Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely roasted aroma with hints of chocolate. Very dark brown beer with a lasting tan head. Fills the mouth nicely - almost creamlike and has powerful flavour of chocolate, coffee and dried fruit. Long pleasant aftertaste.
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chocolate and slight coffee aroma witha hint of dried fruit. Nice, but not brilliant. Dark, dark brown with a beautiful, creamy, light brown head with very tiny bubbles...very creamy looking. Flavor is roasty chocolate and raisins witha sharp (rye?), creamy, metallic finish. The flavor is just off in this one, I don’t care for the mineral/metallic finish.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Great stuff. Dark brown with bown-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, licorice, chocolate and hop. Good body with roasty hoppy finish. Yum.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Perhaps my favorite porter and the only beer I’ve ever bought because I craved its deliciousness. It pours dark with a nice thick head. Well-balanced blend of coffee and chocolate flavors with a good note of licorice. Drinkable in large quantities. After I finish writing this review, I may just find myself at the package store purchasing another six pack.
anders37 (22307) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown colour almost black, with a tan head. Roasted aroma of coffee and hops, some chocolate too. Taste of chocolate and roasted malt, some coffee flavor too. Nice mouthfeel with a little bitterness.
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2007 re-rate: licorice, molasses aroma. almost black with a small tan head. flavor is very roasty with chalky black malts, burnt toast, molasses, licorice and a hint of smoke. medium bodied. wow...i love this beer.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
35,5 cl Bottle. Good nice deep ddark brown allmost black in colour. Little aroma, of some roasted malt. Nice smooth flavor of choclate malt and some bitterness in the end. A nice easy to drink porter.
lordwunjo (46) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap and bottle. Dark black, you cannot see through this brew. It has a very strong chocolate and coffee taste. Nice hoppy aroma and sweet taste, with a somewhat bitter dark chocolate and coffee aftertaste. Highly recommended very good!!!
lamas (1539) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Bottled on: 02/28/05. Near jet-black pour with a thick, fluffy dark-khaki head that leaves a good bit of lacing. Lots of vanilla beans, anise, Baker’s chocolate, coffee and hops in the aroma. Roasty and toasty without any of that burnt taste so common to those aromas. Starts off like a rich, lightly toasted wheat bread with dark chocolate and anise. Finishes with just enough bitter hops. Delicious. Solidy medium-bodied. Not the best porter I’ve had, but pretty tasty.
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black as night with a thick full tan head. The smell of sweet malted barley screams ’drink me’!. Strong roasted malt sweetness, with a coffee flavor. The hops are plentiful but not overpowering, a nice blend.