muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 29, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour: almost exactly like the bottled Guinness Extra Stout I just had: dense, black, small bubbles; but less head retention. Aroma of coffee and port, rather weak. Flavor is indeed velvety, with some chocolate and fortified wine character; itís good but it doesnít excite me. Finish very smooth and dry. Hops indistinct to say the least. This is the kind of porter I would have LOVED a couple of years ago; now I want something, oh, I donít know, more powerful. This is Robin to Fullerís Batman; worth drinking, but not the best.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Man this was tasty! Opaque color with a subtle hop bitterness. Thick and chewy (medium body my ass!) with flavors of bitter chocolate and prunes. Awefrickinsome!!!
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good roasty aroma with a medium mouthfeel. Nice head and lace with a good toasty flavor.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poor slowly; head doesnít wanna stay in the glass. Thick, chewy, & a little zingy. Chocolate malt leaves a nice toasty-roastiness... with some coffee. Quite íheavy on the stomach.í
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Re-Rate 02/02/02: Pours a nice deep dark brown, light chocolate head and decent lace. Nose is lightly toasted malt, slightly fruity, start is malt sweet, the middle thin, the finish is nicely hopped and some what dry. A decent porter, and one I like, and have for several years.Thanks BHB
Jimmylib (169) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
kublai3 (175) - Staten Island, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very robust and roasty porter. Huge coffee accents and rich flavor that follows through. This is a hefty beer and itís tough to drink more than one or two at a time. This is a porter you can drink with a meal.
beergirl99 (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2000
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This isnít bad but I have had better. It seemed to lack the degree of creaminess that many porters offer.