Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good frutyness and roastiness in the nose. Black to very dark brown body with a small head on top. Good roast in the flavor, ends slightly bitter.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. poured out an enticing rich, super dark rugby, nearly black. Foamy tan head, lasted and laced nicely. initial chocolatety malt that turns to toasted, roasted finish. The hops were not very prevalent in the finish but it has a nice overall finish. I liked how the malt was not very sweet and highlighted the toasted flavor.
shadey (1881) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 Black pour with a thin tan ring around the top. Burnt aroma with a very bitter finish and tang. Not very impressed.
12oz bottle. Pours matt black with thin head of mocha lace. Aroma is milk chocolate and lightly roasted. Nice flavor. Must of had a bad bottle the first time around. Really good.
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 (29217) - 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 (10142) - 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.