MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a very dark color w/ a small light tan head that laces fairly well. The aroma was of roasted malts nice hops underneath that and hints of coffee. The palate contains an avg body and some nice carbonation. The coffee overcomes the roasted matls and light hops in the flavor. A solid porter from Blake.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big thanks to whoever left this in my hotel room at the 3F’s gathering! Pours a a pitch black color, nice sized off white head. Spotty lacing around the glass, looks kinda artsy. Aroma of chocolate, a little roastyness to it. The beer coats the mouth very well, smooth chocolate and roasted flavors, along with a grassy hop kick!
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to whomever had these at the Darklord release party! The appearance is tan head that quickly disapates. Dark brown/black color. So-so lacing. The aroma is dark chocolate, grassy hops, coffee, roasted malts. The flavor is chocolate, grass hops, roasted malts, coffee. The palate is slight bitterness. Medium body. Creamy texture.
jtw (1148) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, from a variety pack in upstate NY. pretty typical porter, brown/black and some solid coffee and chocolate aromas. i like dark beers, and i like this beer. good stuff but not spectacular.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2005 Very dark brown with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, along with a surprising amount of aromatic hops. Flavor is roasty, with a touch of chocolate and some burnt notes. Grapefruit in the finish balances the brew nicely. Perfect amount of carbonation. A very good porter.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at brewtopia. very dark brown to black, a little red shines through. dense foamy tan head. dry roasted malt aroma. a little sweet & perfumy. or was it a beer godess gliding by? this was my ninth sample for the night, can’t remember. flavor is dry roasted malt, alitlle bitter in the finish.
jsquire (3857) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark beer with mahogany hues when held up to the light and an attractive frothy beige head. Sweet raw grain nose with hints of chocolate. Nice porter with well balanced chocolate sweetness and coffee bitterness, with notes of chalk, wood and some white sugar. Enjoyable brew for after work.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewtopia ’05. Dark brown with some reddish highlights. Mocha aroma. Taste was a little light then espresso/ mocha/ cream with a slight burn.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet, lactic, lightly vinous, raisin aroma with a mild roasty component. Opaque, dark brown with decent tan-brown head that recedes to ring and partial cover. Lactic, grapey and roasty flavours. Very dry and light with a watery texture. Bottle sampled with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere at the restaurant next to Half Time.
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap: Grapey esters and malt roastiness follow up into a severely lactic and vinous flavor profile...Body is silky and slightly watery, and malt flavors don’t respond when called for...A run-of-the-mill porter with fruity exaggerations...