scraff (2125) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Deep dark browns and crimson, creamy tan head. Nose is roasted coffee, malt, and chocolate. Nice flavors of coffee and cream, chocolate, some caramel, vanilla, hint of hazelnut. Medium-bodied, soft to medium carbonation, roasted malt finish. Thanks Wendy! jsquire (4597) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Dark beer with ruby hints around the edge of my chalice. Cocoa powder nose with a thin, whispy tan head. The flavor is sweet malts with a faint roasted coffee taste and a little cocoa in the finish. Very subtle hop bitterness. It seemed a little thin to me, but then the description admits that. Very easy to drink. Thanks to slikwily for the bottle. hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Very dark, crystal clear, ruby ale with a fizzy, tan head. The aroma is malty, chocolatey and roasted. Notes of coffee, hazelnut, milk chocolate and vanilla. The well-balanced flavor mirrors the nose. Medium-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lengthy, bitter, roasted finish. Nice porter! Sammy (12725) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2004
Not much taste and the thick syrupy consistency of a slushy. Nice color. A bit of hops and a mid-sip chocolate roast. Thanks to Pigfoot for a full Summit line of samples. Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 22, 2004
Thanks to slikwily for this one! Coffee, Cocoa, Espresso in the nose. Thick tan head that is well lasting. Taste is bitter coffee and bitter chocolate, slighly thinner then I would have liked. It’s like a walk through the forest, and you can smell that piney smell, overall a above average porter that I was glad to have tried.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Dark brown pour with small white head. Nice roasted smokey chocolate flavor. Nice beer.
RugbyMike (14) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2004
Not a traditional porter. This beer is more like a lighter-bodied Guinness. I find it thoroughly drinkable as well as refreshing. I prefer this over the sweet-finishing porters, but that is just my personal taste. HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2004
Dark brown with a quick diminishing head. Very good roasted and smokey flavor with hints of chocolate. Slightly acidic. brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2004
I loved this beer. It's a nice introduction to the style. Roasted malt, chocolate, smokey flavors. Even and predictable. A very Tasty porter. This is my favorite summit followed by the pale ale. lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2004
Aroma: fresh baked cookies, pine trees and oak. also, slight smells of baking soda and coffee.
Appearnace: black with tan head
Flavor: harsh, dark coffee flavors. slight dark chocolate tastes. harsh bitterness with smokey, very acidic aftertaste.
Palate: harsh, bitter aftertaste, almost too harsh. quite bubbly
Overall: more like a stout than a porter