crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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....
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
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 (569) - 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.