HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep mahogany color when held to light, nice head dissapates quickly, aroma of roasty chocolate and coffee,
complex malty flavor with coffee and chocolate tones, well balnced hops a great NW porter
Oakes (17003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark brown colour. Aroma has a slight raw bean note and a hint of milk chocolate. Sweet overall flavour. Hint of lemon. Well-balanced example.
argo0 (14036) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tan head atop red-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, some chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, chocolate. Medium body. Nice coffee porter.
HH (166) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well I expected more from this. Decent color, small short lived head. Flavor was alright if somewhat unimpressive. Body was rather thin. Still had 4 pints anyways. Gotta do something whilst the Seacocks are getting thier arse kicked..
weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and rich, nice thick head. Caramel and chocolate feel. Not the best porter out there, but certainly worth getting whenever it's available.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I expected more! Very peppery and burnt tasting, hints of caramel and chocolate here and there, but nothing stands out. Astringent and harsh, I would want to try this again, because I think we wither got and old or bad batch.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light smoke and chocolate aroma. Dark black with little head and no lacing, slightly oily. Flavor is very quiet with subtle notes of chocolate. Very astringent on the palate and an unimpressive porter. These guys make good amber, but that's it.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting...smells of liquid smoke. The roasted barley here smells a lot like the Rogue Smoke. But unlike the Rogue, the malt kind of gets in the way here rather than making the beer. Very thin through the haze - there's just a hint of hops holding your hand a bit; though when all is said and done, the body is remarkably watery - very thin: it's hard to see where the fire was that created all the smoke.
Crit (3944) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown with lasting tan head. Faintly fruity lightly roasted nose. Medium roasted malt palate with light fruit overtones. Light bodied but pleasant
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown porter with garnet tones---moderate tan head and light lace...Aroma very light and on the fruity side...Flavors are also lightly fruity with a roasty malt tones riding aside..Carbonation is suitably light, adding smoothness to the mix...Body is fairly thin...The balance is pretty good, but all the flavors seem muted...All told, this is very genteel offering; indeed a bit too much so to be memorable.