beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
One pint, 6oz brown bottle purchased from Armanettiís, Mundelein, IL. ABV 5.4%. Expiration date 8/29/05 and bottle opened 12/1/05 so beer already expired. Clear dark brown hued porter having diminishing off-white head with spare lacing. Complex aromas of chocolate, coffee, prunes, raisins, and toast. No discernable carbonation. Medium bodied that starts dry with roasted malt and finishes dry with lingering light bitterness and expresso flavor. Though beer was expired, no notable off-tastes. Good drinkable porter.
larsga (7251) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small, tan, creamy head; black opaque body. Faint, roasty aroma. Deep, sweet, roasty taste, leading to an aftertaste of coffee and licorice. Very harmonic and balanced; not too complex. Great!
fiulijn (18784) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown color, with a thick cap of brown foam. Hop and roasted malt in the nose, light note of coffee. Much better taste: roasted malt and coffee, cappuccino! Good body strength, and very interesting quality of malt, not too much on the bitter-roasted side. Good balance with a residual sweetness. The hop is completely overwhelmed in the body; it comes up later in the finish. Not complex, but a very good example of dark ale (stout?).
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Pitch black, close to opaque, with a small, discreet head. Dark, burned flavours with a distinct bitterness that doesnít linger all that long though. 0040302
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2005
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black as hell, with a huge, creamy tan head. Head dissipates down to a pretty respectable level. Yummy milk chocolate and malt aroma. Flavor is very heavy with coffee with cream, hazelnut, chocolate. Seriously, this is like an iced mocha from the coffee shop. Bitterness tastes like coffee bitterness. Finishes with cream and hazelnut, and some coffee bitterness. Mouth feel is good, but thiner than most porters Iíve had recently. Very good. Seriously, this is like desert.
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer had a nice brown color to it. It tasted a bit like coffee. This beer had a nice smooth taste to it.
murawski (160) - USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with a nice nutty aroma. Very creamy consistency, and smooth mouthfeel. After a recent trip to London, I absolutely love anything Fullerís, especially this Porter. Great for a cold rainy day.
mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazingly rich and creamy, like a mouthfull of chocolate ice cream. Tastes like coffee, chocolate and roasted nuts. While this is very tasty, it doesnít have the complexity I expected. But, the more I drink it, the more impressed I get.
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2006 Had during a beer tasting party. Poured dark brown with smells and tastes of coffee. very impressive.
dondk (28) - leetsdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poyrs dark with small shortlived head. Chocolate, roasty & coffee aromas with a thick malty porter character. A very good porter