oli (108) - DENMARK - JUN 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a truly wonderful porter.Rich,creamy body with a great chocolaty,coffee,liquorice taste.Lovely mouth feel and a bittersweet aftertaste.This brew is pure enjoyment.
Pailhead (5347) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2005 Bottle: Aroma is dark chocolate and vanilla. Pours a dark brown (actually dark reddish brown with a little tranparency if held to the light) with a small tan head that doesn’t really last. Flavor is a nice blend of chocolate and vanilla that finishes with roasted coffee . Coffee aftertaste. Nice smooth mouthfeel. A very good porter.
bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2009 Bottle. Very dark brown beer with a big beige head. Aroma of vanilla hits you right away followed by a richer chocolate and a slight roastiness. Roasty flavor that’s light and creamy. Very easy to drink. There’s a light bitterness on the tongue. Low carbonation. Nice balance and an extremely well made beer.
skortila (4686) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong aroma of roasted malts, licorice and coffee. Dark brown-black coloured with a thin off-white lasting head. Taste is again those roasted malts, coffee in perfect balance with some liquorice. Creamy and very smooth mouthfeel. Absolutely great brew.
caesar (5500) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown color, short brown head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malts, coffee, black chocolate. Taste is smooth coffee, licorice, bit smoked, bacon. Creamy mouthfeel, which is superb.
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great porter, very poundable but expensive date at 5.4% ABV. Evenly balanced, a great training porter.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an almost opaque dark brown. Very subtle aroma of chocolate, malt and coffee. Taste is very mild as well, smooth. Not as rich as I had hoped. Quite good, though.
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet aroma. Not as dark as some porters, but it grows on you. Slight smokiness in the flavor. Overall the flavor was not quite as strong as I had expected. A very nice porter nonetheless.
Kevin (2120) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 14, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
can something smell like roasted chocolate? that is the aroma of this beer. had out of the bottle, not much head, a very dark brown, not quite black beer. has that great burnt rich coffee flavor i love in a good porter.not too sweet, a good balance in the flavor. goes down like a two dollar whore on dollar night. this is very good.
presario (4756) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spare and diminishing head on a dark brown, ruby tinted beer. Strong malt aroma with aromas of bread, molasses, chocolate, prunes, coffee and smoke. Full creamy body with a light oily edge and a touch of grit. Long chocolate finish and flavours that fulful the hints from the aroma.