BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2006 Nice mouthfeel, but nothing to go crazy over. Smooth. It does lack an edge, but is a very palatable brew.This is a smooth, decent porter, but way....wait, let me use all caps for badly need emphasis...WAY overrated. There is no way on this earth this ale warrants a rating over 4---absolutely no way. Itís good, but only because itís on the positive side of being close to average. Thereís definitely some good choco-coffee flavour but definitely sans the character that ALL of the best examples exhibit. All the dark malt flavours are there, and itís nice, but the oomph is missing.
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2005 Pours a transparent reddish dark brown with a small head. Aroma is of delicious roasted coffee. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Very tasty, slightly burnt aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full and round but not that thick on the palate. Bold and delicious, leaves a nice lingering coffee taste. Simply delightful. Highly recommended. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Dark brown almost black...smells of chocolate and coffee...tastes thick and chewy...a fuller (hahaha) bodied beer than I expected...finishes is sweet and a little apparent alcohol... rlgk (18847) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2004 Dark amber, nice offwhite head. Aroma from coffee and cocoa. Flavor is coffe, cocoa and chocolate. I really like the Fullers beers, but expected this one to be better. I have to look for this one on tap somewhere. pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2004
A rich smooth ale with a lovely chocolate malt taste. Ideal for sitting and sipping on a cokld winters night. This is however no session ale and would be hard to drink in quantity
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JUL 29, 2004
Black beer with a brownish head. The nose is roasty with ints of chocolate. At first sip I tasted bitter chocolate followed by a roasty hoppy bitterness. Quite nice. eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 27, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2006 Black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasty with hints of prunes and figs. Has a nice rich mouthful. Starts with a chocolate taste, then moves to a more fruit taste, and finally comes back to a dark chocolate finish. The chocolate malts really dominate most of the taste. Has some roast and fruit in there for a nice compliment to the chocolate. One tasty mother fucking porter. Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2004
UPDATED: APR 9, 2005 Black color, coffee roasty aroma, spicy taste, full body, smooth bitter finish. Love it, almost as good as a Limfjords porter. BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2004
Bottle: Pours to a dark ruby black color with a small tan head. This porter has s rich, roasty aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, cereal, dark fruit, raisins and honey. The aroma is not very pungent. At the first smell, Iím not really expecting much in the way of assertive taste. But man does that change when I go ahead and drink this beer. The first sip explodes in my mouth with unsweetened dark chocolate (chocolate malt) and tingling carbonation. This is quickly followed by coffee and slight bitterness from the fuggles hops. The dark chocolate malts come through again in the finish with their roasty bitter chocolate flavors. This is an excellent porter, no doubt about it though Iíd love to try it on draught because I think itíd be better. My bottle seemed to have a little too much carbonation compared to other ratings. Plan to try again and re-rate. bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Damn, this stuff is good! Itís right up there with Anchor Porter, and Iíll have to drink them together to decide which I like better. Definitely one of the best beers around.
Opaque brown/black color, wonderful roasted malt aroma and flavor, perhaps overpowering the hops a bit. I canít even begin to list the different aromas youíll get out of this one, and I think it will be different each time depending on where you are, what else you can smell and what youíre eating. This is easily one of the best beers you can get.