Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Re-Rate 12/06/02: The beer pours a deep brown to black, the head portly, the consistency creamy and the lace in nice glutinous sheets. Deep roasted grains; light chocolate and somewhat sweet is the nose. Malt at the front, the top wraithish, the finish is bitingly acidic, the hops scarce as hens teeth. Dry aftertaste and lacking in the two things I like most “Hops and a decent body as in malt”. Only tolerable, not much of a “Porter”, as it has little robustness and energy giving characteristics.
Crit (3973) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2002
Fast fading tan head. Burnt malt nose and taste. Finish is short with a prickly mouthfeel (too carbonated?) PhillyBeer2112 (2815) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2003 Updated from a beer fest tasting: Very dark crimson brown, small head. Rich aroma: roasted and hoppy. Light chocolate flavor with dry finish, and light acidity. Quaffable porter. <P>MWBF 2002: Deep garnet-black with tan head. Chocolatey roasty aroma. Smooth dry roasted flavor. Somewhat chocolatey. Nice. Ernest (7658) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2007 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is
dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (burnt/roasted grain, dark chocolate), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of ashtray, dirt. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lightly to moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, moderately acidic, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Ecchh. chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2002
Plain and ordinary. Fizzy with a roasted finish to the flavor - not much overall flavor. Disappointing.
joet (2604) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2002
Choclately, soft and lightly chewy. Delicious with articulated roast flavors. K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 16, 2001
Passable, but the Rockies are loaded with excellent dark beers that put this one to shame. Dark and roasted, but presented too simply, perhaps; I just got tired of it. Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2003 Light bodied porter, but pleasant enough. Not a thick, heavy style dark beer. Drinkable.