luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on-tap at the brewery. The beer was a nearly opaque dark-brown color with a small, frothy, light-brown, mostly diminishing head. The aroma was malty: moderate notes of toasted grain and coffee with an intriguing slaty note that was like green olives / brine. The flavor started moderately sweet and lightly bitter and ended in a long, heavily bitter finish The body was medium-to-full, the texture was gorgeous and velvety and the carbonation was soft.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 05- Pours a dark brown, shades of crimson, nice off white head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Subdued aroma overall. Flavor is chocolate cake dipped in a chocolate liquer.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is dark black with a big dense tight bubbled tan head...smell is nice and roasty...taste is big hop bitterness...coffee everywhere...bitter finish...
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour thick tan well alced head. Very weak aroma some roasted malt hint of chocolate. Flavor is bitter sweet chocolate roasted malts and a dry finish. Pretty good but I expected better from the GABF gold medal winner. Sampled at GABF.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very black beer with good head and lacing. Aroma was mostly roasted with some coffee hints. Taste was a combination of roasted with a little malt but, the after-taste was stale coffee.
Ungstrup (31473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[At GABF 2004] A pitch black beer with a lasting beutiful brown head. The aroma is very lighlty roasted - I’m a bit disappointed in the lightness of the aroma. The flavor is sweet with hints of coffee, and a nice roasted end. The mouthfeel is very smooth.
ElGaucho (2329) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted malt aroma. Very familiar as in many porters have a very similar aroma. Nice. Opaque body. Light tan head that is diminishing. Nice lace. Good flavor has 40 IBUs but tastes like more. I was eating a caesar salad with pepperoncinis, (yes I added them myself), and tangy-pepper flavor was strengthened by the brew.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
GABF '03. Black pour with thin tan head. Chocolate and coffee is all over this thin light beer. Totally average at best.
Braudog (6069) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black as night with a sticky consistency. Coffee, toffee, smoky and slightly bittered. A weird fit in Hawaii, but a decent smoky porter for those who like them.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap GABF 02: Creamy texture, roasted notes. Almost a smokey ending.