austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
HEAVILY charred taste, that really suggests a lot of roasted malt went into this brew. You should give this a try if you favor roasty porters. The body is of moderate thickness - about what you’d expect.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from SpringsLicker. Deep dark brown in color. Nice tan head fades slowly to just ring the edge of the glass. Fair lacing. Aroma is deeply roasted grains. Medium bodied. Smooth and a touch creamy. Dark chocolate flavors. Ample hopping leaves a slightly tart feeling on the palate. Nice.
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2005
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nothing special, from aroma to finish. Smells a little chemical (bleach?). Virtually no head, very trace amounts of lacing. Taste is boring. A beer this dark should smack you around at least a little.
A truly pathetic note is that this beer is borderline false advertising, all over the label is ASHEVILLE,NC. It is not even brewed there, it is brewed in Maryland. Shame, shame. I bought some while in Asheville thinking I was helping support a local brewery, oh well.
Ungstrup (29082) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
An opaque brown beer with a huge tan head. The aroma is sweet roasted containing lots of chocolate. The flavor malty with strong notes of chocolate, but a sourness lingering in the back and the body is thin.
madsberg (10136) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Red brown coloured. Off white head. Malty and chocolaty aroma. Flavour is sweet and chocolaty with a hoppy and light roasty edge. Is light watery and thin. Thanks SpringsLicker for trading this.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle. Ruby red black beer. Off-white head. Chocolate aroma. Good hoppy content with a medium body and solid sweetness. Fine porter.
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark pour with good foamy tan head and solid lacing. Nice flavors all the way around with a sweet flavor to the dark brown cola color. Aroma is strongly hoppy and tends to be a bit stronger than I care for in the flavor. Not a bad offering and I’m glad I had the opportunity to try this one.
Indra (2593) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, roasty, malty aroma, some definite cocoa and dark brown sugar along with subtler hints of butterscotch, smoke, and earthy, citric hops. Deep, dark brown in color, hazy, with a slight, fine head. Flavor profile is nicely balanced throughout, with the malts roasty and lightly sweet with plenty of chocolate and raisin, and the hops fruity and moderately bitter, the hop presence mostly apparent in the finish. Smooth, slightly thin mouthfeel, body is medium. Tasty Porter rendition. Thanks to Springslicker.
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours really thick. Small head that disappeared. Roasted brown in color. Nutty, chocolatey aroma. Definitley a roasted taste to it. I can see where user en thinks it’s watery.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is chocolate and sweet malts. A medium bodied porter. Malts are chocolately and coffee with a touch of roasty malts. A mild flavored oatmeal porter, slightly chewy. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.