bigred7 (44) - Sarcoxie, Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2000
Very good porter, not too sweet, just a little bitterness toward the end. A good beer for after dinner with a cigar. karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2000
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Forgive me if I wasn't as impressed with this as I'd hoped. Creamy, yes - well balanced bitterness, yes, but for some reason, the aftertaste did not agree with me. And I love porters, too. Perhaps I'll give this one another shot given all the hype... wade (58) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2000
Very nice porter, but so far nothing compares to my beloved Mocha Porter.... billb (245) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2000
One of the best porters in existence. It's a tough call between this and Rogue Mocha Porter.
Bov (13219) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 13, 2000
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2003 dark black colour with a thin and compact head, nice lacing, aroma of dark chocolate, licorice and alcohol, oily, thick, dry malty chocolate finish with a long lasting but somehow rough bitterness PhillyBeer2112 (2884) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2000
I have to agree with everyone else here:
this is one of the great porters. It has just
a hint of chocolate, plus a great roasted malt flavor
and is not overly sweet - it actually has a nice mild bitterness
that seems to result from both hops and the burnt flavors (roasted
malts). Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2000
Roasted, toasted, rich, bitter, & chewy, with just the right hint of chocolate aroma. Strong mouthfeel. I love the burnt flavor! Abstractly intricate 'Brussels Lace' patterns form on the inside of the glass. Not too overly sweet like many porters. What a great beer! mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2000
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 Consumed via bottle. This is a very nice porter. It is rich with a nice burnt molasses taste.