AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 22, 2002
Handsomely dark, somewhat weak head. Coffee and maltiness evident in the aroma. Slight fruitiness. Reminds me of an Abita turbodog. Do regional breweries ever share recipes? A little weak on the mouthfeel. hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2002
When asked what gift she would give her Saviour, could she give Him anything, the intrepid St. Brigid replied 'a lake of beer ...' or so the Irish story goes. She may well have meant this namesake beer: a decent blend of coffee and Goldings, with a bit of a watery body. Slainte! Ernest (7864) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2008 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate), lightly hoppy (flowers, grapefruit), with light notes of tobacco and minerals. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. A pleasant, straightforward American-style porter. The tartness is just slightly strong (only thing keeping it from an 8 flavor score), but overall it’s a solid brew. pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2002
Nice robust porter. Great chocolate roast coffee flavor. Very drinkable. Quite tasty. One of the better porters i have tasted. heykevin (1287) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2002
A nice porter with loads of choclatey goodness. Nicely balanced as well. A very tasty porter.
kublai3 (176) - Staten Island, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2001
........ Beer Guy99 (251) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2001
Delicious robust porter. Dry with hints of coffee and chocolate. Nice hops flavors as well. I like this porter very much and could drink it regularly. Not quite as great as Crooked River's wonderful Robust Porter out of Cleveland but damn close, very close. This is truly Delicious. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2001
Exudes with coffee, chocolate, and a some 'burntness.' Carbonated and full-bodied, bringing the mouth a dose of thick, mouthfeel. Residual sweetness lingers on the roof of the mouth. Has that nice, zingy bite of hops that I yearn for in a porter. Quite enjoyable. Jimmylib (169) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2001
........ Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUN 26, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2005 12oz. bottle. Roasty, lightly sweet aroma, some molasses and faint coffee to be found, along with suggestions of dark chocolate. Deep, dark red-brown color with a thinnish head. Flavor begins with some lightly bitter hops and background fruitiness, some faint smokiness detected, developing some roasty maltiness before a bittersweet, lightly tangy, chocolate finish. Somewhat reserved palate with a light-medium body. Years ago was an unfiltered beer, now is not. Suffers a bit for it, I think.