georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Pours a solid dark brown. The aroma is malty undertones and a caramel scent. It has a roasted malt flavor. The carbonation is somewhat lacking but a very tasty first beer of the night. Sammy (12491) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2007
On tap at David Coperfield’s. Opaque black with a white head. This is a sweet stout,with caramel and some chocolate malt. it’s OK as a stout, I don’t know if the Cascade hops add a lot. There is roastiness in the taste and in the aroma. Noticeable lace. Above average carbonation.
jimhilt (2614) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Pours a five-finger light tan head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Black color. Roasted coffee nose. Light carbonation and heavy bodied. Flavor is chocolate and roasted coffee that finishes as bitter coffee. $1.40 for a 12oz bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me. blankboy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2007
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with red hues and an average size mostly-lasting tan head. Mild aroma of lightly roasted caramel malt, some chocolate and light hops -- too mild for my liking. Flavour’s a bit watery and follows the aroma: Lightly roasted malt with some grassy hops coming through, some chocolate and a light bitter finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. It’s good but it’s a little simple and a touch bland. Brewbie (479) - New York, USA - MAR 21, 2007
deep dark brown, creamy tan head when poured. nutty burnt malt aroma. tastes of caramel with a bite from the hops. chocolate comes out more as it warms. 12oz bottle
jgb9348 (6387) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Deep brown coloured body with a small tan head and large ruby tints throughout. Aroma of nuts, caramel, cherries, malt, chocolate and grapes run strong. Medium-bodied; Good tastes of nuts (once again), raisins, roasted malt, figs, chocolate and even licorice detected in the taste. Aftertaste shows strong flavours of malt and lingering bitterness throughout. Overall, this beer is a good porter to try, complex, but still lacking a bit. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 07-March-2007. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2007
12 oz bottle shared at volgons. Aroma is oxidized caramel with notes of chocolate and coffee. Taste is the same, lightly bitter finish. LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights and a small film of tan bubbles, mostly concentrated around edges. Rich roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, caramel and earthy hops. Medium to full bodied and smooth with medium carbonation. Rich malty and lightly sweet ending. Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Bottle: Pours a clear ruby with a thin tan head, stale grains and light fruits in the aroma, sharp yeast, light body and not all that. ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Deep garnet pour with medium tan head. Malty, roasted malt aroma. Faint hints of chocolate. Roasty, toasty malt, sweetness, milky flavors as well. Smooth, well made porter.