austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly more alcohol and bitterness than I expected. I had hoped for a fairly flat, malty, thick porter with some sweetness. Chocolate present. Alcohol could have been better hidden if more sweetness was present. Not that impressed.
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with a big brown head. Sweet chocolate aroma. Flavor is very sweet, too sweet, with notes of caramel, toffee and chocolate.
igneous1 (1514) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
color is deep brown, clear, short-lived tan head. slight alcohol, chocolate in the nose. flavor is quite chocolatey, with a decent hop bitterness with each swish around the mouth. not a thirst quincher by any stretch. moderate mouthfeel. a quality beer.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with a thick foamy head.Rich chocalty flavor.Alcohol was present with a nice warming feeling in my belly.A nice clean finish.
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coffee colored with beige head. Nice caramelly nutty nose. Good malt flavor with a clean aftertaste. Some nice bitterness.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with a big thick creamy off white head that is very well retained. Aroma is lightly rich sweet malt, light chocolate, slight touch of smoke. Flavor is rich chocolate malt with a tiny bit of of hops. Very enjoyable beer from a far away country.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful burgundy black color with a thick head that lasts as thick lacing to the end of the glass. Aroma is rather bland compared to similar European porters and has undertones of a tire factory. However, the complexity of the flavor holds its own, presenting a floral bouquet and rich, caramel malt undertones. Pleasant, thick body to this brew. Intense strawberry Pop Tart aftertaste. I’d say this Latvian outfit offers a great value at $1.99. Fix the aroma and other spiritous elements and it will become a classic brew.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown color with a beige head. The taste is sweet light burnt malty notes with light liqourice notes.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2004 (Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with ruby highlights and a medium-sized light brown head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, caramel, mustiness, raisins, coffee, and a hint of chocolate. Creamy texture with a somewhat bitter finish. NIce raosted malt flavor with some coffee and chocolate.
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, fairly creamy head faded slowly. Dark bready aroma. Flavor was of rich dark bread drizzled with honey, quite sweet. Faint fruitiness as well. Not overwhelmingly flavorful, but quite decent.