waolsen (1370) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
wow what a commercial description. bottle. coffee pour with thick creamy tan head. nice lacing. the hops hit me when I was pouring. nice coffee, sweet chocolate, sour malt aroma. sour malt, coffee and hops. medium body. a little light in the aftertaste. crisp and clean porter. well balanced. very enjoyable.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark with a medium head. fairly thin actually. It improves as it warms up. The aroma is dominated by roasted malts and not much else. In terms of flavors much of the same thing. Chocolate and roasted malts with a firly bitter finish. I think the mouthfeel is a bit too watery. So in essence a fairly light porter.
Ratman197 (11228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber poured a clear very dark black with red highlights and a small diminishing brown head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt and a bit of bitter chocolate. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of burnt malt, coffee and bakers chocolate with a lingering bitter finish.
IrishBoy (3956) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle Nose of coffee, and a little soy sauce,with a smoky hint; transparent ebony color with a tiny tan head; flavor of burnt coffee with a little bitterness in the finish.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Black and opaque with a small, beige head. Malty, lightly burned aroma. Medium-bodied with distinct, burned, coffeeish accents and a burned, ashy, bitter finish. Good and well crafted, but just not the most interesting representative of its style. Thanks to Degarth for sharing this. 040406
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark ruby color, tan head, light rooster tails in the lacing. Nose of light vinegar, strong roast and some pork rind char. The flavor is very astringent and coffeeish with soy sauce and licorice; some marshmallow. Finishes tangy and full in roast. Nice roastiness character throughout the whole drink, really lingers and a decent body too. Hmm, I like the drink but there’s so many odd notes I certainly can’t give it a higher score in each category.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Interesting aroma of toasted bread and charred caramel. Nice beie head sits upon a dark brown pour. Something funky with the flavor, kind of like old vegetable soup. Yes there is some bitter chocolate and roasted malts, but the off minestrone flavor seems odd. Lots of ashtray on the finish. Interesting, though not stellar. Thanks to the Dark Elf!
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - APR 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of Davecooks.
A dissapointment compared to the Maduro Porter and even the Pumpernickel Porter. Low keey aroma is roasted malt and holds mild dark fruit accents. Dark brown to black with a thumb thick tan head that diminishes quickly. Fore is bitter coffe and chocolate with some sweeter aleish fruit notes. Finish is very thin and watery which ameliorates some of the bitterness, but then I don’t want that roasted bitterness removed from my porter.
The Maduro, Pumpernickel and Imperial Stouts by this brewery were all very well done. Just missed the mark here.
SDalkoholic (2232) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 3, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is mild of roasted malt. Dark and opaque with a little layer of tan head. Rich and sweet flavoring with light touch of lightly roasted malt and coffee bean. Good porter.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Deep copper in color with a thin tan head. Malty and roasty aroma. Roasty flavor. Very roasty. Coffee like roast. Medium bodied. Well balanced. Nice.