joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured deep brown with a small tan head. Nice aroma, sweet and rich. Flavor was right on. Great malt prescence. My first real porter, and I rather enjoy it.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light in color for a porter with a smallish sized head. Aromas I got were typical but included a light dried fruit aroma. The taste wasn’t as full bodied that I like in porters but grows on you as you drink more. I’ve found most Sweetwater beers to be very enjoyable without being too light.
SpringsLicker (3415) - Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Side by side w/ Highland Oatmeal Porter. This was thin compared to the Highland Porter. Huge off white head on a deep brown beer. Aroma was malt/bread/cookie with a flavor that was balanced with a short uninteresting finish.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
brown as a crust of rye bread; light presses through it, but emerges on the other side all bent up and disoriented. light tan head, about the shade of roasted sunflower meats. the bubbles are a bit too big to be called creamy, but with proud puffery it brandishes a tall head and lace that smears downward like a slow-motion mudslide. varied and rich aroma, some coffee and burlap door mat, some old shoe and sulphur, burnt raisin and vanilla bean. carbonation at first bites like a soda. of course, all beers have a "carbonation trajectory", from vivacious to-- given enough time--flat. and in this case, the patient drinker will soon discover a still brisk, but more palatable fizz; nice malts dominate, roasted until well-done, with moderately sweet chocolate and cola flavors, a slightly unassuming fruity bitterness of --i dunno--lime, perhaps. a medium bodied porter, nice drink.
123456green (46) - houston, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark(almost stout like)ouick fading head, nice aroma of rich malts. Finish is somewhat weak but a good beer nontheless. Will drink again. Thanks to Rajendra82 for this brew.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small off-white head that diminishes completely. Dark brown body. Has a burnt chocolately aroma, a bit of Oreo type of smell also. Not a ton of flavor or aroma. Tastes a bit like burnt sweet wine + chocolate. It did grow on me a bit, but it was also kind of watery so it could have been better in that regard.
ross (2138) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this is a good porter, chocolaty taste. little to no head. not very thick which is my only gripe. i would liked a little more body. taste is good, goes down pretty good too. all in all not bad.
jhayden91 (3) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2004 does not count
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great porter. Anything made in Bob Marleys honor is cool. Had a nice body with a fruity aroma. Berry aroma would be about right. Like the new packaging with the Jamacian Colors. Support your local brew
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2004 Pours basically black with a noisy tan head that quickly disappears. Smells like overripe blueberries and stale chocolate grahm crackers. The dark "blueberry" aroma is pretty subdued but's it's there. The flavor reflects those same fruit notes in the flavor, and then continues onto bready coffee notes. Not the good richness of coffee, just the bitter dry parts. There's an oily overtone to the whole taste spetrum that I found distracting. The finish has more roasted malt and bready flavors. The two main flavor components (fruit start and dry finish) just don't work well together for me. This is the 2nd time I've had this beer and I thought I was more impressed the first time.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with tan fizzy head and light lacing. Light roasted coffee, not too strong aroma. Flavor is sweet with chocolate and coffee, nutty and caramely. Finishes smooth and bitter, lightly fruity. Not too bad but nothing really stands out.