DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fairly standard porter with no exceptional qualities that I could note. Recommended.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This poured out as a great solid dark, leathery brownish black color with slivers of dark, ruby red highlights. A finger high head was produced of creamy, tannish foam that faded slowly leaving a thin haze on top with slight patchy lace. Smell is quite nice, although its a bit faint, but whats there is a sweetish, coffeeish aroma with some hop notes near the back. Taste is a mild, lightly earthy and deep, slightly burnt roasted malt in flavor with a hint of coffee and cocoa, and is sweetly smooth the whole way through with caramel notes lingering. Nothing really stands out to much in the flavors, its solid mildness is quite nice though with a solid medium, nearly heavy body and has a nice, slightly bittering tangyness, that gets carefully dry in the finish. Leaves a weird cottonmouth effect, which I actually find appealing. Another fine brew by Tyranena
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
More coffee than chocolate to me, slightly burnt flavor/aroma with a woody and roasted wheat palate.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark and thick brew. Somewhat unbalanced. Not Tyranena’s best beer by any stretch.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark chestnut, nearly opaque. Thin tan lid. Aroma of bitter chocolate, light molassas, and black malts. Black malt flavors. I perfer this in my porter. A touch sweet and earthy. Hopped just enough not to take away from the malt bitterness and enough to offset the toffee sweetness.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2002
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black color- imagine that!; Tan head was thick but faded fast- adios!; Nose was as bland and unimaginative as you could ask for. No depth, and just barely passable.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - APR 30, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly opaque dark mahogany. Thinning out foamy tan head. Moderate carbonation. Acidic black malt and roasted chocolate aroma, light soapiness. Medium bodied. Fat roasted quality and black malt twang. Light tangy earthiness. Slight caramel sweetness. Earthy hop balance. Nicely roasted and lightly bittersweet, although slightly thin in body. Finishes drier with mildly bitter malts. A decent Porter.
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20