hopscotch (9217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer rocks!
Pours a very dark, crystal clear ruby hue. Small, khaki-colored, creamy head. Mostly diminishing with no lacing.
Milk chocolate and malt (Whoppers!) in the nose. Whispers of vanilla and light alcohol as well.
The flavor is of dark chocolate and darkly roasted coffee beans up front. Perfectly balanced with a pleasantly bitter and lightly tart hop addition on the backside.
Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, tongue-numbingly tangy, bitter and dry finish. Complex, actually! World Class Porter! Very heavy for a low gravity brew! Underrated!
guzzler67 (1509) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First impression was the great color. Follow that with interesting aromas and diverse flavors. It resulted in a really good, well made porter. I would certainly recommend it.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
There is indeed nothing missing here..this is outstandingly well put-together. It is easy to overdo the chocolate notes in beers of this style, IMO. Here thereís harsher roast components balancing, and the hop bitterness arrives right on time. Toda raba, urbn.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted chocolate flavors with a good hop finish. Iíll have to re-rate this one sometime after i drink it when i am more sober.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2003 Some nice gentle hops in the nose and in flavor, where they combine rather well with chocolate and roasted notes. This is a much softer, more delicate porter than I'm used to, but this brewer pulls it off terribly well. No sense that he has left anything out. Less can be more.
Rib Eye (147) - USA - NOV 13, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
More stout than porter, itís fairly typical of the style, but heavier on the bitter flavors. Go for a Taddy Porter instead.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very dark porter. Full malty chocolate nose. This is a nice low gravity rendition of the style. The palate is light to medium in body. Super dry and flavorful. A malty, but not overly roasty Porter. Very complex for its weight. A Porter that can be consumed pint after pint. A fine ale.
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours more like a cola than a beer, right down to the quickly dissipating light brown head. Still, it ends up pitch black. Aroma of sweet chocolate and strong mocha. Flavor starts quite chocolaty, and sweet. Mid tongue it shifts to bitter coffee, and finishes coffee/hop bitter. Slightly syrupy. Not a bad beer, but nothing special.
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with coffee-ish or dark chocolate aroma. Tastes more bitter like coffee and has a bit too much hop bitterness to it. Went well with the seafood I was eating, however. Complimented it very well, indeed. Not a bad beer.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow they got this one right. Very dark with a big foamy tan head. Aroma of dark roasted chocolate and burnt caramel, followed with just a hint of malt. The taste is wonderful starting fresh and clean with strong burnt chocolate flowing into a creamy malty tone and ending with a bittersweet snap that leaves you wanting to try it again. FFor a local brew that noone has heard of this one rocks.