BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Deep brown hued with small fizzy tan head and good lacing. The aroma hints of roasted coffee, bittersweet chocolate, wheat and floral grains, sour fruits, birchwood smoke, and dusty yeast esters. The taste starts malty sweet with fully developed roundness. The wheat and oats had a zing to the balance. Minor bitter and smoky finish. Touch of coffee character for depth. The mouthfeel is lively, well carbonated, and very dry. A very good porter, nothing flashy but provides good characteristics of the style. Let this beer warm up, don't serve too cold. Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Dark cola color with a fair bit of carbonation. Complex malty aroma, roasted, coffee etc. Flavor is like dark roasted coffee with a carbonated bitter finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and full. A good porter. flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Clear dark brown color with a very small soapy head. Roasted coffee and sour lactose aroma. Very weak coffee, wood and sour lactose flavors. Extremely thin feel. Almost no carbonation. Not much to this one. loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Dark brown color (translucent) with ruby highlights and an extremely small tan head (film really.) The aroma had some nice roasted coffee tones with a little smokiness. The flavor was rather weak...some coffee...some bitter earthy tones. The feel was way too thin and watery...pretty flat carbonation. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Deep, dark body. Almost no head. Like a cola in appearance. Hints of chocolate in the aroma. Thin and fizzy but tasty.
Frank (4256) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Dark garnet and no head. Nose is sweet and fruity with a touch of dark chocolate. Slightly thin bodied but still a bit sticky. Almost no carbonation. Vinous with hefty notes of raisins and molasses. Nicely rounded bitterness. Tasty. mribm (463) - Ocala, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Bottle. This was a rather bland tasting porter, whose flavors only came through in the finish. The flavors in the finish were or roasted chocolate. This might be a good porter for someone just starting out with datk beers, however it didn't do much for me. Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Bottle pours deep dark brownish color with no head and no lace. The aroma is quite roasted. The flavor is roasted with a dry and fruity lingering finish. The palate is somewhat light. Overall, I'm glad I tried it, but it does not excite me too much. sloth (2955) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Extra large tan/brown head with white caps on top, a little overcarbonated.. Pitch black, opaque.Chocolatey, roasty, fruity nose. Medium body. Bittersweet chocolate with hints of cocoa and cola flavors. Finish is dry and somewhat roasty. omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2003
The color was dark amd sort of translucent. Aroma, bitter and sweet. The taste, however... not pleasant. Some sort of mildewy attack that goes straight to bitter. I really didn't enjoy it.