Additional notes added 07/16/21 (pictured):
Label has changed over the years, bottle has not.
$4.99 bottle Jungle Jim’s, Cincinnati, OH.
Classic pour, broken head and lace. Ruby/black pour when the light hits at the correct angle. Easy drinking with depth. Damn.
Original notes 01/25/04:
1 Pint .9fl oz Bottle. $2.99, Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA and subsequently, 1 Pint .9fl oz Bottle. $3.29, Green’s Beverage, Ponce de Leon, Atlanta, GA.
I love this bottle, it looks like there is medicine inside, and frankly I felt better after I had consumed the contents!
It poured a beautiful chocolate brown with a dense, creamy head that fades to a very attractive spotty, creamy thin layer for the remainder of the glass. This beer is complex and smooth with an exceptional mouthfeel. I think it gives the perfect combination of stout creaminess and ale taste. The heaviness of stout is missing, but it still provides the smoothness associated with some of the best stouts.
I see from a number of other reviews the many BAs don’t consider this brew heavy enough to be called a “proper” porter. That may well be the case, but nevertheless this is a magnificent drink. I guess I’m not really a “proper” porter fan, more of a fan of “pseudo” porters, but this brew struck the exact right balance of ale and stout for me. Delicious!