puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty surprised this is a top 50 beer. Aroma is pretty nice, with some chocolatiness and maltyness. But the taste is really unassertive, boring... Iím not a fan of british hops, and this is a perfect example why. They really do nothing for the beer. Bitterness is near non-existant and hop flavors are basically not there. Palate is pretty watery and thin, too.
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a coffee black with a nice tan head. Coffee mocha aroma. Taste is extremely smooth, coffee, chocolate, with a clean bittering that goes perfectly with the beer. Very good brew. Maybe because itís also a smooth drinking tasty combo of my 3 vices... coffee. chocolate. beer. Mmmm.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16.9z bottle. Best before 29 Aug 2005? Dark, almost opaque with a tan head. Roasted coffee and caramel in the nose. Smooth in the mouth with chocolate and caramel notes, but the lingering flavors are big. Black coffee, and dark roasted malts followed by a dry, bitter hop flavor. Dark, smooth and rich. This is a prime example of the style, regardless of the dating.
agr (22) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours balck with thin off white head. Nice aroma with a bit of sweet chocolate and coffee. Quite refreshing dispite its heavy looks. A good porter above average
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a balck with ruby tones when held to the light. Thin off white head.
Aromas of chocolate ( fudge), black cherry, Coffee
Effervescent mouthfeel with a bitter coffee taste. Smooth slightly dry finish.
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in the UK. A rich deep nose of coffee and a hint of spice. Very black with a quickly dissipating head, but that could have been the way I poured it. When you taste it thatís when it becomes a winner. The mouthfeel is stunning - smooth and steady, and it seems to roll around your mouth of its own volition, hitting each taste zone as it goes. As it goes down your throat it leaves characters of dark malt - the usual raisins, chocolate and coffee with a teeny bit of licorice. But in the lingoring finish these all blend into a harmonious richness that leaves you wanting more. This is a good un. I like this brewery, and this is one of the two best Iíve had from it, if not the best.
MmmmCheese (29) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice dark color with a small tan head. Distinct coffee flavor that is wonderfully satisfying. Goes down so smooth. The best porter Iíve ever had and possibly the best beer Iíve had.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of roasted peanuts over slightly sweet malt. Appaears a brown-reddish color with a dark tan head. Flavor is roasted peanuts, roast coffee, a slight malty sweetness. Palate is light, smooth, somewhat still, yet somehow appropriate. Overall, this beer is greater than the sum of is parts, though I donít seem to be quite as taken by it as the average rater.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours a dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, bread, hints of coffee and chocholate. Taste is dry, roasted malts, bitter chocholate, and just a hint of ground coffee. Medium bodied, and a long roasted aftertaste
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught. Thick and dark with a creamy head. Very smooth, very chocolatelyÖ.some smokiness. Goes down nice and easy. Despite being so heavy looking, itís quite refreshing even on a balmy summer night in Florida.