Ungstrup (28225) - 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 (19929) - 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.
fiulijn (13445) - 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.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown color with a medium head. Good flavored porter with a smooth finish and hints of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt.
TBone (11731) - 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.
Oakes (11363) - 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.
argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown body with medium tan head. Aroma is rich cocoa and roasty. Taste is mildly sweet, cocoa, bit of coffee, finishes with a bit of roasty (and some hoppy) bitterness. A little thinner than I like, but it's certainly not thin.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2008
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
11.2oz bottle-pours a dissipating tan head and black color. Aroma is WOW-off putting, like a drain, then cardboard medium malt-some chocolate/molasses. Taste is cardboard, medium malt-some chocolate/molasses, slight vinegar, yeast. Mild carbonation. Will have to get another bottle and try this again.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very dark amber, thin head and nice lace, carmel malt aroma, malt flavor with lots of carmel esters and a touch of bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
bhensonb (10186) - 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.