Ungstrup (31472) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An opaque red-brown beer with a small brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of chocolate and the flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, roasted malt, and hops.
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@SBWF2007. Deep amber colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is really pleasantly roasted malts, some hoppy bitterness along with mild woodenness. Flavour is quite much the same. The roast stays really long and also has some mild candyish hints.
Travlr (17708) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Deep reddish brown with a medium off white head. Aroma of cocoa and licorice. Flavor has roasted malts, chocolate and a finish of light smoke and bitterness. Nice.
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007
Dark amber color. Simple aroma. Good flavor, good sweet caramel and chocolate malt, sweet.
harrisoni (15794) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from a colleague. 5.0%. Dark dark brown colour lasting beige head. Malty fruity aroma. It’s kinda ok, some chocolate but mostly malty. Some fried butter. It’s not great, but not terrible. Starts ok but not sure about this melted buttery finish. odd.
rlgk (15335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Bottle. Amber color, small brownish head. Malty chocolate aroma, milky and with some tar. Chocolate flavor, grassy bitterness, milky and creamy notes. Quite mild finish.
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@SBWF 2007, alc. 5.5 %
Claimed brewer is Darwin (as "Original Flag Porter"). Dark ruby color, small off-white head. Cocoa and roasted coffee beans in the nose. Sweetish, milk stout -like, roasted coffeish flavor. Good maltyness.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown in color with an off-white head. Smells strongly of prunes and dark fruit. A light roasted malt, some milk chocolate, and a hint of toffee malt sweetness. Tastes of cardboard, prunes, and cocoa powder. Some chocolate sweetness, a fair amount of dark fruit, and some raisins. A bit watery, too.
Oakes (13961) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light brown colour, a dusty, sooty malt aroma and palate, which is quite dry throughout. This beer, along with a couple of other traditional examples, uses the original ’brown malt’, which defined the original porter style, but disappeared until very recently.
bhensonb (12960) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It smells of chocolate. Perhaps a bit of roasted malt. Deep clear brown color with a reddish tinge. Nearly opaque. Frothy tan head that laces. Thin to medium body. Mild carbonation that fizzes a small bit. It does start with chocolate, but as the carbonation departs there is a toasted malt flavor typical of porters. A bit sweet in the middle, but the finish is dry, leaving a light toasted flavor in the mouth. An excellent porter.