jefcon (1505) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black and stark in the glass, but looks somewhat watery. Ample roasted malt notes, lots of chocolate on the nose. Tons of flavor of the same, with a hint of chicory and tea. Smooth and long on the palate. A benchmark for porter.
MaximumBob1959 (6) - Milpitas, California, USA - SEP 23, 2004 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee! Thatís what took me so long to think of. It reminded me of coffee by the smell of it, taste too. Nice and smooth. A very professional porter. Well put together with a mild after taste.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm. Offical tasting with represetatives from the brewery.
Had this as cask before being a Rater. THAT is a beer to walk miles for. Quite good botteled as well with aroma of coffee and smoked ham. Full bodied. A nice chilly dayís beer.
kozzak1 (70) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This porter is a so smooth it is a delight! Very tasty but a slight sour aftertaste. Excellent with burgers or prime rib!
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2005 seeing the high rating on this one i had to get one and taste if for myself.i must say it is a very good porter.nice smokey taste,and very pleasing aroma.although i personally like my porters a bit thicker overall,this does not disapoint for sure.
re-rate:i think i was a little hard on this tastey little porter.this is my second bottle and im really enjoying it.
MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - SEP 12, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another great porter.
Not much chocholate flavor,but a smooth smokey,and slight coffee flavor.
Smoke dominates in a good way.
Very good balance.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby brown with a tan head. Rich chocolatey aroma with plenty of roastiness. Smooth and roasty, nice cocoa notes. Freshly roasted coffee comes through quite nicely. Well balanced and very tastey. Canít believe I over looked this for so long.
vinnybigs (3) - Bronx, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2004 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
god damn this is good pours a creamy brown head that makes my mouth water. has a bit of coffe flava that definitly wakes me up definitly one of my favorites
DocLock (8532) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I canít believe I waited this long to try this one. First of all, this one deserves its top 50 ranking. Pours dark ruby with a big, creamy tan head. Aroma of big malt, chocoff, slight dark fruit. Tastes malty, roasty, with tons of chocoff, nuts, and corn flakeyness. The palate is firm, bold, complex, with a semi-dry, roasty finish. Very well balanced, nice complexity, and an awesome beer. I put this one just behind Dogwood Impy and FFF Alpha Klaus as my favorite porter of all time (so far).
wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a dark ruby with a large soapy tan head. Aroma was of roasted malts, cocoa, and coffee. The flavor was excellent. Man what a beer. My mouth watered when I saw it, and even more so after the first taste! Very malty, lots of rich dark chocolate flavors and a mild hint of coffee, among other less describable perfections. The palate was very smooth with a good bit of carbonation. Slightly dry bitter finish. The only thing that would make this beer better would be me not having a cold and being able to experience more of the taste which is amazing. Wow, what a beer.