SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
by far the best offering from this brewery, but still on the light side for a real porter
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 This is a nice porter that I bet would go great with a thick porterhouse. Too bad I can’t find this in the South. Re-rate: Too mediciney for my tastes these days but would still like that porterhouse.
stemcell00199 (21) - worcester, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This a lot better than the Black and Tan they have. By far, the best the brewery has made that I have tasted.
hoohoosdad99 (5) - Lock Haven, USA - JUN 20, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am not a fan of the Yuengling Lager but I love this stuff. As my friend says it is like a candy bar in a bottle.
nevditz (16) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 19, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tasty, dark and cheap in pennsylvania. my #1 purchased beer
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly thin and a bit slimey in texture. Good flavor. Not bad.
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown; aroma of liquorice, prunes, buckwheat honey, burnt raisins - this is macrobrew? Slightly fizzy, but fairly smooth in its dark malt palate - hints of black currant & liquorice, finishing slightly watery. A decent brew today; thirty years ago I would have been making pilgrammages to Pottsville.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good porter for the price.
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
O.k I joked about how old this brewery was, and how they should have been able to brew good beer by now...but that was after trying my first beer from this brewery ’Lord Chesterfield ale.’ This porter was surprisingly very good. Roasted coffee aroma, moderately carbonated, moderately bitter. Smooth creamy mouthfeel, not watery or thin in the middle, and it finishes dry with a nice coffee/chocolate length.
obxdude10 (2151) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of body to this brew, kept a nice head even out of the bottle, rich malty flavor, not as dry as I expected, balance was a bit off, but still a good porter