NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Raisins, walnut, chocolate and some dried cherries in the aroma. Reddish brown/black with a frothy, but thin head. Huge raisin blast in the fore followed by another huge blast of black licorice and then mild marzipan notes in the middle. Finish wafts on through with dry black licorice notes and a chalky raisin/licorice/burnt aftertaste. This is very nice.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a beautiful black with mahogany and cherry hues, almost competely no head. aroma of alcohol, malts, fruit. Mouth was a bit dry.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2005 Cherry black, extremely small yellowish white head.
Smells of raisins, alcohol, malt and smoke.
Is this raisin-ale?
Extremely sweet, some bitterness. Quite good.
Simple, fresh and slimy.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
great tasty porter. dark brown beer, no head. aroma: tobacco, nutty, bit cherry, bit of coffee, milk chocolate and malty(bit roasted). taste: grassy, roasted malt, walnut, sweet, madeira, chocolate and a bit bitter. finishes sweet and nutty. thin/medium bodied, well carbonated. alc. is well hidden. wonderfull complex polish porter.
haukur (1474) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark dark brown, almost black, quite big head at first, malt, chocolate, nuts in the aroma. Taste is not as strong as I expected, maybe a bit too sweet, malty and roasty finish
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The alcohol really shines through here, making this a good one to wind down the night. All of the traditional porter flavors are here, although this one goes heavy on the sweetness. Personally, I thought it was delicious, a great way to warm up in the winter perhaps.
legion242 (2342) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2005
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Deep black color. Decent khaki head. Burnt electrical nose. Syrupy sweet first sip. Too sweet. I don’t know what to do with this one. I am going to let it warm up a bit, but it might be a drain pour.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aroma from chocolate, wood, molasse and horseblanket. Sweet, thick, smooth madeira and coffee flavour. Somewhat burnt. Pleasant acidity in finish.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, this beer smells like alcohol (not that that?s a bad thing). Nice taste. Bit of a sour aftertaste, but not enough to ruin the overall impression.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, BB July -05
Very dark red. Persistent cream coloured head. Chocolate/cola dusty aroma. Burned sugar, perhaps. Quite sweet and rich in chocolate and burned character. Creamy vanilla palate. A bit too sweet, syrup like almost. Will probably develop in the cellar even if it is pasteurised. Nice as a desert after dinner I would guess.