redlight (2289) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet roasted malt aroma. Its a porter so it better pour dark brown. The flavor was alright, sweet roasted malt, with a slight sourness.
kramer (3878) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, via ross. Pours a clear dark brown with a small fizzy dark brown head. No sediment in bottle. Aroma is very chocolaty with lighter roasted malt. Some light hoppiness and dry yeastiness. Flavor is dominated by roasty malt and a light sourness up front with a little of the chocolate malt coming out in the dry lightly hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is fairly thin with a watery texture and moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, a middle of the road Porter. It could have used alot more body and more chocolate malt in the flavor versus all the roast.
blankboy (5152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry -- courtesy of ross. Pours a clear dark ruby-brown with a large diminishing tan head. Very nice roasty aroma with some caramel malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavour’s predominently coffee and chocolate along with some sweet malt and fruit. Body’s a little thin. There’s nothing outstanding about it but this is still an enjoyable Porter, I’d gladly have it again.
HogTownHarry (5639) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2006 Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy, his bottle. Deep clear ruby-brown, decent light brown diminishing creamy head. Dark roasty aroma, coffee beans, dark chocolate, grainy and light hops. Light taste, roasty and somewhat fruity, average linger, nutshell finish. Mouthfeel decent for a porter, acidic and still, something of an aftertaste, very nice.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - MAY 27, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nearly black colour. Rich aroma is chocolatey, fruity, vinous, molassesy. Flavour is gentler, softened by a brown sugar note, but maintains an enticing complexity of molasses, milk chocolate and light winey notes. Creamy, full mouthfeel. Sweet, complex finish. Bloody good - I’d put this up against anyone’s porter.
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice and smooth in the mouth, but a slightly chalky feel after it goes down. Wonderful flavor, very powerful. Lots of burnt flavors, and grainy coffee with chocolate. I liked this one a lot, it speaks well for all porters.
shrubber85 (5972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Burnt caramel, cola and ash aroma. Opaque black brown with slight film of a head. Smokey mocha coffee flavor primarily - mild sweetness with a moderate hops finish. High acidity and moderate carbonation. I really like the smoke flavor - reminds me of a campfire.
LilKem (1214) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this in the noog with ice and shag. a nice chocolate, roasty, malty aroma. the flavor has some chocolate, some burnt toffee, some molasses, and just a touch of sour cherries or something. a little too much acidity for me. body is thin and unimpressive but the flavors are good.
21iceman40 (1732) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very dark brown looking brew. The aroma is very chocolate and waxy. I get a bit of acid from it and alot of chocolate in the body. Decent porter.
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz., bet by 5/06. Foamy brown head. Dark mahogany and opaque, but clear. Deep forward aroma of toasted/burnt malt, coffee, molasses, and woodish hints. Nice. Tastes just like a stereo typical porter. Wood, burnt semi-sweet malt, and light spicy hops. It is, however, a bit to sharp for my pallet. Body is a bit thin as well. Wet. Certainly not a favorite, but the aroma was very nice.