Best before 01/16/06.
Highly carbonated pour leads to a dark brown body and a airy and bubbly head that leaves some lacing.
Sweet and malty aroma that promises much. Surprisingly the taste does not really reflect the aroma. The initial tastes are much, much more bitter than the smell suggests, or that the style would normally allow. I like my Porters more creamy and mild in thier nature and this drinks a little more like a stout.
Mouthfeel is that of a thin Porter.
Drinkability OK, but not high because of the rather out of context bitterness.