Saarlander (1680) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured with a nice big tan head. Coffee dominates this one, but a little thin on the palate, still very good, nice drinking, this one is!
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - DEC 26, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very dark brown with browinsh head. roasty aroma of chocolate. chocolate and smokey flavor which fads from slightly sweet to a little bitter but not drastically. lots of coffee flavor. nice smokey aftertase. Nice beer for a cold day. Very enjoyable.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Courtesy of Degarth. Nut and roast malts in the aroma. Poured a deep dark brown almost black with a tan head. Flavor is good starting sweet courtesy of the crystal malts then turning roasty and nutty with a slight chocolate in there and some coffee as well. Palate is nice, light and flowing yet rich enough to stick around. Very enjoyable.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nutty and fairly roasty aroma has some biscuity characteristics as well. Dark brown body with ruby highlights is topped by a decent, fine bubbled tan head that lasts well and leaves some sudsy lacing. Sweetness up front is quickly replaced by roasty malts and fair bitterness. Chocolate lasts in the aftertaste. Medium light body with fair carbonation. Sampled at GABF 2005.
jefcon (1277) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, nutty aromas waft up from this deep brown brew. Coffee more than chocolate on the nose. Palate is quite light, yet long. Assertive coffee and nuts on the taste. A long porter that is not at all syrupy or thick.
heemer77 (5061) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks a lot for the bottle, Duane. The body is dark brown with a dark ruby color in the light. The thick and frothy head is a medium khaki color. The aroma is roasted almonds with hints of coffee and chocolate. There is a hint of sweet honey in the smell. The taste has some cheap coffee with a little note of dark chocoate. A little thin, but that makes this a nice session porter.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the First Annual Florida Ratebeer Gathering.
These ratings were taken from one day of about 60 different tastings all were good and all have blended together but I know I thoroughly enjoyed every one of them and none were bad.
Ratman197 (8515) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a small brown head. Aromas of coffee,bakers chocolate, and roasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and slightly dry. Flavors of coffee, bitter chocolate, with hint of smoke and a lingering dry, mildly bitter finish.
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - NOV 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. This stuff was delicious. Poured a solid black with a small light brown head. Smelled strongly of coffee, malts, and chocolate. Full bodied, smooth, tasty. Tasted like bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee. The alcohol was not at all present. Dry finish. Good stuff.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, Zeitgeist. Glad I took notes, I donít even remember drinking this! It was in a pretty surreal atmosphere though, hole in the wall under an overpass watering hole full of the pierced, the punk, and the eclectic -not something a big Canadian oaf tourist like me usually fits in to, but damn if I didnít have the best time of my stay here, thanks to the great bartenders and the awesome atmosphere. Anyway, this beer. Dark brown, big tan head. Semi-sweet aroma. Sweet porter taste, over decent medium body. No roast, no hops. Weird, but somehow works quite well - not your average porter for sure. Good.