mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2000
A definite global top 5 Porter. Full chocolate malt aroma and body; dark ruby red color; smooth mouthfeel with a mild Fuggles hop presence. I still lean to Sam Smith's Taddy, but this is right up there. Oakes (19550) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2000
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2005 Near black colour. Chocolatey, vaguely nutty aroma. Fairly sweet, milk chocolatey flavour. Only a hint of roast. Moderate body, hint of earthiness. Finishes with some chewy, molassesy accents in the chocolate. PhillyBeer2112 (2941) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2000
A great porter - and close to being definitive
for the style. Rich, with caramel and chocolate
flavors, with just a hint of hop bitterness.
Nicely balanced. Medium bodied and opaque black.
If you're looking for a good porter, look no further.