macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer considering that it comes from the swamps of central Florida. This porter has a nice chocolate brown color, a tan head, a malty nose, and a smooth finish.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from secret santa...brown color, semi transparent, very little head. Roasted malt aroma, some candy sweetness also. Coffee is evident also on the nose. Nice roasty malt flavor, kick of sweet chocolate in the middle, finishing out nicely bitter. The mouthfeel is a little thin, however it seems to coat the tongue at the finish. This is a nice beer for #300.
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really liked this one the flavor is what you expect from a Porter, and the only characteristic that I donít like is the thin mouth feel. Nice hops aroma and both chocolate and coffee hints. Nicely balanced malt and hops as well.
ESBFREAK (20) - tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2005 The best of the "Ybor" brews Iíve tried. These beers are actually brewed in Melbourne, Fl, which is about 150 miles from Ybor City, but, why get picky?
This is actually a decent porter. No, itís not Samuel Smithsí, or Anderson Valley, but, it actually tastes like a porter. Worth a try.
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled beer of the month club. Ok beer. Little thin for a porter. Has a nice roasty taste but that was a bout it. Nothing to exciting here.
FROTHINGSLOSH (7178) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2006 This is a new beer to me coming in my monthly beer club. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. The aroma is maple syrup and molasses. The flavor is sour malt, maple syrup and molasses. A decent all around porter but certainly nothing special.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is about 80% water, 10% frudge brownie, 10% mild hops...I guess that sounds bad, but actually it balances nicely. There is nothing acidic, roasty, mocha or otherwise offensive to my mostly non-porter palate.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oh boy. Beer without head. Wtf good is that? Aroma has a decent hop thing going along with a nice cocoa powder. Taste is a bit thin bodied but a nice hop bitterness and a good chocolate taste.
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep red color with no head a little carbonation. Smells of cold coffee with some notes of amaretto and chicory. Tastes pleasantly burnt, with coffee and caramel and finishes slightly astringent. Weak for a porter
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark ruby brown with a small head. Flavor is mostly roasted coffee, some bittersweet chocolate and some light smoke. Body is a little thin, but this is a nice brew.