sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Bottle: Dark, dark brown with a light brown head. Lots of roasted malts, some bitterness, chocolate. Flavor has some chocolate and a really strong roasted malt flavor, some nice hop bitterness on the finish. I’ve always really liked this one, just haven’t gotten around to rating it untill now. vyvvy (6835) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2006
Pours very dark brown with a dark tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with hints of dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied with moderate carbonation that is frothy. The flavor is very sharp roasted, maybe burnt, malts - but the sharpness is offset by the creamy aspect of the carbonation. The finish is roasty and quite bitter from the hops - the bitterness lingers for quite a while. A very nice porter to look out for. acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2006
Pours a dark brown, about average for porters, with an off-white head. Sweet malty aromas rise up from the glass, with hints of roasted malts and dried fruits. Taste is slightly milky on top of the malty flavors expected from the nose with a little bitterness at the end. For bold hop presence, I would reach for a Black Sun Stout. This one is certainly not as sweet as some porters, but not exceptionally hoppy, either. NachlamSie (3597) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2006
bottle. Dark brown, tan head. The aroma is sweet and roasty with chocolate, minimal soy sauce, and plenty of coffee. The flavor is completely solid ; this is a porter! It has the flavors characteristic of this style: coffee, dark chocolate, a mild, bitter hop presence which all unites in a chewy collision. There is a strong, nutty aspect which is reminiscent of almonds. This is a robust, solid brew. sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2006
pours a dark black as it should. boastful head in size, but kinda uneven and ugly when it settles. very chocolatey, little hops in the aroma. a nice change from the surprising anchor porter. still, not full enough, yielding the 8. very quick flavor profile but a lasting finish. kinda disappointed. it’s probably one of the best porters i’ve had, but it just makes me want an imperial stout in terms of flavor. still, the bitterness is nice, and i think what i just learned is that a porter might be like a session beer version of a stout. a transition beer in the night perhaps. but hardly something to enjoy in and of its own merits.
mabjork (693) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 18, 2006
Bottled. Black in colour. Minor beige head. It has a burnt aroma. The flavour concists of burnt malt and some chocolate. It has a dry aftertaste. chicagobears (481) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2006
Poured black with a ruby hue. Nice roasted coffee malt aroma. Malt chocolate, bitter creamy coffee, and a toasted dryness. Leaves a chalky dryness. A flavorful lighter porter. iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2006
12oz bottle, . . . please enjoy by July 23/06. Pours a very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, floral hops, roasted malt. Taste follows the aroma with a bit of coffee added. Chalky, dry finish. FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2006
12oz. bottle. Dark red-brown with a small light tan head. Peanuts, chalky chocolate, some herbal hop aromatics. Salty roastiness with deep chocolate tones. Some residual meaty roast and a metallic hop character in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, fairly try. jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2006
Pours a dark reddish mahogany with a a creamy tan head, mostly diminishing, with a fine long lasting lacing. The aroma is of coffee, carmel and roasted malt. Very creamy and full bodied; a rich feeling on the palate. Great long lasting finish, leaving a slightly burnt malt taste, but crisp and very mellow. Nicely carbonated. A great accompaniment to any hearty fare, including steak, burgers, brats, or stew.