apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick and rich and chewy and chocolatey and creamy and coffee-filled and a very nice, full-bodied porter indeed. The aroma is mildly coffee and cream, and the finish is perfectly smooth. One of the best porters I've had in a long time.
notalush (5560) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[bottled in 2001] - excellent porter - the perfect pour, inky black, with about an inch of head that settles to an attractive ring of off-white lace - yeasty, roasty aroma - flavor is as complex as porters get - coffee, chocolate, plums, caramel - finishes with a touch of smoked malt, almost like a scottish ale - some creaminess lingers on the tongue - great stuff.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impressive beer. Roasty aroma and a sweet chocolate flavor with dark malt accents.
Braudog (6113) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2001 beer - Poured dark brown with nicely poofed head. Powerful aroma of roasted grains and sweetness. The beer is pleasantly smooth and understated, with a hint of woody chocolate and crunchy toast. Beautiful beer.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown pour with mahogany edges. A large head that bubbled away rather quickly. Roast malt, caramel, chocolate and small hops comprise the nose. A slight coffee flavor that leads more into the chocolate and roast malts expirienced in the nose. A bit of a watery body and palate but finishes with bitterness. A good porter.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, dark body. Tan frothy head. Fruity aroma but the flavor was rich and deep and a hint of chocolate and , perhaps, coffee. Satisfying drink.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
freakin' tasty sweet chocolatey smooth goodness that leaves a nice lingering presence in the mouth that keeps begging you to take another sip ASAP. too bad it costs 5 freakin' bucks for a 16oz bottle.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black, thin brown head. Chocolate and roasted malt aroma, vinous notes as well. Flavor was full of malt, chocolate and coffee with hints of liquorice. Full bodied, kind of oily. Very good.
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A Swedish Porter! Wahoo...My ancestors were Swedish and after tasting this one I would I am proud to call myself a swede! This dark, almost opaque porter pours smoothly into a glass with a nice light tan head. The head dissapates to fine layer of foam. The aroma is full of nice notes of molasses and malt. The flavor is full, but not overpowering with roasted grains tying into a perfect blend with the molasses(treacle) flavor. Full bodied and long lasting finish the hints at coffee and licorice. Wow I call this a great porter and would be happy to sip on this anyday of the year, but it is really nice in the fall. Skol !
sloth (2717) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ever so slight brown head, a small ring of lace left rimming the edge of my glass. Black with a brown hue at the edges.Big nose of dark malts, smoke and licorice.Med/full body, creamy, slick, somewhat coating. Roasted malt, chocalate, mild vinous notes and a touch more smoke work well together. Finish is wet/dry. Damn fine porter!