wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Tand head which dissipates very quickly. Black, maybe a bit of red in color. Malty, slight ly hoppy nose. Full body. Roasty flavor. Good finish. Chocolate overtones. haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Deep black pour with a large tan frothy head that lingered around the glass. Aroma was kind of faint, but some hints of roasted coffee along with milk chocolate lingered in the distance. Smooth taste. Milky, crisp, and an enjoyable Porter. I've had better but this isn't too bad. A good try! Dogbrick (14303) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2003
This beer pours a dark but not quite opaque brown with a medium thin beige head. Thin and quick lacing. The aroma consists of roasted coffee, milk chocolate and malt. Medium-bodied with a nice blend of chocolate, malt, coffee and hops in the flavor, and there was a nice underlying roasted malt aftertaste throughout the glass. The finish is lightly bitter hops. Overall this is an enjoyable Porter, maybe not quite as good as Edmund Fitzgerald or Fuller's but solid all around. brownaler (742) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Pitch black appearence with a small white head. Has a strong malt aroma with the usual roasted malt flavor you expect from porters with a smoky aftertaste. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2003
Brown with some reddish highlights. Small fizzy tan head and fair lace. Aroma hinted of dark bread, burnt malts, molasses, nuts, floral hops, and maple syrup. Large malt taste, a bit nutty with a tone of molasses. The finish was zesty and robust, some bitter undertone. Medium to full-bodied with an oily and soft mouthfeel, moderate astringent quality on the finish. Very average porter, too heavy on the molasses character of the brew.
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Barely see through the reddish brown, slowly fading tan head, some lingering throughout. Amazing aroma of pumpernickel drizzled in honey. The flavor is roasty, but not overdone, some hops, but not overdone. Full bodied, but not too heavy. Just amazing balance and subtlety displayed here. Very nice. Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Deep brown color. Malty caramel aroma, like cooked caramel that's just bordering on too well done. Flavor has hops in it, but also the malty richness of a porter. Has a bit of a kick. Could be slightly better balanced, but I like it. hopscotch (11422) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2003
This beer rocks!
Pours a very dark, crystal clear ruby hue. Small, khaki-colored, creamy head. Mostly diminishing with no lacing.
Milk chocolate and malt (Whoppers!) in the nose. Whispers of vanilla and light alcohol as well.
The flavor is of dark chocolate and darkly roasted coffee beans up front. Perfectly balanced with a pleasantly bitter and lightly tart hop addition on the backside.
Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, tongue-numbingly tangy, bitter and dry finish. Complex, actually! World Class Porter! Very heavy for a low gravity brew! Underrated! guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2003
First impression was the great color. Follow that with interesting aromas and diverse flavors. It resulted in a really good, well made porter. I would certainly recommend it. Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2003
There is indeed nothing missing here..this is outstandingly well put-together. It is easy to overdo the chocolate notes in beers of this style, IMO. Here there's harsher roast components balancing, and the hop bitterness arrives right on time. Toda raba, urbn.