NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2009 Had to re-rate this. I don’t know if they are tweaking the recipes or what, but this beer is getting better.Mmuch more roasty than it used to be and more full bodied. Had one Sept 21st 2005 that was kinda wimpy, but it’s the first time it wasn’t stellar.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/mahogany body with a tan/khaki head. Smells delicious, nuts, sweet and chocolaty. Taste is big time dark roasted malt, sweet brown sugar, dark roasted coffee and of course, chocolate. Aftertaste is a nice roasted hop finish. Solid porter. Sampled on draught at Tampa Bay Brewing Co in Ybor City, FL
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown color with some reddish hues when held to a bright light. Aroma and flavor is toasted malt, caramel, coffee and chocolate that finishes with a hoppy crispness. Body is rich and medium.
envane (559) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Chocolate aroma. Flavour is chocolate w/ a little roast. The cask version is ridiculously smooth.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice florida version of the english porter, not overly hopped like some west coast versions.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like a bitter coffee or a burnt candy, very thick. Tastes the same but with a bit of molasses sweetness and finishes with more molasses. nice head, great color. solid porter.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Tampa Bay Brewing. A large sized light brown head that was creamy and smooth with fine sized bubbles that were mostly lasting. The body was uncarbonated and opaque with a dark brown hue. The nose was that of chocolate and coffee with a coffee flavor. The palate was creamy and smooth and this was a Porter that was light bodied for its style. The lacing was excellent.
thedm (4848) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 18, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 80. This draft brew was sampled at the brewery in Tampa Florida and was served to us by Jim McCann the brewer and Vicky Owen the owner. This brew poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized light brown colored long lasting bubbles that left behind an opaque dark brown colored body with no visible carbonations and a fair lace. The aroma was that of a medium strength malt and the mouthfeel was tingly and smooth at the start then diminished in the mild hop finish. It had a mild brown beer flavor and was somewhat unporter like.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good porter. Deep and dark, slightly red. Smells of loads of coffee. In the taste, very roastiness, but the coffee is blessedly restrained, good chocolate character instead. Excellent hops at end, nice dry finish. Good stuff.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2004 Re-Rate Cask conditioned, exceptionally creamy, very lactic and chocolaty, nice suggestion of coffee and oak…. Very nice!
A terrific porter, creamy mouth feel to boot…. Jack had a very nice balance of full and well-roasted chocolate malts, with a bitter hopy finish. The body is rich, deep, and dark with a creamy caramel colored tan head….. Over all splendid local porter, it’s too bad its not bottled.