SpringsLicker (3163) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque nearly black with a huge Mocha colored head.
Slight chocolate and coffee in the aroma, but overall it is somewhat weak.
Flavor starts with a bitter somewhat salty start and finsihes with a touch of sweetness. Average if somewhat different Porter.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - SEP 3, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(on bottle)A sent of rotten bark of ash (the tree) and some roast. Not in a bad way, though. Noce violet/black color and a surprisingly weak taste. This most be the taste of original porter. No coffee, no liqurce and allmost no bitterness; easy drinkalble.
roder60 (1285) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cool 16.9 oz bottle. Extremely large fluffy tan head. Dark brown appearance, almost black. Very roasty dry coffee flavor. The roast is not too powerful, but the dryness does come through pretty big in the finish. Not a very complex flavor, but well balanced all the same.
igneous1 (1503) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
color is a deep deep brown, no light gets through though. head is tan, and bubbly. aroma is fairly roasty, but more smoky. but the smokiness is not overpowering and is quite complementary. chocolate is there, but VERY subdued. flavor is virtually the same, smokiness, mild roast, mild chocolate, light alcohol, bold flavor...damn good if you ask me.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black color, Roasted malt, coffee aroma and tastre, medium body, light sweet finish. Medium stout.
woodduck (5) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2004 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Nice roasted flavor with banana notes. Not too sweet with a dry finish. Velvety mouthfeel was pleasing.
egajdzis (5385) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black with a medium sized tan creamy head with some nice lacing on the glass. Malty sweet, dark fruits, lightly roasted aroma. Sweet chocolate and roast, burnt notes. Watery mouthfeel. This had good potential.
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nice deep dark brown in color with a tan head. Clean tasting and malty. Not too much malt thought, very faint. Dry in finish. Decent beer.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.5 l bottle. Pours a nice deep brown, tan head. Clear. Aroma is clean with a faint malty roasty note. Flavor is rather shallow, with some maltiness, but not the depth that you would want or expect. Dry finish. OK but I want more.character...
freekyp (1533) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2004
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2010 Dark brown with reddish tints and towering creamy lasting head. Sweet chocolaty with a distinct raisin/winey flavor. Long malty finish with a full body. Notes of asphalt creep in near the end. A fine full-flavored porter.