altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great! Iíve heard some have had bad bottles of this. Iíve never had a bad one, so it remains a top of the line porter for me.
mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks beautiful in the glass with a big brown head and rich brown body. Tastes like peanut butter and malt. Creamy texture. A bit sweet, but not too much. Nice dry roasty bitterness in the finish. A slight touch of alcohol. Really nice beer for the fall or winter. Just feels goo to drink.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours black with a soft tan head. Aroma is roasted, malty, spicy. Taste is roasted dark malts and coffee
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark black pour, large dark tan frothy head.
Lactic cocoa and pine
Earthy sweet coffee taste.
Very good qualities, though, a lot of the forefront had a piney quality that didnít seem to fit.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from dirtymike. Thanks! Pours a rich, dark brown with a healthy head and nice lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is a bit of sour malt with a fusion of coffee and a hint of cherry in the finish. Palate is thin, but satisfactory. A good porter.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
for someone who doesnít like too many porters i loved this beer. caramel strong head. wondeful roasted coffe toffe flavor and smell. this was so good i dropped a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the second one i had. better than a rootbeer float any day.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(on tap at Portsmouth Brewing) Deep black with small tan head. Nice lace. Roast coffee aroma. Roast coffee flavors with balanced hops and malt. Full bodied. Not a lot of smokiness. They could have called it a stout. Really excellent porter.
adrian910ss (2561) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Liquid Smoke !!! Pours a dark black color with a creamy beige head. Smells very smokey, very coffeish, with a hint of roasted malts. Tastes like a stout at first sip. Coffee flavor spiced with smoked wood chips best describes the taste. One of the best porters iíve ever had, if not the best. Excellent.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the VTBrewfest - Poured a dark brown/black with a dense tan head. Aroma was malty with hints of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Excellent mouth feel. Flavor was of roasted malt, coffee astringency and a nice balance of malty sweetness. Finishes off with a smooth, lingering hop bitterness. Really good...
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Baja Bean Staunton VA. Thick, blackish brown color, coffee colored head. Aroma of dark coffee, roasted flavored coffee, toasted malt, chocolate, etc. Mouth filling-- starts like a good draft stout, the sweetness of the porter style comes across in the middle, and it finishes more like a milk or oatmeal stout than a porter. Fantastic on tap.