Sregnar35 (1028) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mahar’s. Very black with really no head at all. Aroma is interesting, roasty ad sweet with some fruity smells too. Flavor is again roasted dry but with some sweetness I didn’t expect, pretty good.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
lots of caramel, chocolate, raisons, licorice, raspberries in the aroma. Body is opaque, with no head. Taste is coffee, roasted malts, butterscotch. Mouthfeel is silky. Much better then the barrel aged version.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque dark brown, near black, with just a hint of garnet in the light. Thick tan head, with greenish tinges, sits atop and thins out quickly, leaving a strong lace. Nose is malty at first - crystal and chocolate - but is quickly taken over by alcohol-laden fruitcake - whisky, green plums, cherries. Flavour is quite fruity up front, again a bit green, with a woody bitterness. More alcohol comes through in the swallow and and then some strong peppery notes linger with green, slightly astringent, fruit for a long finish. Low carbonation and medium-heavy weight give this a superb mouthfeel. Well made, complex and thought-provoking - though I would love to experience more of the malt, and less of the fruity esters, in the nose and mouth.
RichardGretton (4437) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Near enough jet black beer with a mild white head. The aroma is lightly coffee and dry and the flavour is strongly bitter, mildly roasted and vinous. Overall a nice steady strong beer.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful dark brown with a good sized caramel head. Nice aroma of malts, dark chocolate and fresh coffee. Very smooth with good carbonation and a well balanced flavor. Flavor is of slightly bitter hops, dark chocolate, and burnt caramel. Drank this one rather fast it was so good.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great dark body with a nice caramel head. Good clean aroma, malts, chocolate, coffee dominate. Very clean body, well balanced with hops, caramel and chocolate. Nice burn in the end.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2011 Bottle on 11/10/2010. Dark black body with a small light brown head. Smokey and chocolate aroma. Smoke, chocolate and light roast flavor. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.
7/5/8/3/16 - 3.9
Rating on 02/25/2006. Relatively clear dark brown color with a thin light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel. Flavor of smoke with caramel notes.
7/4/8/3/15 - 3.7
mephisto (1276) - TAIWAN - FEB 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
black with brownish head. chocolate aroma with roasty note, the body is rich and creamy.
HogTownHarry (6303) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (330ml). Almost opqaue ruby-black with a decent lasting foamy light brown head. Sweet lightly burnt caramel malt, sour cherry and apple, roast nuts and a hint of soap. Quite a bit of hardwood smoke in the flavour, again the overroast malt, tart fruit and nuts, hint of pure cocoa - has an average porter body and is rather still, not much of a linger on the palate. An solid porter, maybe more oomph, but nice roastiness to it, although the finish is almost candyish.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black, small beige head. Grain and sweetness in aroma, with some roast. Nice sweet flavour, some hops, more roast - lots of dry chocolate malt. Decent porter, mild burnt flavour and a great name.