djrevnoir (26) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells wonderful (but I'm a whore for porters). Thin head, disappears quickly. Beer is very dark. Prominent bitterness in the flavour. Medium body, but a little thin for a porter.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this beer on tap. It has a nice carmel/coffee smell. The beer is dense and dark. The taste is of roasted malt and coffee. Very good for a porter.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, cherry and nutty aroma. The little bit of light shining through is a dark brown with just a tinge of red. Nice head. Very coffee at first, then bitter alcohol and a little bit of chocolate. A little thin.
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown, with a very thin head. Roasted coffee aroma. Nice blend between bitter and sweet. Somewhat of a chicory aftertaste.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very dark brown with a thick tan head and a dry roasted burnt aroma. Body is light, semi-sweet and has a strong bitter roasted malt finish. Could use a little more thickness, sweetness, and less roasted malt.
CapFlu (4318) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Pours) a medium, beige, foamy head and a near opaque body. Nose of coffee malt and hops. Thin, caramel and coffee. Little aftertaste. Sub-par...
Discofish (152) - USA - NOV 8, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Weak flavor dominated by a seltzer taste. Malts are more present than hops. There is nothing unpleasant about this beer, it just doesn't have any taste.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2003 Deep dark ruby, not too many highlights, tan head. Roasty aroma. Similar flavor. Odd earthy aftertaste. Medium body. Not bad.
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Again...I do not know what other people are drinking. Their description fairly meet what I am experiencing. Maybe not a HUGE porter so I guess it doesn't measure up! Whatever. This beer is a deep brown and red with a nice tan head and thick rich aroma of overdone cookies. The flavor is definately on the roasty side with a deep caramel and chocolate presence. The body is appropriately thin (I am not looking for a chewy stout) and again the water medium seems very refreshing. I loved it. Pretty true to guidelines.
BeerSlacker (34) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ruby red hue, with creamy-tan head. Faint roast aroma, with even hint of chicory. Thin body - could have wished for more roasted malt. A touch of coffee at the end. An OK porter, but not outstanding.