eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Black with a medium tan head. Aroma is hoppy and roasty. Doesn’t have the strong chocolate taste found in many porters. The finish on this beer is very bitter and hoppy. Malty with a creamy mouthful. Instead of letting the flavors develop at the end the bitter ending of the beer quickly hits the reset button. bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 23, 2004
Draft. Drak black beer with a big beige head. Nice roasted malt and coffee aroma and flavors. The roastiness tends to trend off after the first bite, but overall it’s a nicely balanced porter that’s a bit smooth with an almost creamy mouthfeel. AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Tap. Finally I get some of this stuff! Black w/mahogany lacings; huge head. Decent but disappointing to a fan of Rogue’s chocolate stout and hazlenut brown. The mocha flavors are not very distinct and it’s more like a regular porter to me. Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Big, somewhat large bubbled head over a black brew. There were distinct coffee flavors that seemed to be knocked back by a too hoppy finish. Slightly better than most porters. I expected a better experience. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2004
On tap at the portland tap house. Pours black with a off-white head that leaves some good lacing. Not quite as strong of an aroma as I remember, faint chocolate and coffee and slightly roasty. Taste is very smooth but feels a bit thin. The chocolate comes through nicely and the coffee apears more in the aftertaste with a good roasty end. Good bitterness at the end to balance it out a bit.
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Poured a dark black with a huge brown head. Strong chocolate smells and tastes with light coffee, toffee. Nice bitter balance. A very good and drinkable porter. Cartoonkhaki (1304) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2004
Dark black brown head roasted malty chocolate coffee aroma. Roasted malty flavour chocolate complex flavour ... Fantastic!!!! what else can I say. I want it again. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 17, 2004
Aroma: roasted coffee
Flavor: dry roasted grain, w/ hop elements in the background
a nice porter obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2004
Inky black w/ thick brown head. Chocolate, hops, pine and dark malt aromas. Nice prickle, dry toasted finish, chocolate, toffee and burnt toast flavors. Dry lingering finish with creamy front and mid palate. Very nice. AcctError13610 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2004
dark body small dark tan head. no overpowering scents. i couldn’t distinctly point out a real distinct taste, not crazy mocha, but noticed it. definatly bitter sweet taste. easy doing down. very enjoyable porter.