DocLock (9365) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown color. Good aroma of coffee, toffee, chocolate, and malt. Tastes smooth, malty, chocolatey, with a nice crisp finish.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in color.On tap at Andy's in Bogota, NJ. Roasty caramel aroma. Roasty and hoppy. Enjoyable beer. Very nice beer. full bodied.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Andy's. Pours brown, tan head. Carmel/roasty aroma. Flavor is carmel up front with a raoasty/hoppy bite in the finish. Full bodied and smooth. Very nice drinking porter.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Liked this one a lot. carmel, roasted malt nose and flavor with an expresso after taste. Very smooth going down.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly mild porter. A smooth malty base with hints of roasted malt and chocolate. Body is a bit thin with very light hints of bitterness. Not bad, but not one of their better offerings.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good brew. Nice toasted malty aroma with a little hint of burnt chocolate. Very smooth creamy palate. Flavors are toasty and rich with a light hop bite on the finish.
tmhst30 (10) - Prospect Park, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very well balanced porter. Good aroma and definitely a good session beer. (I've had a few sessions in Downingtown.)
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very nice and dark with nitro head, very thin, smelled more distinctive than it tasted. Subtle maltiness and a little latte. Reminds me of Fuller's so I guess it is true to style.
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The first time I tried this beer last year at Victory I was not impressed at all - had sort of a root beer flavor (beer line problem perhaps?). This time around I did not detect any "off" flavors, and, can now review this beer. This is an english style porter, and, is medium brown in color. A very enjoyable creamy roasted aroma is the first impression. Tasting reveals a pleasant roasted malt flavor, definitely not sweet. Mild malt body with a good crisp finish. Definitely good as a session beer. So enjoyable, I brought a keg of it home with me.
monkeyman (57) - Alabama, USA - JUN 21, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting notes from 1 pint at the Mecca (~ 1 week prior to Memorial Day ’03)... Giant muscular malty mouthfeel from the start, with hints of fine chocolate. Please oh please Mr. Covaleski -- BOTTLE THIS!