r464 (1883) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2011 A dark, nearly opaque deep reddish brown color. The head faded quickly. There are distinct chocolate flavors in there alsong with a smoky earthiness. Citrus flavors buried deep inside and a touch of coffee. There is a mildness to it that leaves it a bit light compared to some porters. Not extremely memorable.
jb (2145) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I wonder why this one hasnít scored better, I thought it was quite good. Dark dark black with orange tones. White thin head. Cinammon, coffee and caramel in the nose. Roasted chocolate malt in the palate with a mild hops finish. Well balanced and well done
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Standard porter appearance, but the aroma isnít as sout as some porters. This has pleanty or roasted notes in the aroma and a good deal of sweetness as well. The flavor is pretty well rounded, sweetness and roasted malt are blended equally and the palate is relaxed enough to enjoy the two. Quite a good porter. For some reason the ide of this being the anti- three floyds aplha klaus from the lack of hop bitterness.
BrockLanders (771) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with, maybe a tinge of red when the light hits it just right. Aroma of coffee, alder (residuals from my glass of Alaskan Smoked Porter no doubt), hay, almonds. A little bit thin for my liking, but still not bad. Flavor is dry, with a toasty character, with some nuts and roasted coffee evident. All in all not bad. Thanks DocLock!
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed this porter. The flavor was different than most porters, with it being sweeter and more a little more tastefull. Pours really dark with a nice brownish head that stays for a little while. Overall this was a really good porter.
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours dark brown, almost black, medium frothy tannish head, with respectable lacing. † Burnt malts and soft hops on the nose. † A bit of female cat urine as well. † Enjoyable roasted malts, along with a healthy hop bitterness on the tongue, albeit somewhat soft. † Body and mouthfeel could be thicker, and wishing it had more of the chocolate flavor as stated in the description. † Finishes with mild roasted malts, but with a bit more hop flavor. † Not bad, but wishing it was a bit heavier, maltier, and more chocolatey. † Thanks goes out to radiomgb for sending me this one!
TheBeerGenius (154) - Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This tasted like your usual porter. Heavy, strong taste with some hints of chocolate. I am not a big porter fan so this wasnít for me. It was a solid beer though.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep brown wthe aromas of spice and coffee. Flavors of chocolate, coffee. Nice roasty finish.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2007 Stoutish in appearance - brown, possible black, small head. Aroma is coffeeish, malty sweet, with some tartness. I donít catch much of the chocolate, this is mostly roast. Slightly bitter flavor. Well carbonated. Balanced finish.
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2004 Reddish black, big sloppy tan head. Burnt toast with honey aroma - this honey aroma seems to be common trait of Southern Tier beers - Smoky, woodsy hop flavor and a slightly acidic finish. Some burnt toast flavors throughout. Tasty. Thanks to Springslicker for this one!