Braudog (6716) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
On the cask; chocolate aroma. Excellently smooth with a mellow flavor. This is an easy drinker that's just lightly bittered. ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2003
Slightly smokey. A very appealing looking poter. Dard black in color with a frothy brown large bubble head. A little too carbonated. Bitter in th aftertaste. Slightly tart. Not a bad porter but one that I would not brag about either. dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2003
Has this on draft at the Grey Lodge in Phila. Can't really say anything else that JF_Grind already said. JFGrind (2047) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Aroma and initial taste is chock full of roasted malt, aftertaste was bitter (maybe even sour) and a little on the "thin" side. CherokeeJarod (54) - , USA - DEC 26, 2002
It pours into the glass a dark brown color that is opaque. The head is thick and beige/tan, stays for a while. Lace is present and of the same color. The aroma show hints of malt, brown sugar, and coffee and some slight hints of chocolate as it warmed. The taste is of molasses and malt in the beginning, then fades slightly into a slight coffee and chocolate. It ends with a slight bitter taste. This is a good beer for this style.
obxdude10 (2324) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2002
Lots of roasted flavors, very smooth, nice tan to beige head, black in color, very rich malty aftertaste, excellent porter
Jayb0 (1197) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2002
Sampled on hand-pump. Very nice up front with a immediate roasted flavors and smooth mouth but gives up quickly and finishes with an unpleasant sourness. SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Good to have a darker beer from this brewery... a nice robust porter with some smokiness chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2002
This is for the current Dry Porter - not sure if the other reviews were for this or not. Subtle roasted aroma, some hints of coffee and chocolate. Rich, dark appearance. Flavor is fantastic (I didn’t find it thin at all, and I like big beers). Dry roastiness flavors are very apparent, as is a nice mouthfeel (flaked barley?). Hints of chocolate in the finish. Excellent hop balance. Very close to a real good Oatmeal Stout. So far, my favorite Fancy Pants brew. Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2002
Was a little thin but has a nice taste. Nice and dark just the way I like my beer.