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.
ElManana (205) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall I thought this was decent but it was thinner than expected and developed a watery taste at times. The huge roasted flavor and sherry like aroma was very unique and the roasted flavor lasted forever. A nice porter, but not one I’d search for. 1998 bottle.
Melker (202) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I drank a really fresh one yesterday (2013) so I have something to compare with when I drink the aged bottles.
Dark brown color. Off-white medium head with big bubbles.
Aroma of coffee. cocoa.. no complexity. Taste is sweet and just a little bit bitter. Body is pretty thin and it’s heavily carbonated.
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2001 on label.English Pint glass
Pours a thin tan head with notes of alcohol,roast malts and caramel.
The beer itself is almost black with amber highlights. The flavor of roasted malt and chocolate balancing the a slight residual sweetness.The body is thin but the carbonation is not that lively so it really goes down smooth.A 5.5% beer that you can cellar. Whats not to love
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 1, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
had the 2000 version and it was very good. it was quite dark with a strong roast aroma. very smooth and a little sweet goin down. well done
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours and looks nice. A bit watery with a faint finish. A Fuller's London Porter mixed half and half with water would still be better than this.
slakemythirst (189) - - FEB 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Doftar rostat kaffe och jag tycker mig antyda apelsinkärnor (!). Brygden smeker gommen...Slutsats: En välgjord porter
aleigator (183) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from rlgk, thanks Ronny! Perfect beige head, brown-black color. Aromas of bready, roasted malts and coffee.
Rich malts, going along with toffee, earthy notes, hints of chocolate, coffee and smoke. Sweet malts melt together with chocolate, supported by a perfect fitting carbonation, resulting in a smoky, warm finish. Malt goes through different stages on the palate, mingles up with coffee and later on chocolate, but keeps being the most defining ingredient of this beer the whole time. Oily, smooth mouthfeel, with a bitter finish.
mikkos (183) - FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black cola colored beer wit a small head. Aroma is sweet dark malts, smokey, some rye bread and sweet ripe plums. Taste is on the sweet side with coffee, dark malts, ripe fruitiness. Smooth mouthfeel and bitter smooth finish. Lacks the final touch, yet a very enjoyable beer.
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