MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A stagnant sweet chocolate puddle harbors some astringent fig juice...Thin cigarettes wrapped in stale algae leaves lie dormant in a half-empty glass of porter...One second, one frown, one second, one sigh, then a moving on to better things...
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark dark color with a very smoked taste. Only a hint of seaweed in the taste but not like the seaweed salad you would have w/ sushi. To be honest I found it a bit boring.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the Sharp Edge European Beerfest: Yep, that's a seaweed beer alright. I don't think i'll be eating a lot of seaweed from now on. An intresting beer , but my overimpression was ehh (but i can't submit 3 letter reviews anymore)
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark brown with a small creamy head. It had a roasted aroma, and tasted alittle bit like chocolate with a funky salt water aftertaste.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown/red color with a nice beige colored head. The aroma was heavy on the chocolate (I'm not complaining,) with some interesting ocean/beach tones. The flavor was more porter-like...sweet-roasted grains, chocolate, slight bitter/sour character. Strong carbonation...too strong. Very nice.
CapFlu (4242) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(330ml Bottle) Pours a thin, almond head and an opaque body. Strong black lager aroma - dark malt. Interesting texture to this beer - almost oily... like chocolate extract or something. Very cocoa flavour to think of it... Interesting stuff.
SilkTork (5019) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Yummy! Like a good porter. Chocolate and roasted lurking stuff. Fresh and tasty, with more than a suggestion of a coastal walk about the whole thing.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
i had to try this one after reading the bottle… seaweed?… sounds interesting. thick, quickly dissipating head. body is a deep brown color. nose of chocolate and roasted hops. flavor is heavily roasted with malt (sour malt) and chocolate tones. no seaweed noted. love the label.
Frank (2223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2003
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Deep garnet red. Thin, frothy, white head. Nose of coffee, pepper, and earth. Surprisingly watery on the palate give the strong smell. Slightly sweet. Very earthy--I'm assuming thats the seaweed. Seriously though, who makes a beer with seaweed? Why did I buy it? I don't know but it's terrible.
deprogram (114) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting (which is why we bought it) but probably not something I'm going to buy again for a while. The seaweed is most noticeable, and actually blends well with the strong coffee-toffee-chocolate of the ale, which is frighteningly black and redolent of the seaside of my childhood. Which may explain my strangely high rating. But you end up wondering what it would be like without the seaweed - the answer to that, of course, is just another dark ale still sitting on the store shelf... Worth a try. Oh! And it feels like it should be stronger, although the 0.5 liter bottle may have aided it's impact.