Metalhead (633) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just due to price I was a bit iffy on this. $8 for a bomber of 7% beer! HOL-EE Crap. How the fuck did they get a semi bitter chocolate beer combined with a fucking x-mas tree. Normally this would turn me off,but the balance,aroma and everything was top notch. If you only buy it once you HAVE to try this,unreal!
As it warmed a mild hop presence came out and the semi bitter chocolate faded.
Never drank a Douglas fur before,er,actually more like pine. Oddly no bulbs or ornaments leaked out of the bottle.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy crap, a hoppy porter! Black with a medium tan head. Huge fruity hop nose, smells fresh. Roasty chocolate cocoa hop flavor. Awesome!
Zeswaft (1439) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really awesome. Not as artificial-like coffee/chocolate tasting as most porters. Itís very mild. Perfect blend of coffee roast and hops make for a smooth and flavorful experience.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 Merry Hopping Christmas! I think only the 3F folk would do such a thing to a porter! It pours out like your usual porter (not normally my favorite style), dark brown with a decent foamy light brown head. The resemblence to the usual ends there. The hops jump out of the glass and poke you in the nostrils. Smells like the Alpha Khan hopping, a good mix of the grapefruit and the piney. Oh yes... thereís also a roasted malt and burnt coffee smell in the aroma. The taste is of roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and HOPS. Nice bitter finish, like Iíve just had a Dreadnaught. Excellent brew!
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LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís unreal..so over the top just like all their beers. An unimaginably hoppy porter. I think I sensed pine juice in the drink. I enjoyed it, but one was enough.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color much to be expected, but thats about the only normal thing with this porter. Grassy lime aroma, like a strong IPA. This has a dryness similar to a porter, but then it also has a visous feel from the whole lotta hops. I donít know exactly what to make of this beer, its quite a good porter, but its got more quality bitterness than most IPAís. It leaves my mouth feeling a bit dry and chalky, which makes me want to drink more of it, which is a damn fine thing to have in a beer.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Wohlfs for the tasting. Pours a dark brown/black with decent tan head. Pine hop aroma actually smelled like a pine tree. Very well balenced with a smooth body. Slight coffee/mocha finish. Almost an IPA inside a porter. Scoring a 4.1 and I am not even a fan of porters!!! Very good overall.
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - NOV 25, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My goodness. If you combine a good porter with Gumballhead this is what you get. A rich, dark, smooth ale with a juicy, fruity hop profile. Very interesting and quite good.
Spliffy (55) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Love the IPA/Porter thing going on here. Kind of tastes like a piney chocolate and I liked that combo very much. I thought it had a light feel for a porter. Price is a bit steep, but glad I tried it.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Christmas Porter. Well, this is enough to make this Grinch/Scrooge sing carols. From the tap at Three Floyds, this was awesome. Black with just the slightest and briefest appearance of tan head. Malty. Chocolatey. Coffee. Berries? Raisens? Molasses? I do believe so. Linger a bit more on the nose. The mouthfeel is thick and full and smooth. Taste roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and, yes, citrus. Hops? Of course. And loving it.