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.
nearbeer (4473) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml. Nearly opaque mahogany with a small, lasting ring of creamy foam. Sweet aroma of caramel, butterscotch, graham cracker and chocolate. Flavor is a tad less sweet: graham cracker, caramel and chocolate with a light char and ash finish. Medium-heavy body is a bit watery and smoothly carbonated. Well-hidden 9.4%
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
#2000 Cookout. Sample from a bottle shared by Suttree. Dark brown-black, tan head. Big roasty, fruity aroma. Taste is licorice, anise, burnt malt.
dogfighter (5) - USA - JUN 26, 2010 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Even though I’ve given this guy a low rating, these BOSS beers are still fun as hell in the long run. Tastes of bittersweet chocolate and some roast. I also detect rye malt, but that could all be in my head. The best Boss thus far.
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9 oz. bottle from Woodman’s Madison
Ar: Cola-like aroma with some dark chocolate. Different for a porter, but pleasant.
Ap: Pours a dark brown-red with a 1" light cinnamon head. Very light for a porter. A bit of lace.
T: Cola and a bit of smoky wood up front. The finish is chocolatey. No alcohol burn.
P: Medium body with soft carbonation.
O: Different for a porter, but enjoyable.
Foxbush (1620) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half liter bottle from The Caboose. The porter poured a deep black with tan head. I tasted licorice and some sweetness. This porter was very smooth. The higher alcohol is well disguised. This may be my first polish beer. The medium body lager had soft carbonation. I was able to taste this on Christmas eve 2011 with #2 son.
natejgood (451) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a fairly clear dark brown with no head. Very dark, but not quite black. Aroma is of sweet licorice, barley and malt. Flavor of molasses, chocolate and wheat. A bit fuzzy in the mouth, but not too bad.
madsberg (11166) - 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.
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.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled as Black Boss Porter: Black with ruby hints, huge tan head. Rubbery chocolate nose. Red licorice whip and chocolate taste, gets coffee notes as it warms.