Ratman197 (14698) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Bottle poured clear black with a lasting small brown head Aromas of Roasted malt, cocoa, and a bit of coffee. Palate was a little light bodied for the style but was very smooth. Flavors of cocoa ,a bit of smokiness, and cola. stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Delicious porter that can act as an autumn session beer. Slight coffee flavor of roasted barley, with plenty of hops to tame down the maltiness. Well-balanced porter. A standard. Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2005
Very clean tasting porter, easy drinking, nothing overpowers, well balanced. A bit of smoke, hops, detectable in this one. I like it as a session porter. Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Tan head with appropriate retention. Very very dark and full-bodied as a Porter should be. Initial nosing gave me chocolate and toffee notes. Very robust, with a bit more bite at the end than I prefer. Still, a quality brew. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Very deep brown pour with 1/4" toffee-colored head. Some ruby highlights. Very roasty aroma with chocolate and some almost stale coffee. Aroma became sweeter and some hops came through as it warmed. Mostly deep roasted chocolate in the flavor, with a slightly bitter coffee finish. Cola-like mouthfeel with an uneven transition from mouth to finish. I was not overly impressed with this offering.
snclrlws (19) - Hanover, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 13, 2005
Good thick, tightly-bubbled head, left a great lacing on the glass. Black color, nearly opaque, ruby highlights. Aroma of hops and chocolate. Clean, smooth palate, slightly watery but not unpleasantly so. Possibly a good session beer. Flavor is of chocolate, caramel, and malt. Very enjoyable. stiffy42j (68) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2005
lager glass from bottle. small tan head, sweet roasty aroma. Tasted strong but not overwhelming, fairly bitter though. Wish i could focus in on flavor a bit more. Seemed a bit thin but probably because it was after an oatmeal stout. Give it a try, you’ll most likely find it better than my comments suggest! larsga (7509) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2006 Small, dark-beige head; very dark, nearly opaque red-black body. Deep, sweet licorice aroma with hints of hops. Taste is strong, roasty, and smooth, with a nice, bitter finish. A good porter, but not as complex as I might wish. Very drinkable, though. (0.33l bottle self-poured in lager glass.) pintbypint (3584) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2005 12 fl oz bottle. Poured a deep brown shade with ruby highlights. Light layer of tight bubbles formed the head, tan coloured. Deep chocolatey, roasty aroma with background hops. Velvety smooth texture. Chocolate malt taste, roasty middle. Finish is hoppy and roasty with coffee notes. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, jerc & tupalev - courtesy of blankboy. Very dark ruby-brown with a small tan head. Aroma that reminds me of really high quality dark chocolate, with some coffee and nuts in the background. Flavour has the same profile, with a nicely hopped finish. Body is on the thin side for my preference, but is suitable for the style. I didn’t enjoy this as much as their stout, but it’s still pretty damn good, and would be a great session beer.