Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell-grainy/roasty, filtered?--clear walnut shade, mild roasty taste but too bitter to be a brown ale. Definitely a mild, very drinkable brown porter with hints of chocolate. Nothing really stands out, but it certainly isn’t bad.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the brewery: Nice deep brown color with a slight beige head. Lots of chocolate malt in the aroma. Flavor is malty and bready with more chocolate malt. Mouthfeel is smooth especially after the carbonation has died down. A classic example of a traditional english brown porter. Very quafable- a nice session beer. I liked Fullers london porter slightly better becuase Fullers had slightly more body and was overall more sweet.
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprisingly ordinary porter for Victory. Coffee and chocolate but not enough malt to bring up the taste to Victory quality. Don’t know what went wrong here.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(draft) Clear, dark brown-red body, beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some roasty. Taste is medium sweet, roasty, caramel. Clean, medium body.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another dissapointing porter. Dark brown with a light tan head. Nutty roasted chocolate chcMedium citrus hops. Very typical for the style, just not my favorite style.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Rich chocolate espresso aroma. Coffee color. Slightly chalky, accented by hops. Soft finish. Delicious malt foundation made this work for me.
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have to admit that this was a bit of a disappointment. I was expecting a little more from one of my favorite breweries. The color was a dark brown. The aroma was light toffee and cocoa, a slight bitterness, but the flavor was a little weak and the body a little thin. Not bad and quite drinkable, though.
egajdzis (5152) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an unusually light reddish brown color with a tan head and some lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet caramel, toffee and chocolate. Taste mirrored the aroma, but also included some coffee as well. This was alittle thinner than what I was expecting a porter from Victory to be.
pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one sitting right at Victory. It poured very dark with a white head. The smell was rather malty. It lacked the depth of other porters, but none the less was a very good beer. It goes down very smooth which could be very dangerous if you have a few. Not the best porter, but once again a great beer from a great company.
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Dark malt, no hop aroma.
Appearance: White head sits atop an almost opaque body.
Flavor: Coffeish, roasty dark malts that exhibit a silky, creamy, almost milky type flavor. No hop.
Mouthfeel: Creamy medium body, very smooth and easy to drink.
Overall: This is an OK porter, very drinkable, but not outstanding. I could sit and drink this all day though.