johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9oz. bottle. Pours a very deep amber with .5in. short lived tan head that left minimal lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, light milk chocolate notes. Taste is a little sweet for me with flavors of milk chocolate, dark fruits, and cane surgar. Medium to heavy on the body with an almost syrurpy texture and light carbonation. Not bad just too sweet for my taste.
dbhenry (126) - El Paso, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This porter has very distinctive malt flavorings. It is a dark beer with caramelized malt and light to medium hops. The taste is rich and deep, as a porter should be.
Angelmonster (125) - Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a 2 finger beige head. Body is pitch black in color. Head retention and lacing were above average.
Aroma is similar to a doppelbock, lots of dried fruit coming through, prunes/dates/raisins. Theres lots of sweetness, residual sugars, lactose and some alcohol. No hops are detected.
First taste is of toffee and sweet roasted malt. Burnt, smoked malt is also there with the dried fruit from the nose. Hops arent present but for 7% abv the alcohol is definitely there. There are some off flavors in the after taste, cant put my finger on it but it may be oxidation.
Mouth feel is good. Medium bodied, carbonation is balanced well. Head died halfway through beer which was disappointing.
Drink ability was above average. Wasnt very impressed by this beer. It was pretty rough around the edges, wouldnt buy again
Icommonsewer (124) - TUCSON, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2007 this porter is the best of all the porters we tested from the former Soviet Union countries... rich, smooth, chocolaty and not as syrupy sweet as some of the others from those countries
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Wow, I am surprised by the low ratings from the top raters. I thought this beer would have rated higher. Loved this darkly poured thick, aromatic, and flavorful beer. Raisins, plums, malty sweetness that I (and my wife) thoroughly enjoyed!
jice (123) - Grenoble, FRANCE - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Je ne suis pas un fan des bières brunes, mais celle-ci passe bien, elle rentre dans mes exceptions. Belle mousse, arômes de caramel. Intéressante.
e303 (122) - - JUN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to porter glass. Aroma is herbal and like some kind of green plant. Taste is mostly roasted malt with hop balance. Finish is decent. Good carbonation. Very different from European and American porters.
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joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good because it is a porter, actually a good type of porter. Not too sweet, not too roasted barley tasting, good in between style of porter. Good after dinner drink.
Rotorhead87 (119) - Temple, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours nearly black with a largish tan head. Kinda an odd porter, I can’t quite put my finger on it, but something was just a bit weird about it. Still a good solid brew, though.
portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a thin tan head that dissipates over time. Heavy aromas of roasted malts, caramel, spice and slight hints of sweet fruit. Flavor is of caramel, molasses, some coffee, and spice with a bitter fruit finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with average carbonation. Not a bad brew.