Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer poured black with a brownish tint if held directly in front of a light. Medium caramel head that had excellent retention. Head appeared similar to a cappuccino, and looked very appetizing. Flavor was a well-balanced blend of coffee, chocolate, and caramel, and the beer had a pleasant coating mouthfeel. Aftertaste was just as good! I would certainly recommend this one.
barleyandmalt (25) - USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a stand-out porter, but the best beer on tap at the GD. The notes of coffee and smoke were redeeming.
hezron (606) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2005 Deep, dark black with a lasting light brown head. Didnít get much aroma, mostly a product of the environment...smokers. Smoky chocolate flavor and great bitter coffee flavors. Creamy/chalky feel...not an overly full body. Probably my favorite at the Great Dane.
Update: Had this on cask and it is very nice. The coffee really stood out over the chocolate this time.
BCAR (220) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hand-pulled at the Madison brewery. Starbucks black pour with a thin head. Excellent roasted flavor with coffee and a nice hop presence. finishes slightly bitter but not overdone. This is a great American porter. The best brewpub Iíve been to.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bennoís. Wonderful soft chocolate malty aroma, that precedes a taste that is much the same. Smooth almost oily texture, almost like it was nitroed, Taste stayed chocolate cookieish all the way through. Not full or strong enough to be rated among the absolute best, but still one of the nicest surprises in a while
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, Madison: Near opaque with a big creamy head (nitro?) and outstanding lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, mocha, walnut, espresso, light smoke, floral hops, and chalky yeast esters. The taste has a lot of chocolate and coffee oevrtones with a good bitter touch. Slightly lactic twang and smoky finish. The feel is smooth and creamy but still a tad too thin. A solid as the earth brew, a well made porter indeed. Worth a short trip.
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, Madison brewpub. Deep ruby-black color, dark head, medium-heavy body. Quite sweet. Nice and roasty, but a bit too sweet.
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2006 The Daneís best "always" beer if Speedbump isnít there. Chocolatey aroma. Sweet roasted coffee flavor. Black as hell. Good stuff.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks Darker Then Sin. Very Thin. Tastes like Cold Espresso. Not bad by any means.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Even though it was my last beer of the night (after many more before it), I still remember this beer was good. Very smooth, with a coffee taste to it. A nice beer.