heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grainy aroma, with bits of chocolate, resiny hops, some earthy and dusty notes as well. Medium bodied, some black malt character, not much chocolate. Molasses. Subdued hoppiness. Fine, but not particularly interesting in the long run.
Ernest (6748) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is small, fizzy, light brown, fully diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, molasses),
with notes of sherry and tar.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Sour, somewhat boring aroma, not to my liking.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours black with no head, but lace sheets that cling to the sides of my nonic. The aroma is roasted, malty, and chocolate like. The flavor starts out sweet and caramel like, with a roasted malt middle, and a bitter and slightly sour finish. The palate is very smooth and fairly rich. Overall, this is pretty good. I wish I had a nice steak to go with this.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry and roasted aroma and flavour. Malty finish. Black, mild and soft aftertaste. Some sour notes.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow! Different labelling on my bottle than shown here. This is soft and mineralized, black malt(chocolatey) to the extreme, toffeeish, sweet, very slightly bitter. A great beer - rich and creamy. Long lasting thin head. Intensely drinkable.
zippermouth (35) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another Harvey that Ive had in the bottle. Chocolate and liqorise and cappacino and other flavours and red wine. Zippy all right. Good brewer this one. They bottle all right.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black as hell. Very dry and a bit sweet. A bit bready and bitter. This is a nice complex porter.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells incredibly malty and strong with molasses. The body is a little too thin and even watery. Very malty for a porter. Not very carbonated at all, but yet it is pretty creamy. It does have some kind of mineral salt essence to it.
notalush (5392) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I found a lone, dust covered bottle of this at a local store, with a torn label, and what appeared to be a pidgeon feather stuck to the price tag - pour is very opaque, with a somewhat frothy lacing - highly complex aroma of brown sugar, prunes, dates, licorice - nearly zero carbonation, medium bodied - slight bitterness cuts the sweet flavors of dates, chocolate chip cookie dough, sweetened coffee, licorice - bready finish - a unique and tasty porter.
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark, with a brown head. Roasted malt; very strong liquorice taste, dry mouthfeel. Strong bitterness, with coffee notes.