Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Muddy coloured; cappucino aroma - frothy milk, light roast, even vague chocolate. Palate fades quickly but shows a little bit of bitter chocolate.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured out of the bottle very dark brown with a thin, tight head that disipated quickly. The initial nose was strong roast coffee. Roast coffee, almost smokey intital flavor leading to a dark, sweet malt flavor that finishes with a perfect bitter balance. A very nice, quaffable porter.
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2002: Deep dark red-brown. Good head. Rich roasty caramel aroma. Smooth roasty coffeeish flavor. Nice balance.
aracauna (2925) - Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lighter than some porters, you can easily tell that it’s brown but it’s still dark enough that it looks black at a glance. Head is nice thick creamy light tan foam. It lasted through the very end. Nice roastiness in the aroma with a hint of chocolate. Some burnt flavors on top of the chocolate with a nice balanced citric hop flavor. Non the same level as their outstanding IPA, but still a great beer.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The professor went down to Georgia, he was lookin’ for some local to drink... This is a fine, really quite roasty and refreshing porter. Feels right, smells right, but more so than some others, has a real roasty challenge with a hop bit at the close. A winner! BUT I only got one! Where was my head!
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Doesn’t hold a candle to Anchor Porter. I found it thin not med. bodied.
TheBeerCollector (631) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark red (almost black) . This beer is like a liquid dessert; immediate chocolate flavor that evolves into a malty finish. Heavy but smooth. A great beer to finish off the night.
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malt and chocolate, roasted aroma. Nice brown/dark red color, with rocky off-white head. Smooth carb with med to heavy body. Malty taste, some chocolate, copper?, and enough hops to give it a bitter side. Nice porter.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice porter with the color of garnet and a light brown head. Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt on the nose. Heavy chocolaty malt up front giving way to roasted and smoky characteristics in the finish. Not bad.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 This beer has a creamy head with a sweet/malt aroma. Begins with a solid chocolate taste and finishes a bit weak. As my glass gets less full, I like it more. Thanks belgianhomebrew!