3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2004
Pours a medium brown with considerable light passing through the body, much like a dark brown ale. This, coupled with the nitro-like head, doesn’t make this porter the most attractive thing to look at. The nose is your usual creamy roasted malts, heavy on the lactic qualities and not very deep. Flavor is a semi-spicy milk, vanilla bean and french roast coffee, with a burnt grain flavor showing up right before a slightly bitter finish. Nothing exceptional, but it doesn’t turn the stomach either. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 9, 2004
Very dark brown color. Medium tannish head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. A medium bodied porter, Malts are roasted, chocolate and coffee, touches of dark fruit and vanilla. Hops are mildly bitter. Smooth taste, soft carbonation. Nice slightly burnt and bitter finish. A nice mild porter, sort of in the English style, more than the west coast verity. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter Gromit (478) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2004
What’s with all the new brewery stuff on the shelves lately that are so-so at best? I’m thinking this brewery and Prohibition line in particular.
Pours a dark brown with a little bit of a head and some lacing.
Scent is roasted dark fruits and coffee.
Flavor is sour and kind of like peat on top of the caramel/coffee, but it’s weak. Both the flavor and the palate are very thin.
Overall, save your money.
5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2004 Bottle pours dark brown, mediocre sandy colored head, with slight lacing. Heavy coffee and roasted malt aroma. Forwardly roasted malts, slight coffee, but it quickly subsides by the finish. Body and mouthfeel are somewhat thin. Only wishing this one was more flavorful on the finish. This one seemed to be more of a Dark Ale crossed with a Porter.   Not bad, but not as heavy for a Porter as I would have liked. Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Not much aroma. Medium body. Taste is a little roasty, but has a background sourness that kind of puts the beer off. Not much going on.
AlabastorJones (815) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2004
Red/brown coloring, thin white head around the rim, chocolate/coffee aroma, dry dark chocolate finish, sweet chocolate malts, lightly carbonated, very slight hop flavor in the initial taste, palate is a little thin, but it makes for a smooth swallow, this was the last beer I had out my Hair of Dog tulip that fucking Frankenstein destroyed in a rage last night. flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Very dark brown color with a small beige head. Very roasty aroma with a bit of moldy swamp. Very roasty chocolate flavor with a slight metallic aftertaste. loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Dark brown, transparent, with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor were dominated by a sickening swampy, moldy character...YUCK! I could detect some roasted, chocolatey tones in there, but I could not shake the feeling that this beer was made with swamp water. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2004 #565 on my beerwall. Pours nice and dark with a small off white head that falls quick. Aroma is filled with chocolate. The beer initially tastes sweet and chocolaty then the hops come in after to back it up. After i was left with a metallic taste in my mouth.