ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Manchester CT location, Deep garnet pour with again no head dur to bartender error. Roasted malt aroma, dark chocolate. Nicely roasted malt flavor. Chocolate again, good lacing on the glas. Nice bitternedd along the middle.
DYCSoccer17 (3708) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 18, 2004
On tap at Manchester, CT location. Roasty, rich, sweet chocolatey-milk aroma. Mildly hazy dark mahogany color with some transparency. Small tan head. Start is coffee/chocolate with roasted notes. Middle is pretty grainy and a tad thin. Needs some more smokiness. mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
Pretty drinkable beer. I would prefer more malt and less hops. Overall the closest thing Hops serves to what I like. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Dark Brown Coloring. No Head. Malt, Roasts. Very Average Porter, not Bad. Beats some of the other stuff at this Brew Pub. badgerben (5316) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is a little malty. The malt comes out in the taste and is the only beer of Hops’ that I’ve had that actually tastes like something resembling real beer. Maybe a little chocolate as well.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 1, 2004
Cola brown color, not much of a head. Smells hops and molasses. Taste is all hops and some chocolate malts. Really too aggressive. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2004
On-Tap at the brewpub in Eden Prairie: Actually a porter and for some reason called an "Ale" -huh? They really ought to change that, cuz its just plain stupid and ruins what actually isn’t to bad a porter.
Solid dark chocolate brown color, tarnished glow up to the light, thick, medium sized cocoa brown crusted foamy head sits breifly, a hazy skim remains present and the lacing is impressive with lots of sheets and strings.
Aroma is mild yet appealing enough, slight roasted malt and chocolatey touches. O...if it could only be more so then what it gives off this would be nice.
Taste is roasty and chocolatey, slight cookie dough sweetness with a twinge of burntness. Roasty tones are pleasant with just a nudge of bitterness in with some light hops towards its finish.
Feel is smooth and favorably on the lighter side of medium.
Goes down without much effort and is enjoyable enough, just not up to par with most other good quality micro porters.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2004
Chocolate, caramel, coffee malt (M); little bit of smokiness and grapes/raisins. Maybe some cherries. Deep brown-black with a short lived tan head. Moderately sweet flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly bitter finish with a lingering chocolate and caramel finish. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: served too cold and it’s terribly fizzy, but also drinkable. PorterPounder (8268) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2004
On tap at Orange Park (Jacksonville) Fl. location. Cola colored with a decent off white head. Slight chocolate aroma, good thick mouthfeel. Chocolate carries over to the flavor as well with some caramel popping in there at the end. Some cascade-like hops make a brief appearance as well. Best of the sampler - my chioice for the after dinner pint. ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2004
draft- not bad, i was expecting a little more body too it. but it was still a good beer. as with all of the hops brand beers im about to rate- i couldnt really detect an aroma because i have a headcold, so im just going to give them about what everyone else has. sorry :) long lasting head