riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Well I had this yesterday so it was either hella old or they brewed it again. Nose is of chocolate, roast, and earth. Pretty basic. Dark brown pour, thin creamy head that did not last too long. Roast and some lightly bitter chocolate. Dry, earthy, with some sweetness that shows up as it warms. Well done, but unspectacular. drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Very hoppy porter. In fact, the almost complete lack of roastiness makes this seem like an American Strong Ale instead. The bitter-sweet chocolate came through a smidge, but was completely drowned by the hops. Almost entirely black it looked great, but didn't really make too big a mark on my porter list. Unbeknownst to many people the Leavenworth brewery is not actually in Leavenworth any more (a little "Bavarian" village that hosted a fairly decent Oktoberfest) it is now only in Olympia, so maybe the beers will round out a bit over time. PorterPounder (7896) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2003
Had this one on tap at the Fishbolw Brewpub in Olympia. Found it to be a very hoppy rendition of a porter. Dark, ruby red in appearance. Slight coffee notes in the aroma. Not much of a head - dissipates quickly - slightly off-white in color. Slight coffee notes and chocolate in the overwhelming flavor but overwhelming it all is the hops - mixes in well. Bitters just a tad near the end - but it is a good solid porter.