MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A medium-high carbonation promotes the singular dominating quality of the malt (roastiness) and facilitates quaffability...Feeble vinous suggestions reside within some sweet nuttiness as a lactic quality roams about, but all is hush-hush...Fair roasty bitterness in the end closes this simple toasty pint...
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark ruby red color, slight foamy head - tan. The nose is primarilly coffee with a light roastiness - not much else though, a pretty boring nose. Coffee at the front of the body - lively and raw bean-like. An organic bitterness in the middle that lingers into the finish. Too much bitter, not enough roast.
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really enjoyed this brew. The mouthfeel and aroma were a perfect match, making for a very drinkable beer. Darker and little more bitter than most porters.
BBB63 (6442) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with amber highlights that produced a fizzy tan head and okay lace. The aroma hints of plums and grapes, cashews, floral hops, light mocha and coffee notes, zesty yeast esters. Lots of smoky, nutty, and coffee in the taste. Acidic and fruity undertones and moderate bitter finish. The mouthfeel is thin, lively and crisp. Another quaffable porter that is heavy on the smoked malts.
OldGrowth (2913) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Ok nose, coffee, nutty, chocolate. Clear reddish black color. Small head that faded quick. Roasted malt flavor. Chocolate and nutty. Thin body, leaves malty flavors on tounge. Not bad, not great.
walrus (13) - USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like all Wachusett ... not too strong, not too weak, broad, smooth, rounded, dense foam, but not lots of it.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 25, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Boy, either these guys have just gone downhill, or there's something in the water or yeast they're using that I just don't cotton to. I found this thinnish, with a lightly roasty but also alas, soapy nose; bitter charred wood flavor without much counterbalancing sweetness, or enough malt. Very bitter finish. Bleah.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a thin off-white head.Chocolate,roasted malt charcater.Medium to full on the palate and sweet.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Dark brown black with some head. Decent hop and chocolate aroma. Body is a little thin for a porter, taste somewhat bland, nothing too special.
argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautifully creamy tan head atop a black body, leaving nice watery lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, invitingly chocolate and roasty, with some coffee as well. Ah, but the taste does not deliver what the nose promises. Instead, it is minimally sweet, bitter roasted coffee. Creamy medium body.