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 (15797) - 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 (2270) - 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
krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great dark beer. The best PA has to offer.
porter103499 (7) - USA - APR 19, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pinnacle of beers. Closer to a stout, not sweet at all. Easy to drink, a small quantity or a large quantity.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nate (4199) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2005 Decent malty aroma, with a bit of coffee and chocolate tempered by some mild carbonic acidity. Dark brown clear, with thin light tan lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Nice roasted malt taste, good sweetness and balancing carbonic acidity. Bit watery overall, but for me has a nice sentimental quality of a dependable dark beer that I’ve enjoyed for years. Dusty dry hops in the finish, with a mild sweet tanginess in the after.