muzzlehatch (4425) - 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 (10338) - 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.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark with nice, thick head. Aroma of hops and mown grass. Flavor is choclatey with roasted malt. Medium bodied with bitter finish. Good beer.
Yeastmaster (44) - USA - AUG 31, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An Oprah Winfrey porter: thick, rich, smooth, and black. Like a Macanudo cigar without the smoky aftertaste. A noticably bitter endtaste, but not at all unpleasant or intolerable. A wonderful porter.
Schroppfy (2350) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite good! Despite a tiny bit of cap leakage after it's long journey thanks to Ma_Beer, this is a chocolately and sharpish robusty porter. Great medium body.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark brown with a thick tan head. The nose is roasted malt-not strong-and a slight hint of coffee. The taste is roasted malt, a touch of coffee and a bit of raison, with the barest smidgeon of hop bitterness in the aftertaste. The body is thin for a porter. Not one of my favorites.
BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate mousse-like fluffy caramel colored head. Good body, fills your mouth and doesn't leave it wanting. Finish is just a tad too bitter. I'd recommend this to a friend any day.
MaBeer1972 (1130) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quickly becoming a local legend. I am not a big fan of "heavy" beers, but this one is smooth enough to get my attention.