obxdude10 (1971) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown in color, light brown head, nice lacing around the glass, lots of roasted notes in the nose, a bit of cocoa in there too, medium in body, fairly smooth & drinkable, flavors were a bit bland & light, flavors included roasted malt, chocolated, coffee, pretty average porter
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2007 Dark brown (almost black) with a light brown head. Very light roasty aroma. Flavor has notes of roasted/burnt malt, caramel, chocoalate and coffee. Moderately sweet, roasty finish. Tasty. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Lacing hangs on the glass in thick sheets, good head retention. Nice porter.
jefcon (1325) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark brown with a tinge of ruby in the glass, but thin-looking. Chocolate, coffee, smoke on the aroma, with some hop greeness. A little bit of a bite for a porter, and bittering on the finish made this a thinner, dry porter without the heft and creaminess of the style. Still, a strong flavor profile made the beer enjoyable.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with a thin, light brown head, nice sheeting. Lots of chocolate in the nose, more milky than bitter, also a bit of molasses. Flavor starts out a bit thin, then a nice sweet chocolate rush with a bit of smoke and coffee bitterness.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a few of these at the Sweetwater in Sterling Va. This appears a very very dark brown almost black color with a light brown head that leaves a good bit of lace as it is drank. Aroma consists of a bittersweet dark chocolate scent mixing with roasted coffee. The roasted smokiness is the main flavor component with elements of coffee, chocolate and a bit of earthy hop blending together to form a great tasting porter. The finish is a dry bitter one that balanced out the sweetness and smokiness. This is a medium bodied brew with good creamy mouthfeel to it. I had a few of these when I was there and could easily down a few more, recommend if you are there and its currently being brewed.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown body tipped by creamy tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, roasty, chocolate, some coffee. Taste is medium sweet, roasty coffee, chocolate, light anise. Watery medium body.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
good sloid porter, nice dark color with a light porter aroma. Beer is still served too cold, but has a nice malty flavor. Still a little light, but i’n sure it will improve at it warms up... i’ll keep you updated :)
kathouse (811) - Nevada, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very pleasant beer. Aroma is a nice mixture of hop and malt. The deep brown color is covered with a thin, but persistent tan head. Nice lacing. Roasted flavor is delicious; finish is dry although not as long as I’d like. Good body and carbonation. I recommend it.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very enjoyable porter. Dark ruby with lots of black. Fine brown head with excellent lacing. Fruity roasted malt aromas. Very nice smooth roasted malt, typical porter flavors. Medium bodied with a very nice lingering finish.