jaymobrown (1782) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark. Thick tan head. Some roasted, wood, slight plastic bag smell. Warms up to present a more coffee, bitter flavor. Kinda thick.
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mildly fruity vinous aroma with notes of chocolate malts. Slightly hazy garnet mahogany with a small tan head. Wow--sweet chocolate in this one. Like chocolate syrup. Hints of smoke and some mild bitterness. Slight alcohol burn. One dimensional, but very tasty!
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bought a bottle of this at the berlin beerfest, at least i assume it was this though it was called czarny boss. dark purple appearance. aroma of chocolate and coconut liqueur. some maple syrup and mandarin sweetness, light saltiness and more coconut liqueur in the finish. pretty potent
Metalhead (641) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2004 Dark cola color,pretty dense tan head. Nose is sweet and chocolate. Taste is sweet,sticky,chocolate with a hint of malt. The finish was a tad dryish cold but disappeared as it warmed. Not sure why this is called a porter. Sure tastes like a chocolate stout to me. Good dessert beer. Fairly filling. The hi octane of this beer is well masked.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a foamy tan head on a dark brown body - the head disappears after a while. Quite odd aroma of fruit, caramel and honey (I get association to a mead...). Flavor is very sweet and fruity and the roasted malt doesn’t show until the end. Some bitter hops in the finish as well. Hides the alcohol very well. A very different porter and I’m a little confused if I really like it or not.
larsniclas (6247) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black. Chocolate and some coffee in the aroma.
Sweet, too sweet, with sugary moutgfeel.
A bit burnt chocolate-flavour with a nutty bitterness.
madsberg (11069) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled: Dark ruby red coloured. Thin chocolatish head. Malts, fruit and chocolate in the nose. Coffee, fruits and a very dominant sweetness in the flavour. Very light roasted. Alcahol is well hidden. As a Baltic Porter this is way too sweet for me. Totally lacs the sharp roasted malt flavour, that I seek in these beers.
Ungstrup (31473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark amber beer with a fine beige head though disappearing. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and straw. The flavor is sweet too with notes of cinnamon, caramel - to end on a slight sour note. It is way too sweet for a Porter - even though it holds 9.4% ABV. Thanks to Per (omhper) for trading this with me.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown coloured. Sugary and caramelly aroma. Very sweet flavour. Alcohol well hidden.
Bov (10926) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 12, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
very dark brown colour, chaotic foam with big bubbles, aroma of dark chocolate and candy sugar, very sweet, robust maltiness and a sugary finish