Padron4KM (797) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle with no freshness date.
pours out a syrupy dark brown. Thick two finger head slowly recedes and leaves patchy lacing.
Aroma is sweet malts, molasses, caramel, chocolate, bubblegum.
Flavor is sweet, molasses, sugar, coffee. Borders on cloying at times but has just enough bitterness to keep it from going over that edge.
Picked up a little prune towards the end of the glass.
Alcohol was well hidden.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark color. Smell of coffee and sweet chocolate. I am very surprised on the taste. It tastes like roasted coffee and chocolate with a nice bitterness at the end. This is a beer that I would drink again.
BeerandBlues2 (12045) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle from jjpm74. Pours very near opaque with a patchy tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt (cookie, meal), milk chocolate and faint floral hops with a vinous nose. Medium sweet chocolate malt and caramel flavor, medium to low bitterness and acidity, smooth malt finish. Dark bodied and smooth palate.
jsquire (4115) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to MrWalker for this bottle. It pours a dark beer with clear red ruby highlights when held against the light. Sweet grain nose with some hair spray notes. Burnt grain astringency with burnt caramel and molassass sweetness. Very enjoyable and interesting porter.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
See through dark caramal brown with thin bubbly head. Aroma is sweet chocolate. Flavor is chocolate, sweet cocoa. Palate is smooth.
gnoff (9543) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 First rating
Bottle from Swedish "Systembolaget" in July 2005.
Ordered it to my local store for fun, thought it was gonna taste pretty awful. I was in for quite a surprise though, since I really liked this beer! My first thought was "can a porter taste like this?" Very dark/black color. Mix of sweet and a bit alcohol. Well balanced thugh and something Iíll enjoy drinking again. Only "bad" thing is that the label looks very cheap.
(50 cl bottle from Systembolaget)
Probably one of the last they had before they replaced it with the 7.0% ABV version.
Clear dark deep red color, tan head that is fast dissapearing. Buttery, sweet, alcohol and acidic scent. Buttery, alcohol. metallic and coffee taste. Smooth big mouthfeel, medium well balanced bitterness. Medium to low co2. Slight roasted aftertaste.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A chocolate, coffee roasty aroma. A bit acrid and astringent on the palate, this porter was enjoyable inpart to the mingling of toffee, and caramel, coffee and hops in the mouth. A beautfiul black color, full bodied and sweet. I think Iíd buy this again, as itís pretty easy to find.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Steve on this one. This baltic was pretty much unlike any other beer I have had, and there may have been something wrong wiht it, but it was very hard to describe. Pours a nice deep dark brown with amber highlights and a thin head . Aroma has a slight wierd roasted nut character to it, some solvent, rubber, light bandaid and some chocolate malt. Flavor is oily, lightly sweet, more wierd rubber/ roasted nuts and a wierd bitter finish. Finish was a bit harsh but overall just wierd.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a red tint to it and a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, lactose and a strong nuttiness to it. Iíll have to take Ericís word for it about his Grandmotherís Nuts (maybe it was his Grandpa). Tastes of roast, light cocoa, and a lighter nuttiness to it. Thinner body.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a brown with some red coming through. Small bubbly tan head that did not sustain. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, some wood. Flavor of cocoa, lactose and a light bitterness.