lamas (1556) - 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.
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep black with a nice thick, tan head. Great, full, round aroma with cherry, strawberry, hearts of palm, mocha, a little chocolate, and an enveloping aroma that I recognize but can’t pin down and its driving me nuts. Nice robust, malty, smokey flavor that was great but unfortunately had a very watery, cat piss finish that really ended up bogging down an otherwise great beer.
umlaut (1) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUL 6, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Chocolate and coffee flavors, maybe a little smokey. Not at all fruity like some porters. Friends think it’s a bit hopsy but I disagree, they’re probably just not used to porters. My favorite of all beers.
Gmku (300) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black, opaque with a thin brownish head. Aroma of licorice and chocolate, dark malts. Flavor os caramel, chocolate, something roasted and bitter. A little vinous in the finish. Quite complex and enjoyable.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darker than expected, black, opaque with a thin, tan head that darkens to brown at the edges. Licorice aroma up front with chocolate, black malt, cola, milk and moroccan spice (WOW). Flavor is espresso, sweet caramel, chocolate, charcoal, some bubblegum with a subtle but long bitterness that trails into a long, warm, winey finish. Very inviting, complex but drinkable dark ale.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very roasty tasting. Loots of chocolate and malt in the aroma. nice creamyflavor and palate. hints of vanilla bean and a lot of chocolate and malts. A LOT of butterscotch in the flavor too. definitely a good purchase.
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - JUN 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a really good beer that I’ve waited too long to try. ITs a porter but is really kind of half porter half stout in my mind. Nice and datk with lots of roastiness and very full bodied. I would highly reccomend this porter to anyones
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep deep brown with a nice tan head. Flavor and aroma is both malty is chocolaty. Very nice brew. One that I will be consuming in the near future.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pleasant malt smell, taste is nice and balanced. Highly reccomended. Will do again.