bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a medium brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt and chocolate.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, with thin tan head that fell to nothing. Excellent aroma, strong coffee, dark roast/burn malt, very mild bbq, great sweetness, and spicy hop finish. Flavor is barbequed chocolate bar, great blend of sweetness and bitterness, touch of creaminess in an other wise medium bodied beer. Bursting with flavors, nice hop balance. Good beer!!
Bov (8829) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled; thanks to Per - clear and dark brown colour with almost no foam; very complex aroma of roasted bread, chocolate and dark fruits; creamy mouthfeel, some sweetness before a dry toasted bitterness, medium-bodied; long chocolatey/cocoa finish with lingering hoppy notes - hmmmm, I could drink some pints of this one !
omhper (18350) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark brown, small beige head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Sweet with thick mouthfeel, dominated by caramel and molasses. Roasty and with solid maltiness. Dryish licorice finish. Enjoyable.
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle-pours a deep red hue almost black with a small fizzy cola like off-white head. chocolate, roast, black patent aroma with subtle notes of butterscotch and toffee. nice roasty flavors with a touch of char and dark chocolate. Expresso shows up on the finish. body is medium with the right amount of carbonation and distributes the flavors well. Light oxidative note on the finish that was well covered by the malt onslaught. a solid porter that i would like to try on tap someday.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer after it release from the 12-ounce bottle set in the glass a clear brown as viewed by a soft white bulb, the is portly in size, a winsome light tan in color and the texture somewhat creamy, as it slowly fades away the residual lace forms a surrounding skirt upon the glass. Nose is sweet with a nice hint of lightly toasted grain, caramel, fresh and appealing to both the eye and the nose, start is lightly sweet with a delectable grain profile and the top light to moderate in feel. Finish has a purposeful acidity and the hops delightful in their spiciness, quite dry aftertaste with a nice drinking beer that left me quite satisfied.
SpringsLicker (2938) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a huge light brown head above a deep dark garnet colored body.
The aroma is malty bringing bread dough and molasses to mind. The flavor is balanced, yet slightly to the sweet side with a bit of bitterness towards the end as it fades into a coffee finish. Thanks to Bück Dich for sending this one.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black with nice thick head.
Aroma is roasted coffee, chocolate, sweet malt as is the flavor that just got better as it warmed.
Medium body and big flavor make this a great porter...me thinks.
DharmaWarrior (2) - San Francisco, USA - APR 25, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice thick porter. I was initially turned off by the smokiness, but it turned into a sweet finish that wasn’t cloying. Unbelievable that it is organic.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted malts give the impression of coffee grounds with some notes of raisins and chocolate in the aroma. Opaque darkest brown body with thin but lasting cover of tan head. Fairly sweet and chocolatey with a strong fruity component, some green hop flavour and dark roastiness lending a pleasant constrasting bitterness in the finish. Medium-full body with mild carbonation is syruppy in the throat. Though not offensive, a fair vegetal aroma and flavour emerges as an undercurrent as it warms. Bottle (trade Dec. 2004). Thanks, Degarth!