Ungstrup (27766) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[At GABF 2004] Acopper colored beer with a small beige head. The aroma is plainly sweet malty, while the flavor is primarily and hoppy, but also somewhat dry from roasted malt.
Nate (3464) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught sample from Iron Hill, West Chester. Tangy acidic bitter smoky nose, some coffee and chocolate. Bit too pungent in nose and takes away from the sweet subtle malts that are underneath. Light medium brown hazy with foamy light tan lacing head. Medium amber body with medium carbonation. Chocolate coffee and roasted grains. Mild milky acidic quality. Burnt malt. Nice carbonic acidity and toffee notes. Finish is bitter and dry roasted grains. Light dry tangy after.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty standard porter. A brownish black appearance with some coffee, caramel, toffee, and chocolate. This one is more on the bitter side. Pretty good.
scoobyluv (503) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
opaque. couldnít get a feel for the nose but i tell ya that it tastes like 4 day old coffee left on the burner. iím about to screw up the curve on the ratings here but youíll get over it
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
West Chester. Iron Hillís best beer. Almost too thick to be a porter, but still a solid beer.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Newark-Dark cherry color with beige lacing. Aroma is very roasted chocolate. Flavor is chocolate coffee with a nice bitter hop bite thatís kept quite tame but flavorful. Great porter.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap in west chester PA. dark brown in color with ruby edges. dark tan foamy head. bittersweet chocolate aroma, roasted malt too. nice roasted malt and hoppy bitterness balance, dry and hoppy finish
jeffin7 (610) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black. Aroma is chocolate syrup. Flavor is sweet chocolate syrup and some coffee. A bit thin.
Loddeer (171) - USA - OCT 16, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RIght now, I am thinking of beers with a good malt taste (since this North Coast Old Stock Ale I am drinking right now is truly dynamite). Here is one that comes to mind, thereís definitely dark flavors, with a smooth body, and nice finishing kick. This is one of the four selections I would choose from quite frequently at Iron Hill. A good choice.
Jayb0 (959) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For a style Iím not partial to Iíve had a few darn good porters lately. This one has a wonderfully creamy mouthfeel and a great balance. A slight sourness keeps it quite quaffable.