mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2007
From SecretSanta! Pours a fairly clear brown with a small light tan head. Weird smell. Smells of some grassy hops, sweet dark malts, and mild nuts. The taste is a little bit watery on the palate, a good amount of nuts and roasty malts. Really mild chocolate comes through up front, but turns into roasty bitterness in the finish, and lingers in the aftertaste. A little unusual for this style. The hops definitely are detectable in the aroma and the flavor. Cant say I cared for it that much. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Bottle thanks to MrBendo: Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a well-lacing frothy tan head. Has a lightly sweet doughy caramel malt nose with some nutty notes. Starts with some nice light caramel malty sweetness and earthy bittering hop and roasted nutty flavor. Seems a lot more like a nut brown ale to me, but still pretty tasty. harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2007
Nigga george looked out on this one, dark red, drank as a thin porter with some funky tastes very drinkable to me was well enjoyed. a very interesting beer kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2007
12oz bottle, from Capone’s (Norristown, PA). Poured deep brown with a slightly reddish hue. Ample khaki head. Sweet malt aroma with some cocoa and hops. Flavor was burnt malt, cocoa powder, with some nuts and citric hops. Body was unexpectedly thin. Long, roasted malt finish. Not bad, but I expected more. Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 12, 2007
12 oz bottle from Somed vis GandGKevin - thanks to both of you! Clear coppery brown with a rocky tan head. Odd nose - fruity and lightly roasted malt, a touch of astringency. Flavor is just as strange, fruity coffee and chocolate, some medium cocoa powder bitter, some bitter nuttiness. Powdery bitter cocoa finish. Some light citrus flavors in the tail end. Strange, but pretty tasty.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours brown with a decent size light tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, fruit, and caramel. the flavor is sweet, chocolate, roast, caramel, and finish bitter. Good brew. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2007
12oz. Bottle: Lightly sweet aroma. Smells hoppy with hints of pine and resin, as well as coffee and chocolate malt notes. Very interesting juxtaposition between the hops and malts. Poured medium-brown with a hint of ruby and a medium-sized tan head that lasted throughout. Good lacing. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of piney and citrusy hops in the front, and chocolate, coffee, and slightly toasted malts in the back end. Light to medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Dry malty chocolate/coffee finish. Overall, a different Porter, but I appreciate the hops. Nejhleader (1574) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2007
i had more expectations for this one, i thought it might be along the lines of their dead reckoning they did awhile back, but it wasn’t as good as the dead. Had a kinda thin body, pretty prevelant malt element, a bit roast, maybe a hint of cholcolate, egajdzis (6692) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Poured a dark brown, reddish color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toffee malts, grass, citrus, floral hoppiness. Taste of smoke, roasted malts, chocolate, light anise, caramel, and a woody hoppiness. Thin, but drinkable. jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Bottle. Pours a medium dark body with nice head. Aroma is hoppy, very hoppy , and more hoppy. Light cocoa and roasted malt. Flavor is slightly bitter, citrus hops, roasted malt, and a powdery chocolate. I was thrown off a little with the hops, not bad but very thin for they style.