jb (2346) - 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 hasn’t 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 isn’t 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 (776) - 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 (6299) - 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 wasn’t 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 (1275) - 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 don’t catch much of the chocolate, this is mostly roast. Slightly bitter flavor. Well carbonated. Balanced finish.
Suttree (5317) - 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!
obxdude10 (2093) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly black in color with a slight purplish tint, small head with a little lacing, roasted & toasted nose with a touch of coffee & chocolate, medium in body, nice hop character to balanced it all out, slightly sweet flavors with a nice touch of coffee & espresso, deep roasted finish & aftertaste, also a slightly dry finish as well