Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Pours brown with light brown edges, a bit cloudy. Small head that left in a hurry. Chocolate and roast malts, some toffee and mocha. Smoky, chocolates and more roast malts. Some fruit. Creamy palate, and a bit of a watery body. Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2003
A gorgeous hazy dark brown with mahongay highlights and a large diminishing tan head. Sweet aroma of chocolate, roast, raisin and cola. Medium watery creamy smooth palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. Mostly roasty flavor with hints of chocolate. Flavor is a little weak and watery. It is enjoyable but not very memorable. Thanks to Slikwily for this one! Hangover (1141) - oxford, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Pours a dark brown, almost black. Thin tan head which doesn't last long. Chocolate malt aroma with a touch of hops. Roasted malt flavor with subdued hop finish. Seems kinda watered down. Thin, but tasty. Slightly above average. belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Good slightyl sweet roasted aroma. Nice roasted flavor throughout, and not overpowering like a lot of other porters, with just enough malt backbone to smooth it out.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2003
On tap at Summits Wayside Tavern-Poured adark brown/black...Nose was very roasted....flavor was of dark roasted malts with some chocolates and toffe making an appearance...very enjoyable stuff
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. I'm assuming this beer isn't as good on tap. Has a roasty flavor with a bit of nuttiness and chocolate. Very nice. SirTom (89) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Not bad. I believe the festive ale from Sweetwater is simlar to this, but much higher in alcohol. slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Good porter, easy drinking. Decent off-white head. Not a coffee fan, and this affects many of my porter judgements. Chocolatey toffee taste too. Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Nice jet black color,medium sized brown head that lasted for a good long time.Malty sweet aroma with just a mild hint of hops,raisins and maybe plum with a slightly wine like character as well in the aroma.malty sweet taste at first then it changes to chocolate and hops with a mild coffee coming on later in the tasting.A bit overly carbonated for my taste but still decent.The alcohol does make a brief appearance in the taste but fades quickly back to chocolate and malt.The after taste is malty and fruity with a light amount of hops with a malty sweet hop finish.The carbonation seems to get in the way slightly but it doesn't seem to change the flavor at all.Not a bad brew but could use just a slight decline in carbonation to make it much better.Thanks to Brewbandit for this brew. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2003
(draft) Black body with medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, roasty chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, watery chocolate, light roasty. Light-medium body.