WabashMan (1007) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Being only the third ratebeerian to rate this one, and only seeing it for the first time today, I have very little idea of what to expect. That said, the color is nice (not QUITE black, but very dark brown) with a generous tan head. Aroma is...strange. A little earthy, in my opinion. The flavor is nice, and not TOO dry. Actually, I'm pleasantly surprised by the flavor. This is NOT a dry stout along the guinness lines...much different with different character to the flavor. A decent stout, though not a great one.
duece (103) - Waterford, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly rye odor leads to a sharp but pleasent malty flavor that stays just long enough. Not one of the best for this style and not even one of the best stouts of Milwaukee.
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown; toasty, a little thin, has a whole grain bread crustiness to it. A decent porter, but nowhere near making it as a stout.