RFWobbly (10) - Buford, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lone bottle in a variety 6-pack received as a gift. Unknown age. Poured opaque black-brown into a wide-mouth glass with a 3/8 thick mocha-colored head that dissipated rapidly into dense lacing. Great aroma of roasted pumpernickel. After the huge aroma, surprisingly thin on the tongue. Medium body. After-taste of sharp, slightly acidic carbonation. No sense of alcohol. Label’s claim of "Dark, rich & sexy" was achieved. This would be a great beer to have with a hot pastrami sandwich or anything else on a dark rye bread. Very drinkable by its lonesome, probably even better with food. Very nice.
bpreo (1939) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh yeah, this will do. A real nice Porter, nearly perfect, with a sexy lady on the label.
thefederalist (296) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - JUL 18, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma is of chocolate, bread dough and pralines. The flavor is sweet and smooth with more chocolate, roasty and earthy flavors, smoke and dirt. Bitter finish. This makes the porters from a lot of other brewers look like clumsy imitations of what the style should be.
JulienHuxley (3937) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Papat44. Beautiful dark pour with rich creamy moka head. Aroma is delighting, burnt toast with lots of chocolatey-vanilla sweetness and a bit of hops coming through all that as well. Taste started off pretty good, rich and sweet, but fell pretty short in a sort of light lactic sourness, possibly signs of it losing freshness. Palate is creamy, has light carbonation and suits me. I would love to try a very fresh bottle or a tap of this.
iNBe (100) - USA - JUL 15, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the better porters I have had. Smooth and not too overbearing. Try it if you can find it.
mixmasterob (938) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, poured into my brandy snifter. Pours jet black with a stunning dark brown head. I wish it would have retained better, faded quickly. Aroma was of lots of roasty chocolate malts, actual chocolate and some coffee. The aroma was almost warming. First sip unveils some excellent roast flavors. Big chocolate, drinks super smooth. Nice creamy mouthfeel, good carbonation. Finishes dry with little bitterness, extremely smooth. I could drink this all day.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt with an edge of burnt malt combined with light notes of soy sauce. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and roasted malt as well as lighter notes of soy sauce and wood. The alcohol leaves a slight burn in the mouth.
hallinghansen (2232) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@Blind Tiger. Black body with a small long lasting brown head. Aroma is chocolate, hops, roasted malt. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, hops and roasted malt. Medium carbonated.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
All that a porter should be. Rich chocolate and coffee in a perfect combination. Roastiness with a full mouth feel. If you can’t get the breakfast stout this is the closest thing. Quite possibly the best porter I have had.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2010 It has the classic aroma of blended crystal malt and roasted malt. no roasted barley. some American green citrus hop aroma. chocolate and just slight coffee. Overall the aroma is very strong. very nice. Almost no carbonation of which produced a very small tan head when poured vigorously! Taste is much the same. I detect some cold brewed coffee beans. Maybe just some slight fruits-cant tell for sure, could be the crystal. The bitterness hangs around for a little while after the swallow. just enough to float my boat. A great brew. Probably better in the winter and if I smoked cigars.