Oakes (13601) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wood, toast, raisins and a hint of coffee. Dark brown with chestnut. Thinnish body - dry in the finish also slightly sour. One of those old-time entires, a throwback of sorts.
argo0 (12428) - 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.
hopscotch (10184) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark pour with a deep mohogany hue. Medium-sized khaki head. Creamy. Mostly, but not fully diminishing. Decent lacing.
The aroma is floral with notes of chocolate, ginger and a pungent, citrusy note.
Up front, the flavor holds bursts of chocolate and toasted nuts. Tangy and then lightly bitter on the backside. Very well-balanced.
Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Long, crisp, clean finish. Notes of chocolate, straw and ginger throughout the finish.
Very nice brew!
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Victory. Poured a medium to darker reddish brown with an averaged sized off white head. Aroma and tastes of bitter chocolate. OK Porter but a little light all around.
DocLock (8667) - 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.
Braudog (6041) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a white head. Malty aroma. Lightly smooth with an understated bitter malt flavor. Humbly satisfying.
egajdzis (5650) - Pennsburg, 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.
notalush (5448) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty good porter - nothing really sets it apart from the greats, but it holds its own somewhat with them (fullers, anchor, etc.) - mild chocolate and coffee presence - a little thin, but quite enjoyable.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - 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.
aracauna (3290) - 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.