RateBeer
overall
89
87
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A fine Old World porter combining British pale two-row malt with Crystal, cara-pils and chocolate malts; plus a small portion of black patent. The porter is flavored with Northern Brewer & Cascade hops.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Poured dark brown almost black. thin white head that didnít last. Sweet aroma. Good malt flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrockLanders (774) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. Nearly opaque dark brown pour...big thick tan head. Lotsa roasty malt, coffeish, some chocolate in the aroma. Flavor was equally roasty, medium bodied....creamy mouthfeel. Light bitterness in the finish. Not my favorite ale there, but a good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2005
You can tell this is the flagship beer it stood out from the rest having the most flavor, coffee, chocolate, and man this was good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2005
On tap at the brew pub. Poured a very dark brown with reddish tints at the edges and an off white head. Aromas and tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, and a little nutty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Ultra dark brown, thick tanned head. Nose on this one was all about chocolate, dark roasted coffee and cream, toasted brown sugar, with a slight vanilla bean tone hidden below. Flavor was similar, well balanced, yet nicely hopped on the backside to round it out. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, velvety, smooth roasted finish. Really nice session brew....

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9549) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Draft... Sparkling clear, very dark, crimson brew with a large khaki head. Cirrus lacing. The aroma is of cocoa, vanilla, caramel and coffee. A little thin, but well-bittered. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Short, crisp, clean finish. Grassy at the wee end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2004
GABF 2004. Deep brown body and thick beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and nuts. Chocolate and coffee dominate the flavor as well. Medium to full bodied. This is a standard robust porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2009 Had to re-rate this. I donít 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 itís the first time it wasnít stellar.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 22, 2004
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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2004
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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  10  11 12


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50