calivania (62) - USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like baking chocolate, tastes like Cola and chopped nuts. Nice color, and suitably dry. I love this style in the fall in California -- light enough to fit the sunshine, dark enough to remind you what your family back east is looking up at when they stari out the the window. And so I like this too.
Bartzilla (534) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
An easy drinkiní porter. Not the greatest, but it does represent the form.. providing the form is an easy drinkiní light porter. Not too much going on, but not too little to sway me away from it. Itís here, itís in my reach so I am going to enjoy it fully.
bitterpeanut (15) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12-ounce bottle. Forms a nice brown head that sticks around for awhile on top of a clear copper-brown color. Aromas of chocolate, dark caramel, and coffee. Not much hop aroma I could detect. Flavor was a light sweet and bitterness. The body was light to medium with an almost thin feel. A good beer to keep around, but gets a little boring after two or three.
harrisoni (13897) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle on Amtrak Cascades train, Vancouver to Seattle. Very dark brown, tan head. Lots of coffee/choc on aroma. Choc/milk dominate throuhout. Powdery on end. Nice malty mouthfeel. Moderately rich. Lots of powdery milk choc, bit of black bitterness. Good, drinkable chocolatey porter.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle: Pours a lovely dark brown/amber color. Virtually no aroma. Taste is a mellow and somewhat dry. Some chocolate and coffee going on, but fairly faint. Thin and watery. Seriously lacks the "oompf" I like in a porter. Rather dull.
KAME (160) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is very smoky and metallic, a bit unbalanced. Flavor is smoky sweet with a smooth bitter finish. Palate is nice, a little thin, but good mouthfeel with very good, fizzy carbonation.
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz). Shared with biegaman, my bottle via trade with blankboy. Poured clear very deep ruby-brown, average tan fizzy diminishing head. Nice roasty aroma, dry, coffee and mild chocolate, soft hops, maybe some fruit sweetness. Taste - roasty, sweet dark malt, grapeseed, leather and dark chocolate, balanced finish, no alcohol burn at all. Medium to light porter body, very astringent, quite well carbonated, nice bitter finish, left me with a I-just-bit-into-a-non-seedless-grape aftertaste - nice.
kamish (93) - Monroe, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An excellent darker beer. not as charming as the classic dark from weinhardís, but damn near. itís not as malty. shame.
TheBeerGod (5294) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Falling Rock. Pure blackness envelops the glass. Moderate ruby around the edges allows minimal light penetration. Nose is coffee, roasted malts, and dark chocolate notes. Taste is chocolate cake, coffee, and sweet roasty malts. Soft burnt chocolate cookies as well. Creamy bitterness and a medium overall feel. Moderate carbonation as well. Ends with more roasted malts, coffee and chocolate notes. Pretty standard porter but it hit the spot this night.
joergen (21120) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Stockholm Beerfestival.
Black coloured with a beige head.
Aroma of malts and caramel with roasted notes.
Roasted flavour of malts and caramel.