Papsoe (25113) - Lyse RÝdovre, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Pours black and almost completely opaque with a small, beige head. Medium body with lots of lightly burned malt and some roasted, coffeeish notes. Lightly vinous with accents of raisins. Coffeeish, slightly ashy finish. But not bad at all. Thanks to Degarth for sharing this. 030406
argo0 (11126) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big brown head topping a particle-filled black body. Aroma is rich chococoffee and light bready (though the latter may be due in part to the power of suggestion). Taste is much the same, and finishes coffee bitter. Creamy full body. Surprisingly decent beer.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark brown, opaque. Supposedly made with pumpernickel bagels. Bready crusty, toasty, woody aroma. Thin body can't hold like flavours and some hoppy dryness fades into bread and then into nothing.
hopscotch (8395) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 Draft... Brewtopia 2004... Pours pitch black... canít get any light to penetrate in this setting. Mid-sized, creamy, well-tanned head. Decent lacing. The nose is of espresso and chocolate. Well-balanced flavor with notes of coffee, chocolate and light buttermilk. Medium-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lengthy, chocolaty, bitter finish.
DocLock (7225) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Matta for this one. Pours ebony with 2-finger tan head and great lacing. Aroma of roasty chocolate malt, coffee, some pumperkickly notes, and some vinous molasses. The flavor was roasty malty, getting very chocolatey as it warmed, with a bit of krieky tartness and dry hops, and indeed some pumpernickly, rye, caraway seedy notes in the finish.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice darkness, nearly opaque, with a thick off-white head. Aroma is mild and roasty with a touch of coffee. Smooth semi-sweet and milk chocolatey body exhibits a nice balance and great drinkability. A very enjoyable porter.
Ibrew2or3 (6226) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours deep dark brown with lasting tan foam ring. The aroma is roasty and toasty with sweet dark fruity esters of prunes, dates and mild raisins. There is a faint burnt malt aroma hidden in there somewhere. The flavor has big yet smooth burnt maltiness. Then mild dark fruitiness joins in with prunes and dates. As the finish approaches the roasty malts increase in intensity along with a mild malt astringency. This retired beer has aged beautifully.
HogTownHarry (5918) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy and biegaman, via trade with Degarth. Deep burnt mahogany colour, slightly hazy, average frothy off-white head. Nutty, carbonized malt aroma, like burnt toast with marmite on it, some bitter rye-like acidity in the finish. The taste is very roasty, bakerís chocolate bitterness seems to dominate for me, a little herbal grain character but not much alcohol presence at all - for something this malty, it has quite a bitter finish. Barely average body, slick, still and lightly astringent/acidic - not a long finish, not much aftertaste, just a unique, tasty and drinkable porter.
after4ever (5741) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22--wow, thanks IBrew2or3! Fantastic opportunity to taste a retired delight. Deep opaque mahogany with caramel highlights. Thin but relatively dense grayish head. Huge malty brown bread toasty nose. Nice medium body with soft carb. Light roast and very light bittersweet chocolate on the mid-palate. Long chocolatey finish.
5000 (5658) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours black with a frothy tannish head, good lacing too. † Aroma of roasted malts, light chocolate and coffee. † This almost smells more like a stout than a Porter. † Initial taste appears more stoutish too. † Roasted malts, slight coffee up front. † As it finishes a bit more hop presense makes an appearance. † As it warms the chocolate becomes more evident. † I actually enjoyed this one. † Thanks goes out to BierBauch for the trade!