JK (4287) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black. Big tan head that laces the glass. Aroma of wood and fruit. This beer has a smokey flavor, with sweet malt. Medium bodied.
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew pours a small head of brown colored mostly lasting fine to medium sized bubbles that leave behind a opaque dark brown colored body with no visible carbonation and a fair lacing. THe aroma is a very nice strong malt aroma with some chocolate and a lot of strong carmel. The mouthfeel is initially Tingly and finishes with a strong coffee tingle. The flavor comes on smoothly at first and I am thinking "Iam really going to enjoy this one", but then something in the finish bothers me. I take another sip and the stong coffee flavor hits me again. It gets a little better as time goes on. A hop bite begins to come though. This brew is full of coffee character and comes on quite strong. It is a bit rough around the edges, but very good brew to start my evening off with!
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
While a very good porter in the bottle, this is a much better beer if you can find a bar that serves it from the tap. One of Summit's best beers, they do a good job.
Indra (2570) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very coffeeish, roasty aroma, some grain and cocoa. Deep brown color with an uneven, lasting, creamy light tan head. Roasty and bittersweet flavor profile, more cocoa and coffee bean, with a bit of spicy hop entering towards the end. Malty, roasty and lightly toffeeish finish, with a light addition of dry hop bitterness. Medium bodied, mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side and has a tad too much carbonation. Fairly tasty.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep dark brown, settles into the glass while blackening as speaker foam - fabulous head about an inch high and is a interesting light brown hue close to the color of bread crust. Speaking of crust, the head itself is crusty and lumpy with divets at first then settled slowly to a thin foam, leaves super curtains of lace. Smell is roasty of chocolate and coffeeish sweet. Taste is openly roasty and slightly burnt malts, has a sweet chocolatey tone and a bit coffee-like in its dryness. Smooth throughout and speaks a bit of bitter chocolate and hops. Super dark and rich - packed with nice robust flavors. Full medium body, texture attaching unique, nicely sweet & bitter drying hints.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice tall head that had blackish tan color to it.The brew color was black.Malty,bitter sweet aroma with hints of coffee and mild hops,mild chocolate.Fairly smooth feel in the mouth,mildly malty coffee tones,hops and a slight gritty feeling on the tongue the after taste is burnt,chocolate malt and thin,fades quickly not bad but could be better i think.
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with nice tan head, but goes away fairly soon---before halfway finished with glass-- and I drink fast ;) Molasses in the aroma and nice roasted malt taste. Alittle more hoppy than most porters I've tried and I like the change.
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark in color. Great smell. Pours with small amount of head but nice lace around glass. Very bitter and hoppy. Slight cream flavor. Finishes bitter. Overall good and not nearly as strong as the color would suggest.
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nicely fresh chopped wood smell. Poured nicely dark. Tart bitter nose, with some copper penny taste. Fairly decent porter.
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - MAR 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was my first porter. Reminded my of French Roast Coffee. A little harsh, but not a bad beer. Nice head that didn't last long, but overall a good strong beer. But don't drink it for a thirst quencher.