UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mmmm. The place i get these beers from must have had them for ages. This one also tasted well aged. Very smoothed out and rich. Heavy roasted flavor, with a bit of hoppiness. Hops have an odd astringency that’s not at all unpleasant. A bit sour, with a touch of prune/raisin flavor. Highly recommended for those of you that favor porters. Beer as art.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown to black colour. Raisiny, liqorice aroma, with a bit of roasty coffee flavours. Quite sweet, raisiny anise flavours, with a roasty malt finish, i liked it, but it was a little sweet.
omhper (18367) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown. Medium bodied, dry, slightly smokey.
Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 30, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2005 very dark brown colour and practically no foam; gently roasted aroma of black chocolate, notes of mocha and prune; some sweetness and a rather thin body; moderately bitter with a long toasted coffeish finish - very subtle
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2000
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I agree with OAKES, I found it quite good. Fine nose and a good finish, more to the style than many.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2000
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2006 This is very complex - treacly, with port-like flavours and aromas, a rich dark fruit character, an oily body, and a
touch of dark chocolate as well. A top five porter.
PhillyBeer2112 (2474) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2000
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appropriately opaque black. Sweetish scent, like
an Imperial stout almost. Disappointingly thin and watery, with
a slight sweet flavor. As it approached room temp, a caramel-malt
flavor became much more developed, but it remained thin and unappetizing.
Its drinkable, but I chose not to finish it.