jayrev (2) - USA - FEB 1, 2003 does not count
This is a nice porter. Nice rich maltiness. Coffee aroma. A hint of sweetness, but not overpoweringly sweet. Very smooth for a porter. jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2003
Roasted malts very evident, only mild hop character shining through. A little more robust body and a smoother melding of flavors and this is a great beer. Not bad as it is, though. PorterPounder (7894) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2002
Slight coffee-like aroma. Nice deep dark pour - light head with no lacing. A little bit of an oily taste - do not detect any chocolate undertones. Detect a bit of coffee - like the aroma. Not quite up to par with other Seetwater offerings - still a sturdy Porter. No bad aftertatste like some Porters tend to have. Thnaks out to Aurelius for bringing this to me. wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Pretty good. Nice hint of chocolate, and it is very smooth. Kind of a weird aftertaste, but that is the only down side besides a lack of hop finish. I like the maltiness. Aurelius (5294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2002
A very drinkable medium-bodied session porter. Hoppy, chocolatey, a bit sweet. Clear but dark. Not exceptional, but another solid brew from Sweetwater.
Andrew196 (1858) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2002
Most porters are darker. Aroma was roasted with hints of raisin. Taste was bready and roasted. Good but a bit unoriginal. AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Nice dark appearance. Typical roasted-coffee porter aroma and flavor. Malty and drinkable but a pretty unoriginal example of a porter. VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Clear dark chestnut with some sediment. Thick, sticky tan foam. Furious carbonation. Mix of piney hops, chocolate and black malts in the aroma, though timid. Smooth, dryly chocolaty and lasting with a rich, burnt malt, cocoa aftertaste. Medium body. A touch fluffy. Dry malt base. Light hop bitterness initially. Smooth, oats? Hop aroma disappears though a sappy flavor builds as the body expands and turns creamy near the end. Finishes with a soft, powdered cocoa feel and astringent roasted malt base. Increased hop bitterness as well. A reasonable version. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 Thanks to Aracauna for this one..a walk in the dark with red night-vision glasses on..satin sheets of chocolate covered blueberries..ground coffee rug burn..hop greens..raisins..blueberry jam covered cocoa leaves..Woa..strange burp..probably a combo from the beer before..which might make a good black and tan now that I think about it..unfortunatly..I only had 1 bottle of each.. daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2002
Dark brown, with some red poking through in the light, light lace. Coffeeish, somewhat roast aroma with just a touch of fruit. Body is semi-spritzy with a touch of malty sweetness and a little roast. Not a bad porter, the aroma reminded me of Smuttynose Robust Porter, which certainly isn’t a bad thing. Comes across just a little thin in the body.