YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2004
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Deep, dark brown with red highlights. HUGE tan head. I mean HUGE, HUMONGUS, non-stop. Profuse. Probably the only thing interesting about this beer. Aroma was medicinal, closet, sock drawer. Mouthfeel was tolerable. Flavor was like mixing water with chocolate syrup. Just bad stuff.
jaymobrown (1692) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. Some vague chocolate and malt notes. Overall, I found this flat and uninteresting.
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Dark brown color with a foamy brown head. Toasted chocolate malt flavors. Neither here nor there.
TChrome (1425) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
There is a vegetable quality to this that totally ruins the beer for me. I expect my porters to be roasty and/or coffe driven and this does not fullfill. I thought I might have a bad bottle, but given the other ratings maybe not?
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a very dark brown (almost black) color with a thin tan head. Has an aroma of chocolate, malt, and coffee. Flavors of coffee, malt and a little bitter for my liking.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color with a light tan head and big bubbly spotty lacing. The aroma is well balanced and smooth with some chocolate and coffee with roast. The flavor is mild and smooth, not too bad. Finishes balanced too, this is a nice average porter with some solid flavors.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour, small white head and a bit of lacing. Chocolate, coffee, a touch of those combined make some mocha aromas. Floral hops and smoke. Roast and chocolate overpower coffee flavors. A bit of herbal hops. Creamy palate, light body and a malty finish with a nice balance of alcohol and hops. I didn't really get the whole V8 experience. Sorry Mike.
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The first beer rated after the recovery of my stolen truck. Black as the night, displaying a timid brown head. The aroma is a mixture of bad tobacco, some coffee, some licorice and vegetable compost. Not as bad as it sounds, but still not great. Somewhat smoky flavor up until mid-drink, when it all of a sudden turns into a weird vegetable (think V-8) cola experience. Quite odd, and not enjoyable at all. Sour squash and bubble gum all around. Damn... what am I going to do with the other 5?
craven5000 (100) - Westville, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A big bubbled tan head with a short life. Dark body with hints of red in the light. Thin. Light coffee and very soft chocolate flavors. A sweet hint or two. Very little bitterness, if any.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 22, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not much to this porter. Dark brown color with a medium beige head. Roasted coffee and malt aroma. Mild flavors of roasted coffee, malt and light hops. Very thin feel.