xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Bottle. Almost translucent brown with a second long tan head. Aroma of rum chocolate raisin wood (brandy). Lots of dark chocolate, dry roast malt, very toasty. Could be a little fuller bodied, but, quite solid nonetheless. modest finish. RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Molasses, chocolate, toffee, caramel, smoke?, and burnt brown sugar. Very rich and creamy palate. Moderate floral hopping, especially in the finish. Very well done... a true classic of the style. DuffMan (10665) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2011 Deep black-red, thin tan head. Rich aromas of chocolate, molasses, and stewed plums or cherries (like port). Velvety smooth mouthfeel, very full-bodied, complex palate with chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, some smokey ash, and an earthy element-- but somehow it is more than the sum of its parts. morrdt (715) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2006
6 Pack. Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. My first taste was astounding. This is a porter? This is unlinke any porter I have ever had. Reminded me a lot of Guinness Stout. What is with the 11.2 oz bottles though? Can’t spring for the extra .8 oz? Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Aroma was mostly wood with some chocolate. Black body with chocolate head. Favor was a good blend of chocolate, wood and got a roasted coffee and mild sweetness. Not an over malty sweet porter that was good for a change.
Zeswaft (1780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2006
One of the better porters that I’ve had. Due to the high rating and my hatred of European, especially English, beers I was expecting to be disappointed again. I was wrong. Pours out gorgeous thick black and with a big frothy light brown head. Aroma is a little chocolatey and a little "sam smithes"y. Texture is great. Really smooth and soft. Flavor is a bit smoky, slight chocolate, and mildly bitter. Not as much mocha or chocolate as wanted but everything is well balanced. A finely made porter. I could dig drinking this in a pub but i still like more "aggressive" porter like Gonzo or Stone. Probably one of the cheapest 4.0+ beers, too, at $3 a for a 17oz bottle. Highly recommended. UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2006
A good porter. Dark and roasty as it should be. To me, a good porter should become more smooth as it warms, and this does exactly that. Was it the best porter I’ve ever had though? Probably not. CMUBEERMAN (457) - - FEB 2, 2006
This beer is delicious...pours a dark brown with a bit of deep red...slight fizzy head. The aroma is of rich chocolare. Taste is light with a perfect chocolate and coffee balance. Mouthfeel is somewhat heavy and dry. I’ll be keeping an eye out for this one for a long time to come. Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2006
pours a lovely deep dark colorless color with only a hint of foam. It is one of the most perfect mixes of sweet and dry. A runner up for my every day beer! Quevillon (3174) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2006
Le mélange de malt dans cette porter est assé présant et c’est un bon mélange. Riche, crèmeuse et délicieuse.