MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz - bottled 03/05 - Aroma is the best thing about this beer, chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Black with no head and little lacing. Flavor is a bit bland but there is the coffee and brunt malt. Tastes like a watered down stout more than a unique porter. Sticky sour palate. Plenty of better porters out there.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice dark color with a chocolatly head. Aroma is sweet and roasted malts with coffee tones. Flavor is much the same, a little too harsh in its coffee flavor, not as smooth or balanced as it could be. Mediocore.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beige head atop a brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, chocolate, light roasty. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, some grapefruit, light chocolate. Medium body.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a creamy tan, and settles much darker with a red tint. Smells like milk chocolate, caramel, sugar babies (remember those?) Super sweet aroma. Taste is....well, watery mostly. Hints of muted roast coffee beans. Distant and hard to grasp. Feel slighted here. Nice appearance, great aroma, zero flavor.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I can’t recall who the hell sent me this Porter about 6+ months ago.. atpayne?.. BBB63?.. Well, Thanks to whomever it was!
WOW.. Why so much carbonation? This beer exploded when it hit the glass, a full out mound of khaki colored head. The aroma is light.. with hints of coco, coffee, and slightly lactic. The flavor has far more character… charred malts, chocolate, and cold coffee.. there is a nice bittering hoppy bite in the finish. The body is almost water thin and the Elmer must have been a bad child.. because the beer seems pretty beat up! I would say that the labeling is this beers best attribute!
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep red-brown body, thin/medium light tan head. Chocolatey aroma with a touch of coffee; pretty sweet-smelling. The flavor was sort of a cross between a porter and a brown ale, with plenty of sweetened chocolate, brown sugar, and nuts. Not as roasty as most porters, focusing instead on the sweet component.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep black with light tan head. Nose is of roasted chocolate and a hint of coffee. Body is malty and slightly bitter. Finishes without anything special.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours dark brown with black cherry highlights, small off-white fizzly head that quickly settles, with slick lacing. Cocoa, light biscuits, and roasted malts on the nose. Roasted malts & coffee beans up front but nothing to follow it up. Medium body and medium mouthfeel. Finishes fairly light with only a mild hop bitterness and toasted malts. Not bad, but this one was pretty uneventful. Thanks goes out to atpayne for the trade!
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown and clear. There is not much of an aroma, but what is noticable is a roasted malt. The malt is also available in the flavor, which is a little more impressive than the aroma, but not enough to completely rescue this rating.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2005 (draft) Had a very strong roasted malt aroma. The flavor was quite nice with roasted malt and a mild chocolate. A dry finish that made me want to take another drink right away.