1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a bottle, this beer pours to a thick brown frothy head that disapates fully to a whisp of a ring around the glass. The body is a really dark brown with small particles sitting on the bottom. The aroma is coffee, grass hops, chocolate, caramel. Unfortunately the strong aroma disapated with the head as well. The flavor is quite nice, chocolate, smokey tanginess. This beer matches extremely well with the Koppís Tiramasu custard Iím eating at the moment. (Itís over 115 degrees outside even with the 30 mph wind gusts. Itís so friggen hot!) Anyways, the palate is rich and creamy, tangy. Light bitterness.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jimís: Color is black, head is medium and tan. Aroma is coffee. Flavor is coffee and cream with a hint of smoke and milk chocolate. Finish is lightly bitter sweet. Light, but smooth palate.
novedyarg (55) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark brown w/ a thick tan head. Aromas of rich roasted malts and coffee with a hint of chocolate. Tastes of chocolate malts and light roasted coffe hints with a creamy smooth finish. Just as good if not better than Sammyís Taddy.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft) Not a thing wrong with this beer. Thatís the first thing I thought of. No aroma to speak of, a mild chocolate flavor that was quite yummy. No bitterness at all. An excellent session porter.
Zeswaft (1702) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2007 Black with dark tan head. Chocolate and caramelly aroma. Flavor lacks hops or any sophistication. Almost no flavor left on palate 3 seconds after swallow. Very smokey flavor. Average porter.
rerate. this thing tastes really hoppy. sweet chocolate and really nutty. a lot like that nutella crap.
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head that fades fast. Roasted malt aroma and flavor with a bit of chocolate. A nice porter.
Quyntarious (33) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
POurs a nice dark color from the glass with a nice tan head that fades to a thin whispy head in a few minutes. Bland smell, the slightest hint of chocolate after tasting. I didnít find this to be as impressive as some of the other beers I have been drinking as of late. Good taste overall, I would pick this over some other beers.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to csbosox for sending this. Pours a black color with brown hues and a thick but mostly diminishing light brown head. Interesting aroma and flavor of chocolate and roasted malt. Light to medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation.
auerbrau (3204) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark clear brown with a creamy tan head. Strong coffee and cigar aromas. Watery barnyard malt flavors. Backed with plenty of oats. Decent porter, but typical.
zathrus13 (1769) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, and hops. Flavor is chocolate, hops, roasted malt, and coffee.