troopie (2323) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Bottle. Black with tan lasting and much lace. Aroma of cloves, chocolate and malt. Flavour of dark chocolate, malt and hops. Finish mildly hoppy with coffee. A very pleasing porter UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Very robust. Deep opaque black with a thin sandy colored head. Aroma is replete with roasty goodness. Flavor is strong, with a thick mouthfeel. Very roasty, with a hint of black cherry and chocolate. Very good. Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2003
I have to give this the best rating of all the Anderson Valley that I've had - the brewery is pretty consistent and good, but not outstanding, and this beer is even more so (?!). Perched right on the border between a really roasty bitter coffeeish porter and one with a great deal of chocolate malt, this has a great mingling of flavor. It defines a session porter. Dark dark, with ruby tints, the head is a roiling ecru living thing, and the body is supple, not too thin as some porter s can be - a delight! Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2004
deep dark brown, thick rich off-white head, aroma of roasted malt and hops, coffee, a light fruitiness, with some mocha overtones; flavor is bitter and roasted, burnt, nice hop bite, coffee, light hints of chocolate, smooth, not overly rich in texture Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2004
Dark brown color with a big head and thick lace. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is mostly roasted malt, with just a little bitter chocolate flavors.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Nice silky texture with chocolate and fruit flavors. Very well rounded and drinkable. NightOwl (45) - Midland, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Practically opaque dark beer with a twinge of red, tiny carbonation bubbles but not "fizzy". Strong coffee and chocolate flavour, subtle aftertaste of chocolate and caramel. Nice porter. Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Bottle from Monument. Pours a cola brown with tannish head. Flavor is slightly sweet, roasty and malty as a good porter should be. Ends on an almost smoky note. chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2002
A deep, rich black porter. Initial aroma was milky and a sweet, but as the head dissipated aromas of sweet and roasted malts emerged, along with subtle fruity, woody and smokey flavors. These notes are for a version on tap in October 2001 from a fresh keg. Reading the other review, I went back and checked my notes and I found it to be a very full bodied porter. Hmmm... Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2003
Pours a pitch black color with a medium sized, tan colored head. The aroma is malty with chocolate, strong and bitter coffee notes, and hops. Full bodied with medium carbonation, the mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Initial flavors are sweet and malty with a lightly bitter finish with hints of chocolate. Nice porter.