jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown in color, nice beige head with some lace. Full, roasty, bit creamy, pleasant nose. Smooth, full, a bit roasty and coffee-like, few hops and malty. Long and full finish.
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2003
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a dark brown-red light can penetrate with almost no head that quickly dissipates to nothing. Aroma is of live animal skin/hair with molasses, hard candy. Flavor is of alcohol and water with woody notes. Feels watery in the mouth. This beer has an oily aftertaste. Sampled at 73 degrees Fahrenheit.
PorterPounder (5110) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet molasses like malty aroma. Nice dark red fading to dark brown - almost cola-like colored appearance with a tight mocha colored head - leaves a bit of lacing. Goood stick to your ribs flavor. Detect some dates, chocolate and molasses - very pleasing overall. Good thick mouthfeel - stays strong to the finish. Very impressed.
JK (4244) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with some red. The head is large and tan but thin. Aroma of alcohol. Taste of raisins, scotch, and very sweet malt. Slight smoked flavor. Unexpected taste of wheat in the sweet finish.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Their best product, I waited until I had tried all the other ones in the airline lounge in Riga until I tasted this. Bit of a mistake really as it showed a very good malty and pudding flavour. Fine hopping to offset the maltiness.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 28, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found this at the Cannery cellars in SF.Sweet mocha,caramel aroma.Very dark brown appearance.Very smooth sweet oakey mellow coffee chocolate flavors with a creamy finish.Quite a suprise to me I will seek this out again.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted and heavily fruity aroma with alcohol noticeable. Oily, earthy palate, roasted, fruity, chocolate, licorice and toffee. Hearty, warming finish, a little sweet and sticky.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle with Argo and Kathy in DC and we came away with slighty deferring opinions on this beer. Ruby brown with a small tan head, good droopy lacing, medium to full-bodied. Outstanding aroma, complex hints of caramel, nuts, semi-sweet chocolate, raisin, clove, smoke, and port. Vinous, almost Eisbier quality. Raisin sweet taste with tart roundness for balance. Creamy and soft mouthfeel. Another good find while in DC. Recommended.
argo0 (11168) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear ruby brown with medium brown head. Aroma is mild sweet, caramel, chocolate, cherry and roasty. Taste sweetens too much as it warms, milk chocolate, caramel. There's nothing to balance the sweetness. Medium-full body and lightly sticky.
Nuffield (3626) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A Latvian beer...I've been looking for one of these. Well, the expectations were too high. Average appearance, rapidly diminishing head with a cola body, dark but clear. Aroma is sweet, somewhat caramelized, but the first flavors were harsh to my mouth, being particularly salty. This later revealed more of a deep fruitiness, with an underbody of plum and raisin. Greater maltiness as you continue drinking, but it never lost that salty aspect to me and I found it wanting for depth.