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.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big dark beer. Robust? I thought I had misread the lable since this had to be a stout. This has got to be the thickest, tastiest porter I’ve ever had
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stuff is excellent! Pours a reddish-brown head and a deep dark body. Aroma of cocoa and roasted malt. Beautiful finish... I love Smuttynose! New Hampshire, here I come!!!
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark matly roasted aroma, very dark with a nice golden brown head. Very nice mix of flavors very delicious. Chocolate hints. Very nice to sip. Robust.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice malty, roasted aroma. Very black appearance. A bit too hoppy for my taste, but otherwise an excellent porter.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2003 Excellent beer. roasted, burnt malts, chocolate and some very slight fruitiness. Delicious to say the least.