FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle (Beertopia, Nebraska) - thanks Frank!
Deep red, brief beige head settles to patchy scum. Sweetish slightly chocolatey roasty aroma, some dark berry aspect. Fairly simple palate, a little watery, smooth from sweetness. Pleasant dryish roasty taste, cheap chocolate, some vanilla. Finish a little burnt. A bit dull, and very lifeless. Kinda adequate, but very simple.
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with good lacing. Moderate roasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture. Medium sweet flavor with a light sweet finish of short duration. My expectations were not met.
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear, dark reddish brown with a small, diminishing tan head. Aromas of coffee and vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cola, coffee, vanilla and a hint of smoke with a dry lingering semisweet finish.
argo0 (13233) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Cola brown body topped by small but persistent beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, vanilla, some cantaloupe, nut, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, vanilla, roast, some chocolate, cherry. Light-medium body, lightly creamy, low carbonation.
Christian (12884) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark brown with a small off-white head. Caramel and molasses in the aroma. Cloying sweet with way too much vanilla flavour.
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep dark clear brown porter with a thick unctuous moka head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, light c-hops, very pleasing. In mouth, a very nice light porter with vanilla essence, oily mouth feel, light to medium bodied. On tap at Ballpark brewpub 24 Jan. 2009.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma of wood, chocolate, and vanilla extract. Flavor of vanilla and chocolate. Palate is a bit thin.
Scopey (12505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Mellow Mushroom, Charleston. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, earth, caramel, light vanilla and a hint of malt vinegar. The taste is rich roasted, toast, ashy, earth, wood, salted caramel, burnt notes and liquorice with a dry, roasty finish. Run of the mill porter. So-so.
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2010 on tap-pours a tan head and black color with red tint. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, dark malt. Nice. OK carbonation. Occasional.
*100904 @Kai Goes to China Sendoff thanks EdN-12oz bottle 3.4
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small mostly dissipating tan foamy head. Aroma is dark roasted chocolate and caramel malt (toast) and leathery yeast with a vanilla nose. Vanilla and dark malt medium sweet flavor that transcends into a medium bitter and acidic drying spicy toasted caramel malt finish. Dark bodied and fizzy-spicy palate.