MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 4, 2004
Pours very dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of walnuts and a little roasted malt. No chocolate in the aroma or flavor. Kind of thinly carbonated. Thin body as well. Okay but nothing special. jsquire (4483) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2004
Very dark ruby hints with a foamy beige head out of the 12 oz. bottle. Faint grain nose. Sweet caramel malt flavors with some hints of something roasted. Not complex but very drinkable. Thanks to tannertavernboys for the bottle. GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2004
Bottle: pours dark brown with head diminishing too quickly for my tastes. Thin mouthfeel, could pass for a swartz. As long as the price is decent it is worth while as a session beer. craven5000 (120) - Westville, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2004
Easy tan head. Dark body with hints of red. It was smooth and felt fuller in the mouth but light. It wasn’t thin. Weaker flavors noticed as chocolate(not dark) and coffee. Sweetish. Finish was slightly bitter, a bit dry and light coffee. Easy to drink and simple. Worth having another one at a later date. thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2004
This was a gift from my brother-in-law stationed in Seattle WA, Air Force.
Deep ruby black. No head but it would be a nice tan. Smells sweet like oatmeal, perhaps some raisin/prune, malt, chocolate. Bitter and very dry, some coffee flavor, nice and smooth. Nice microbrew, and a good porter.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2004
Draught: Nutty brown color with a light brown head. Aroma has a hint of coffee and some bitter nutty malts. Thin palate and a strange lactic sourness. The least of the offerings on tap at the Full Sail tasting room. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2004
Medium brown hue with reddish highlights that produced a fading creamy tan head and very good lace. The aroma hints of zesty and dusty yeast esters, bittersweet chocolate, burnt malts, lactic tones, and coffee. The taste has a major sour component which detracts from the malt roast flavors. Was able to detect some mocha, coffee, nutty characteristics; as well as a noticeable bitterness. The finish is coffee and chalky smoke. The mouthfeel is very thin and fizzy. A below average porter. Too much hops and sourness. Good a bottle from both Eric and Joe, thanks guys. Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2004
bottle-nothing here to write home about. pours a deep deep red color almost black. small head that didn't last long. roasted chocolate aroma-somewhat carboardy and stale. palate was sweet, chocolate and slightly sour. I must try the imperial porter from them flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Dark brown color with red highlights and a medium off-white head. Very faint sweet and sour aroma. Mild coffee, malt, floral, and citrus hops flavors. Not great. loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Dark brown color with ruby highlights and a medium off-white head. The aroma was faint...some coffee...mildly sweet. The flavor had some coffee, cocoa, and a little citrusy hops. Thin, fizzy feel. Below average porter.