Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Earthy, sulphury aroma with some plum and blackberry on top of a brownish black syrupy baltic porter with a smallish tan head.Flavor is sweet and coffee-ish with a roasted bordering on burnt caramel aftertaste. Some diacetyl and not really my thang....
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a medium tan head. Lots of legs and good retention. A looker! Smooth aroma of chocolate and slight coffee notes with roasty malts alcohol and sugar. Flavor is semi sweet chocolate with a slightly bitter finish and a nice alcohol burn. Big bag of yummy.
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly black with a dark red tint on the sides. Large, bubbly head leaving lace. Aroma is roasty, with lots of malts, a hint of aniseed and light coffee. Flavor is bittersweet roasted malts, a little zesty from the alcohol but not strongly present. Leaves a pleasant aftertaste of roasted malts.
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.
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour, clear with no head. Aroma of chocolate with a touch of chicory. Light flavor, a touch of bitter the end.
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best beers I’ve ever had, thus far. Smooth, rich chocolate aroma. Flavor was more sweet goodness. My friend commented that "it tastes like someone poured caramel corn all over beer!". The facet of this porter that separated from other porters that I’ve had was the 9.4%. With such a finely made beer, the alcohol was wonderfully hidden. Wowie zowie is the best way to express my love of this beer.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bottle a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate with some breadiness with a silght hint of dark fruit. Flavor is a sweet coffee with a touch of chocolate.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
smells like raisins and heavy metal and molasse dark dark brown with a red tint. thin. taste eh. thin bubblee. taste of malt caramel roast a little thin some vanilla not all that bad. but like one dimensional. a burnt aftertaste and alcohol zip dominate the finish.
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour was a bit thin for a porter with such a great smell. Roasty, chocolate, and coffee came to mind while drinking this brew. The taste was similar with a hint of coffee and vanilla. Not bad, just not great. I really wish it was thicker for the mouthfeel.
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - MAR 18, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A dark brown/ruby with a small light brown head that doesn’t last. Aroma is a sweet molasses and caramel with some dark fruit. Taste is way too sweet for me. Molasses, chocolate, maybe even some soy sauce. It was honestly hard to finish. Small credit giving for hiding the alcohol, but I would not recommend it.