TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a beautiful porter when poured in a glass: midnight black in color with a light tan foamy head. The foamy head disappears quickly after the first drink. There is little to no aroma in the bottle I have, but what is there is mostly coffee-ish in nature. The flavor starts out thin, but expands to tcover the complete palete. The finish is very clean with no after taste. The flavor is mostly malty, with a hint of chocalote. Very good beer. Think I’ll have another.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Im with the person below me. went into this ready to hold my nose. Came out with admiration for a russian porter. very yummy and smooth. Got rid of my sore throat in an instant. Almost milky. Dark opaque with a cola coloured waterfall rivaled only by niagra.....well thats not true, but whatever. Lots of molasses and some roasted nuts....a smight pepper in the afteraste and some dark chocolate. thumbs up Enjoyed while listening to the new Bloc Party album.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. I admit I was less than thrilled to drink this, but I was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting a cross between a bad lager and a bad N/A, but it was anything but that. Pours a thick, opaque black with an aroma of molasses and licorice. The taste follows suit with the aroma, with the added bonus of a hint of chocolate. All in all, not a bad beer but nothing to write home about.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The current rating fits this beer pretty well. Overall better then a lot of beers, but lacks in the style. Body is thin and uneventful. Notes of chocolate, roasted malts, and licorice.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark body with a thin head. Notes of coffee, grapes, CO2, and dry hops. Very very sharp taste. The finish is full of roast and metal. That costs it points. Sweet like grape juice. Not too bad.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured black with a smallish head.
Light aroma of roasty malts.
Flavor is a bit thin, but the roast and chocolate hints are evident along with a metalic aftertaste.
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma of roasted marshmellow. metallic, and chocolate. Toasted malt flavore with a very dry finish.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice brew, warming, with alot of sweet, dark fruit flavor,ie, fig, raisin,dates. pretty smooth flavoe. Easy drinking for the syle. A good solid brew.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 Fl. Oz.
Best Before 26.09.05
Awesome. Poured with a nice long lasting beige head. Started at about an inch then faded to 1/4 in. Clung to the sides of the glass. Dark brown with garnet highlights.
Aroma: Dark chocolate, rasins, and caramel. No hops. All malt baby. Alcohol.
Taste: Reminds me a lot of one of the Reisen candys. Subtle sweetness, with some dark chocolate and coffee. Some hop bitterness. Very easy to drink.
Palate: Med-full body. Carbonation level give a very ’mouth-fillng sensation.
Overall: Outstanding nightcap. I think I may start keeping a couple of these around the house. At 7%, its just enought to enjoy the full pint and give you that sleepy feeling.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [bottle - 500 ml] Dark black pour with a thick tan head. Very opaque. Smells like burnt chocolate and malts with a touch of spice and a bit of hop bitter. The taste begins with a burnt flavor that goes to a smooth malty middle and a slightly dry and cardboardy aftertaste. The alcohol is very warming and apparent. All around decent porter.