Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 15, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Head retention wasn’t there but the aroma was. Busting out with sweet cocoa, malt and caramel. Taste is subtle and balanced, with just the right combination of malt and hop. Some vanilla was detected as well as roasted malts and chocolate. I’d love to try this on cask.
Ungstrup (34023) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2007 A black beer wih a disappearing brown head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of roasted malt, but also hints of chocolate. The flavor is sweet and again with roasted malts being most dominant and leading to a dry roasted end.
Tonsk45 (17) - Santa Fe, California, USA - APR 3, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
great beer, one of my favorites. very nice appearance. great chocolately flavor with a nice smooth finish. definitely worth trying
neocon (34) - Gold Canyon, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small earthy head. Slight malty smell. Sits well in your mouth. You can taste the malt but doesn’t stand out, laced with chocolate. Dark in color and light on the tounge. Would reach again.
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle, little to no aroma. Wispy tan head. Orange/red/brown in color. Substantial, soft mouth feel, not too effervescent. Flavors of malt, coffee, and molasses...and very malty. Overall a decent porter...one I’d like to try on tap.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost no aroma from bottle. Pours thinnish dark brown to black, touch of orange. Light nuts, medium malt balance. Substantial unheavy mouthfeel. Clean finish. Quaffable and satisfying, but doesn’t leave much of a signature memory sip to sip.
madsberg (11327) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: Reddish brown coloured. Light brown head. Coffee, malt, Liqourice and roast in the aroma. Cofee, sweet, malt, hops in the flavour. Is fat, roasty and coffeish in the end. Thanks Springslicker for trading.
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. This micro is a staple in the Portland bar scene. Pours not quite black, bit of marroon in there. Nice head. The stronger flavor had me rechecking the not-so-strong aroma again. Nothing too complex other then roasted malt and coffee. Some cocoa notes. Same in the taste. Although it is a refreshing porter with a medium palate, not heavy at all, it sure fills me up quick. I prefer its quality to many other selections in Portland.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep crimson in color with a fluffy head that dissipates. Slightly roasted aroma is welcoming. Medium bodied. Fine flavors of roastiness, chocolate and a little hoppiness at the finish. Mellow beer, actually is similar to guinness. Enjoyable for a porter.
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Very dark with burgundy highlights. Lasting foamy head. Light roasted coffee aroma. Dusty coffee and plum flavours. A little zesty in the finish.