barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. aroma of roasted coffee beans and bittersweet chocolate. color of a dark cola with a tan head which disappeared rather quickly. the flavor, oh the flavor... wonderful mild flavors of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, "Nuts" and maybe a hint of toast. deducted a couple of tenths for the rather thin body, but overall, this is a very drinkable porter!
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent tan head, bitter-sweetish chocolate aroma, some roast. Satisfyingly sharp roasty flavors to offset the chocolatey sweetness. Lush but not cloying mouthfeel.
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours fairly dark with some red showing through. The head is a light tan color. The aroma is apples, toast, caramel and a hint of tobacco. The taste is roasted coffee and toffee. There is also a little bit of pear. The mouthfeel is slick and thick. A decent porter.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black coffee color. Small brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee. Flavor is nice roasted coffee/ chocolate flavor, a little dark fruit as well. Smooth and coats the mouth nicely.
Metalhead (633) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks good in the glass but this tasted like bitter bakers chocolate and cheap coffee beans. Boo Hiss.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark chocolate malt smell. Tastes smooth and crisp with resonating dark chocolate nodes. Hints of black raspberries and is slightly smoky. Nice rendition.
TheBeerGod (5496) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks to joeybgood for this! Pours a deep opaque brown with a small tan head. Nose is roasted malt, light coffee, hints of brown sugar and light fruit. Taste is roasted malt, burnt coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and I could swear I pick up some Wrigley’s spearmint gum. Body is well rounded with moderate carbonation and light bitterness. Finish is roasted malt, some milk chocolate, some lactic notes and mild coffee.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. 46.5°. NB worthy glass. Pours dark black with a 1/2" khaki head that shrinks down to just a haze, then just a few bubbles on the surface in the matter of a minute. Roasted malt aroma with some sourness and a hint of citrus rinds. Flavor is cooled bittersweet hot chocolate. Roasted malts. Buttermilk. Nice "full" mouthfeel. Roasty, chocolately finish with some traces of citrus peels.
Indra (2693) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2007 Full, roasty malt aroma, plenty of cocoa as well as some lightly earthy, spicy hop. Ebony in color, a few red-brown highlights with a fine, creamy, lasting head and delicate lacing. Flavor profile is pretty well balanced with notes of roasty, darkly sweet malt, milk chocolate and faint coffee tones alongside a moderate amount of fresh, lightly citric, juicy and bitter hops. Finish is dry and toasty. Palate is adequately carbonated and very lightly oily, body is medium. Not bad at all.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown color with a large tan head. Nutty roasted malt aroma. Slightly bitter chocolate, roasted coffee and hops flavors. Crisp feel with a dry finish.