MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz - Aroma is sweet roasted chocolate malt. Pours a deep black with a brown ring for head and decent lacing. Flavor is intense roasted chocolate malt and thick molasses. Palate is creamy and thick. Very tasty dense beer.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black pour with tan head that kind of lingers for awhile. Aroma big on roasted malt, chocolate, as well as coffee and caramel. Flavor lets the hop presence in a bit, but mostly the big roast and chocolate seem to stick to the taste buds. Rock solid entry from Dark Horse.
FoolishMortal (986) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle. Nearly opaque black, thin film of dark tan head. Caramelized sugar, nuts, and tinges of roast coffee in the aroma. Chocolate and roast malt flavors. Coffee and roasty astringency in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium and fairly dry. More roasted character than I would anticipate in a porter.
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought the name of this beer was deceiving, I was expecting a black lager. (Side note: DH REALLY needs to spend some coin on their label art.) Poured black, with a chocolate, soapy head. Aroma of chocolate, malt and piney hops. Tastes are pretty much the same. Tastes like a stout to me.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge aroma aroma of burnt molasses and dried fruit. Very black pour, slightly thin, with an off-white head. Very roasted, burnt ash flavor, some sweetnessof cherries, and a little alcohol. Nice bier. Thanks Brad.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque black pour. Big chocolate and dark fruit aromas and flavors, and some roasted notes and caramelly molasses too. This is, imo, a hybrid porter-stout, and man is it good. Fairly thick for a porter, but still really good.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - OCT 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a used motor oil black. There’s absolutely no light getting through this one. Has a thin dark brown head, with small amounts of lacing.
Smells of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. What you would expect from a good stout.
Taste is initially chocolate, followed by the coffee and roasted malts finishing with just a touch of bitter hops and alcohol. This one is better that I had anticipated. Mouthfeel is just thick enough to let you know that you are drinking a stout, but so much that it’s hard to finish.
My first beer from Dark Horse, and I was pleasantly surprised. Can’t wait to try the others in my fridge.
Ungstrup (28253) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black beer with a huge brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of chocolate, alcohol, and cardboard, while the flavor is sweet roasted with notes of chocolate, and a dry roasted end.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2005 Pours jet black with a dark tan head. Mostly lasting, some lacing. Aroma is big with chocolate and coffee. Flavor is bitter dark chocolate, coffee, rosted malt, molasses with a big hop presence. Full bodied with a smooth velvety texture. Flavor fills the mouth for a very long finish.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Pitch black coloured. Dense dark brown head. Roast and light sweetness and malt in the aroma. Light liqourice. Flavour of sweetness, coffee, roast and malt. A bit artificial. Ends on a dry coffeish note.