WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - SEP 14, 2006
12 oz. bottle from BOTMC. Drank on 8/4/06. Fairly dark chocolatey brown. Almost looks murky when held to the light, but hard to tell. Big, rocky 1+" tan head. Drops slowly. Big huge layer of foam sticks around forever. A little lacing. Aroma - avg. strength. Some roastiness, coffe, and chocolate. Flavor - somewhat low level of up front bitterness. Kind of an odd, watered down roasty flavor in the middle. Very strange metallic flavor after the swallow. Palate - pretty light, especially for a porter. Fairly low carb. Somewhat watery. Overall - not a great beer. It tastes like a porter, but the flavors aren’t very strong, they are a tad off, the mouthfeel and body are really light and watery, and the metallic aftertaste is bad. ELPADRINO (70) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Pours opaque almost black with thin tan head. Aroma is full of brown sugar, coffee, and syrup. Taste is a mix of chocolate, coffee and hops, all roasted together. Aftertaste is a like bitter dark chocolate. A full and complex beer. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with porterhouse! - Thanks Kevin! Pours black with a fluffy offwhite head that stays well and laces some. Aromas of good roast, chocolate, a touch of vanilla, and a little coffee. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, a bit of vanilla, and some nuts. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Not too bad.. weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Thanks to egajdzis for this...
Appears a dark brown with a black body and red edges. A one finger, tan head slowly fades out into a cap that refuses to yield.
The smell is of roasty malt, cream, chocolate, nuts, and vanilla.
Taste is of the same aromas. Perhaps a hint of coffee as well.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with roasted malts, and bitter cocoa clinging to the palate. It’s slightly thin but hardly noticeable. egajdzis (6588) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Poured a dark brown, red color, with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, wood, and vanilla beans. Taste of more smoke, nuts, chocolate, and roasted malts.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Very good beer. Pours dark brown with no real head. Aroma is similar to maple bacon. Flavor is a bit salty and tart, but nice in a way. Balanced out with a sweet roasted malt, coffee and caramel. SpringsLicker (3640) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Pours clear dark brown with a large tan head.
Chocolate milk /cocoa powder aroma.
Slightly sweet, tamed by a bit of roast malt bitterness that lingers long into the finish. Creamy and well carbonated.
Decent body. A bit different and worth trying. Suttree (6392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Black with reddish tints, thick beige head. Some floating yeast, too. Aroma is vanilla and coffee, with a touch of milk chocolate. Smooth, milky palate. Nice notes of vanilla with a coffee ish finish, Nice slightly dry finish. Thanks to Springslicker for this one! beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 17, 2006
This porter pours a deep black color from a 120z bottle. Small sized beige foamy head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, but fairly mild. A medium bodied porter. Malts are chocolate and somewhat fruity. There is a bit of sour lactic flavor going on here so the beer may be going somewhere it shouldn’t. Fairly smooth tasting and an easy drinking porter, except for that lactic thing is really distracting. I will have to re-rate after sampling the other bottles in this month BOMC shipment. There are some nice chocolate flavors in there somewhere. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet and lactic. HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Bottle. Pours almost balck with a medium head. Aroma of coffee beans, roasted malts and cacao. The flavor is not too complex and a bit too bitter for my taste. Coffee is dominant, the body is not too thin but not thick. Perhaps a bit too one dimensional for a porter I was left wanting for something more.