awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick syrupy texture with a strong coffee nose. Roasted malt flavors are smooth and silky with a hint of vanilla. The finish is roasty and slightly bitter with a hint of spice.
auerbrau (3147) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich coffee and roasted chocolate aroma, mingled with a hint of wood and vanilla sugar. Pours a oil dark black, with a coffee and cream head. Mellowed coffee flavor and a hint of mole with pumpkinseeds and fresh chocolate. Oily, sweet and slick. Has a wonderful aromatic vanilla and cream quality, over a more reserved roastedness. Finish is a little salty and oaty, with plenty of appropriate dryness.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Secret Santa for this beer. Poured black with a creamy brown head. Aroma of bitter roasted coffee and chocolate-covered cherries. Taste is mildly sweet with roasted bittersweet choclate dominating and a touch of fruitiness topped off with some citrus and pine hops, leading to a dry bitter finsih. Roasty, bitter, and good.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Santa! Another plesant surprise from Dark Horse. Pours black as night with a tan head. Mild aroma of malt and alcohol. Creamy in the mouth. Nice balanced flavor with a smoky finish and coffee aftertaste. Very good!
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours an opaque, black body with a spare light brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee. Flavor of roasted coffee, hiops, and chocolate with a bitter finish.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep dark brown color. rich tan head. Aroma faint, but roasty and chocolate. Flavor is thin up front developing into a full somewhat roasty but mostly bitter punch. A little more harsh of a porter than I am used to.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This porter pours an eclipse black color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is chocolate, roasty nearly burnt malts and coffee. A medium to full bodied porter. Malts are very roasty, nearly burnt with lots of chocolate and coffee flavors. Slightly spicy hops. Smooth taste. Lots of roasty flavors. Found this beer buried in the back of the fridge, a pleasant surprise. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is bitter.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Rather black coloured. Malty and roasty aroma with fruity notes. Roasty flavour with notes of chocolate. Dry and bitter finish. Nice.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black colored with a foamy brown head. Hard roasted aroma with coffee and liquorice. Strong and warming from the alcohol. Dry coffee and roasted flavor, biding on the tongue with a sour edge from the roasted malt. A bit short in the finish, but all in all a lovely beer!
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick black with small but compact brown head. Roasted and chocolate malts and a hint of coffee in the aroma. Very bold, nice assortment of aromas. The initial flavor is an up front malt sweetness, and were it not followed by a solid roasted and coffee malt and a coffee and hop led bitterness, it would be too sweet. Fortunately the mentioned malts and bitterness give it a very nice ballance. As it warms it gets a more gritty roasted malt but continues with the strong sweetness. Nice finish, mostly leaving a roasted flavor in the mouth.