ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This stuff smells rich. Toffee and coffee, nice carbonation on the intake, a little dry and sweet, it sticks with you. A real great beer.
Praetorian (86) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown in color, medium-large head, smells of coffee and molasses. tastes slightly sweet at first but finishes bitter.
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2010
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the bottle, this is a very dark, intense brown with not a lot of foam. In this sample, the nose is not distinctive other than a slight muskiness – I wonder is this one’s been on the store shelf too long. Although the finish does deliver a somewhat smoky taste, it’s characterized by a thin finish and bitter aftertaste, rather uncomplicated. I agree with lj6880 that this presents like a black lager.
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 20, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good Solid Porter. Dark brown with good head. Roasted arouma with coffee hints. Same goes for flavor. Great mouth feel( on the lighter side) All in all a fine example of style, well balanced.
bigred22 (85) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Silky Smooth and very drinkable. The aroma is not to good on this one, I have to say that is the only downfall. Black body, with white head with a smooth mouth feel.
warriorx99 (85) - USA - APR 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. This porter pours black with a large fizzy light-brown head. The aroma is malty with only a slight hint of roast and chocolate. It’s heavy and the taste is dominated by a dry roasty coffee flavor.
whitehotg8 (85) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
There is a lot to appreciate in this nicely priced Porter. Great earthy aromatics on the nose and the first sip was instantly smokey with big mouth-feel but, not sticky. Finish is still malt-forward with a nod to some mild hop dryness. Great iteration of the style!
adamhorror (84) - USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is black with a small off white head. No translucency to background light. Aroma is slight smoke beyond a toffee, caramel, and coffee notes with a deep roasted malt. There is a slight yeast scent and sourdough scent. Taste is mildly smoky behind toffee, chocolate and coffee flavors. Also a slight bread or biscuit flavor comes through. Palate is medium but not watery with a slight fizz of carbonation on the tongue.
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rich916 (84) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle-22oz into pint glass: Pours a dark brown-black color; Tan frothy head, Medium creamy body. Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, & light chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, coffee, chocolate and some dark fruit; Hints of smoke; not overdone, Nicely balanced; Overall good porter.
kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The malts and hops are both delicate and light. Taste of light body coffee with a touch of a smoked chocolate. This is much milder in taste than in aroma. Would work in harmony with grilled fish. Enjoyed from a snifter.