notalush (4823) - 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 (14380) - 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.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hop sack and cedar aroma, very very dark tawny hue with a brilliant thick off white head, this porter has a medicinal feel to it with some bitter chocolate notes, the finish is long and dry, superb.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hmmmm beer my trustworthy friend…. How good is porter?! Dark and sweet this just keeps begs to be drunk with a smile. Black with fine brown lacy head. Sweet roasted malt nose just begs drinking. Sweet and syrupy it’s not unlike an imperial stout at first taste. Burnt malt woody flavour with a dry ashy finish.
pivo (2556) - GERMANY - FEB 28, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wasn't impressed too much with this. Has a sour belgian-like nose that is medicinal. Dark brown color and a spongy tan head. Toasted malt taste with a dry bitter end. Thin with a quick profile. Recalls the Harveys Stout I didn't like too much either.
YogiBeera (2464) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medicinal nose with peppermint, malt and coffee. In taste and smell it reminds a little bit on the brewers Imperial Extra Double Stout, it is like it's little brother. Dark brown color with hints of red. Medium´frothy head, leaving laces. Coffee and peppermint taste. Sour, almost like buttermilk, but thin, medium lasting.
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) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - 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 (19308) - 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 (9429) - 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