waolsen (1341) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle compliments of glkaiser. black pour thin head. coffee, sour malt, hoppy aroma.
very smooth creamy mouth. pleasant coffee, slightly sour malts and fresh hops in the finish. This is easy drinking an well made.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Translucent lackish brown with a lacy light brown head. Aroma of smoke and roasted malt. Creamy medium body and moderate carbonation. The bittersweet taste has some coffee, chocolate, toffee, spice and nuts. Smoke and espresso bitter finish.
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Fishermanís Restaurant & Bar Seattle, Wa. Pours with one-finger light tan head that goes quickly leaving a little lace. Black color. Roasted coffee nose. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Starts with a roasted /burnt coffee flavor, same finish. $4.50 for a 16oz glass.
after4ever (5935) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours just about jet black (even in a skinny glass) with a fairly well unmanageably large tannish/pumpkin head. Not much lace, but gorgeous to look at. Big licorice and toast on the nose. Creamy attack, though itís a medium body with light carb. Delicious chocolate and toffee mid-palate, with a little roast and hop bitterness in the finish. Outstanding example of a porter.
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 (7717) - 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 (1134) - 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 (3028) - 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 (987) - 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.