Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Much differant then the other Porters I have had thus far. More of a dry taste, hops are much more exentuated, and coffee notes are in the background instead of the forefront like the others I have had.
ghostwheel (43) - Hauppauge, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasted hops with a hint of coffee. Full bodied and very flavorful. Head pours nice. Deep copper brown color. A great porter! Enjoy!
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with a thin head and good lacing. Aroma is anise and dark chocolate. Flavour is the same.
Duke (117) - New York, USA - MAR 15, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2004 Pours deep purple/black. Not the head I expected. Faint subtle aromas of carmel, malt, licorice and sweet coffee. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy. Very good bitter finish.
JenT (10) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2004 One of my favorite beers with decent distribution, so you can get it almost anywhere. Love it for the carmel & roasty flavor and creamy palate. Always pours with a nice head and dark body. A much better choice than Guiness because it has more microbrew characteristics, um...that would be hops!
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great example of a porter. Nice big creamy head on a dark brown body. Loads of roastedness, and a great balance of bitterness, hops and sweetness.
Sigmund (5832) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(355 ml bottle). Pours with a large tan head, colour is very dark, nearly black (= very, very dark ruby when held to the light). Lovely complex aroma where coffee, dark chocolate, prunes, oak and sandalwood shine through. Flavour is initially sweet and mellow, then a distinct bitterness comes through. Coffee notes are dominant. There's something undefined strange in the aftertaste that keeps me from giving it a straight "5". Still, this is a top class porter!
jde123 (768) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2004 This has to be my favorite porter. Everything about this beer screams great, from the conderful chocolatey aroma to the finish which leaves you wanting more and more. Fantastic!
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Gret looking brew. Very dark amber color with a thick rocky tan head. Starts kind of buttery feeling with a slightly sweet hop taste that smoothly moves into a nice mocha finish. Very chocolatey. Great porter.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish creamy head to a very dark beer. The tast has a coffeetone wish is niece. Also a little sweet tast. My first porter but not the last!