black beer. Brown , short lived head.Grainy, dirty(in a good way)aroma.Big chocolatey, crispy,kinda smokey, burnt grain flavors, nice!Full bodied chewy brew finishes slick and filling.Great lingering dry toasty malt flavors are left behind. Nice brew.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an excellent porter. The nose is all hops and chocolate malt. The flavour is typical of late cascade and centenial hop additions. My bottle was slightly oxidized but the overall impression is of a hoppy robust porter with plenty of hop bitterness, flavour and especially in the nose. Dark brown to almost black, with almost no carbonation and hardly any head retention.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark colour. Deep scent. Rich coffee scent, not much chocolate. Hazelnut taste. Nice traditional porter.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich Black w/ small coffee coloured head. Roasty, malty nose with w/ notes of chocolate & vanilla. Smooth, silky palette. Starts off nicely w/ complex roasted malt, chocolate, & coffee flavours. Finish is clean, dry, & bitter. Well-balanced porter.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with no head and is very dark brown in color. Has strong burnt favor, with hints of chocolate and coffee. If you would have ask me without knowing I’d have said it was a stout.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown color with some red around the edges. Head is medium and lasting, light brown/tan in color. Aroma is char and cocoa, maybe something else there too. Flavor is well blanced, starting off like a typical porter, malty with some coffee and cocolate tones, solid body through the middle with roasted grains and some smoke, and just enough hoppiness in the finish to keep you wanting another drink. A great beer.