dret (22) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hoppy, sweet, robust, smokey. Just about what I look for in a porter. Could be a little thicker and creamier. Iím impressed though for sure. Light dryness. Hints of dark choco and coffee flavors.
JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Black beer with a yellow head, small. Licorice, ink, black mushrooms, and dark malts (surprise, surprise). Generally bit sweet nose. Dry, dark, burnt grains taste - severe but honest. Dry, slight burning MF. Good porter. The dryness and profile are right on spot, congrats.
19Ei8hty (1124) - Washington, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2007 Lots of chocolate and coffee flavor in this dark sweet brew - Nice full body. Very smooth drink.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22 oz bottle: $3.39 at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA) After opening 5 consecutive bottles of infected porter from OTHER Pacific-Northwest breweries, Snoqualmie Falls comes to the rescue with not only a healthy porter, but a damn tasty one too! Roasty, smoky, ashy and fairly bitter, but also sweet and very chocolaty, so the balance of the two contrasting flavors is magnificent. There is also a moderate earthy, tart, woody, cherry character for added complexity. The chocolate flavor transforms from a sweet, milk chocolate to a more bitter and dark chocolate flavor in the finish. Although roast and chocolate are present in the nose, itís also somewhat yeasty too, so Iím less enthused by how this beer smells. Medium-full bodied, perhaps a tad acidic, and highly carbonated, so this isnít the most pleasant mouthfeel Iíve experienced with a porter. Pours a tall, foamy, tan head atop a pitch black body. Despite a bit of roughness on the palate, this is a quality porter.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nearly black with a brownish creamy head. Tasted good at first but after a while it just didnít seem that great.
FoolishMortal (983) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. bottle. Nearly opaque brown with ruby edges. Large rocky dark tan head. Roasted malt aroma with some bittersweet chocolate sweetness, some caramel as well. Coffeebean roasted astringency flavor, later manifesting some chocolate sweetness. Residual caramel tones and a fading bitter astringency in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, fairly smooth and rather dry.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle - 22 oz) To begin with, a big thank you to jah noth for splitting this bottle with me. Black pour with a big mound of tan foam. Very rich aroma of burnt and roasted malts mixed with some chocolate and some hops. Smooth chocolate flavor with a lot of roasted malt hints and a nice hop balance to polish off the flavor. Very creamy. Thanks for sharing this one Dan.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Atlas Foods in Seattle. Pours very dark; mine didnít have a head on it, but I think the server let it sit for a while. Hints of smoky malts in the aroma, but not much else (it was in a shaker, of course, which may be a problem). Flavor started out decent enough (if a little weak), but finished very sour. Maybe it was sitting around too long in the keg, but I was unimpressed.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark brown almost black color, thick and long lasting head, good lacing. Very sweet chocolate aroma. This is an incredibly smooth porter. Reminds me of drinking french silk pie. Not much sticks out in this one though. A bit of sweetness, and very smooth. Good, but nothing special.
heemer77 (5064) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very much a black body with a light tan head. This leaves a very heavy lacing on the side of the glass. The aroma was pancake syrup along with some coffee and chocolate. The taste had some dark coffee and some milk chocolate. There is a nice smooth and slick mouthfeel with little carbonation. This is a nice porter, but could use a little more body. Recieved in a trade with Larry Pitonka.