Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black to red brown appearance, nice big tan head on top.
Aroma is a bit weak, some roastiness and a unpleasant metallic note.
Strong roasty flavor, good bitterness, some chocolate and a sweet sugary end. Rather nice flavor, good session porter. Think this one will gain from aging. Thanks to rickgordon for this one.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours black with dark red hues, small tannish head, somewhat decent lacing.   Aroma is rather subdued on this one, slightly roasty and chocolatey, nothing extraordinary.   Up front I get a smooth chocolately, quite malty too.   Progressing towards the finish I get more of a soy like sweetness.   Very smooth, good body, quite the pleasure to drink.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2001 edition. Pours deep red-brown (but transparent) with a creamy light tan head. Toffee, wood, caramel, toast, and earthy hops apparent in the aroma. Flavor is suggestive of a doppelbock, with strong raisin notes, toffee, caramel and toast as well as licorice. Sweet brown sugar finish with tight carbonation reminiscent of a Belgian ale. Reminds me of Fuller’s London Porter (mmm...). I’m also picking up some tobacco in the finish. Medium-bodied and packed with flavor, this is a very nice porter indeed.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown body with a red glow and a nice creamy tan head. Aroma is quite weak penetrated by pilsner malt (!), hops and some smoke and liquorice. Flavor is nice but also a little weak and thin. Notes of sweet roasted malt, brown sugar, smoke and hops. A tastefull porter but needs more body to be great! It will probably gain some after a couple of years of storage!
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My 30th country, woo-hoo! Dark burgundy-brown body and thick, creamy tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, berries, and some light coffee notes. Well-balanced flavor and smooth body. Thanks to loweredsixth for sending me a taste of Sweden.
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(2001) dark brown with red overtones, pours a thick head that quickly dissipates, roasted malt, sweet and fruity, light hops, some coffee and light chocolate, a bit winey; flavor is strong, roasted malt, lightly hopped, sweet and fruity, coffee, a bit light texturally
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2001: Muddy deep brown with reddish hues producing a frothy fading tan head and good lace. The aroma is a wonderful hints of heavy caramel, toffee, prunes, raisin, very earthy and slightly woody, near vinous. The taste starts sweet and malty with a twangy fruit and sharp hop undertone. Chocolate tones run throughout this beer. Some smoky tones and lingering bitterness. The mouthfeel is full and soft, while not sticky. A excellent old porter with lots of complexity and depth. Loved it, Thanks loweredsixth for the brew.
egajdzis (6004) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2001... Black, not opaque, violet spots where the light shows through. Tight creamy tan head, some lacing. Sweet chocolate, coffee, fudge and toffee aroma. Chocolate malty taste, then coffee and finally finishing dry and grassy.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2004 Very dark brown but not quite opague appearance. Quickly diminishing head, smells like Nestle Toll House chips. Tastes like dusty chocolate and oddly muted grains. Lacks the finishing bitterness of a stout but has all the thick mouthfeel. Wierd, but interesting...not top shelf for me...many thanks to wunderbier!
3fourths (9057) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2004 Deep brown with red. Smoky malt caramel and wheat aroma. Smells "old" like many imports do... I guess it's been on the shelf a bit. Moderate thickness, dull smoke and tobacco flavors with some old coffee and grains. Not doing much for me.