cheap (3655) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok, my first sweet water, from a bottle. You know, there certainly is a difference between porter and stout. In some examples you can really tell the difference and in others you cannot. Pretty clean smell of mildly volatile roasted beer. Very dark. At first I think the alky level is too strong but after a few minutes it tend to mellow a bit. Goodly amount of the roasted porter thing in this brew. Yes not bad with itmildly sizzling co2. Leaves some bitterness there residing on the back of the tongue after each big swig. Near bitter personality builds inthe back ofthe throat towards the finish.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma of chocolate rises to great the nose. A minute head sits upon a solution that is the color of bitter-sweet chocolate. The mouth is introduced to this beer through the infused flavors of chocolate and malt, but these are quickly overtaken by a smokey taste that won’t leave easily.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - FEB 18, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of milk chocolate, giving way to roast coffee. Appears a dark, almost opaque brown, with deep mahoganey colors on the edges, and with no head to speak of. Flavor is bright but lemony at the start, giving way to a full roasted flavor, but devolving quickly into an acidic sharpness. Palate is fizzy and detracts from the overall effect. Overall, this is not a great offering, and a bit less than the sum of its parts.
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma is soapy and papery with burnt malt and chocolate. The appearance is brown with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma with a very bitter finish. The palate is average for the style. Overall I am not a big fan.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle --->funky shaped Ballentine glass, Pours cola black with small tan head and no lacing. Aroma is roasted malt and cheep draft beer. Decent bitter roasted cocoa taste, Palate is way too thin. A decent session porter, but that’s about it.
TADDYPRTR (6) - USA - AUG 12, 2003 does not count
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice dark pour, tight, creamy head.Starts bland and nice aftertaste. Not enough hardy enough for me
omhper (18316) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled, thanks SpringsLicker!
Very dark brown, airy head. Vinous coffee nose. Roasty and light bodied with sharp mouthfeel. Metallic, lightly bitter finish.
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2006
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark black porter, with collapsing moka head. Light chocolate aroma with light coffee notes. In mouth, a sourish metallic bitter chocolate, a bit bilous and unpleasant. This beer did not wistand the test of time. From Goldtwins, May 2004.
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Crazy sort of beer, smells alright somewhat porter-like, tasted porter-like but it looks and feels more like a cola, I have never seen such a bubble head that disapaites so quickly on a beer, kind of weird, but it tastes alright and warms me up