detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep brown that is basically black unless you hold it up to the light. Half an inch of creamy tan foam. Okay head retention and lacing. Very mild roasted grain in the aroma, but not showing me much.
Starts with a mild sweet flavor - light chocolate, light maple, light roasted grain, and lightly hopped to balance. Behind this, there is yesterday’s coffee flavor. Though it is often a life-saver, I don’t much like yesterday’s coffee when I am drinking it as coffee, but I am okay with the taste when I experience it in a beer. It should not be the most memorable flavor, however this time it was.
Smooth enough and drinkable, gently carbonated.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colored, medium sized beige head. Rich aroma with sweet roastiness, chocolate, caramel and even some oaky vanilla in there. Medium bodied. Flavor is more hopped with sweet roastiness and caramel. Bittersweet aftertaste with some biting hops and berries. Creamy palate. Easy to drinki porter, still very enjoyable.
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Ginger Man, Dallas
Dark brown color. Some aroma of caramel and roasted malt. Smooth mouthfeel, based on the caramel, with some roasted malt.
Tranquillity (1701) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice malt aroma, tobacco and sawdust but in a good way. Dark brown with a small white head. Very thick and foamy. Smoke and metal in the taste, but a good beer! Bit weak finish though.
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled) Very dark brown color with a smallish, lasting head. Aroma of salty licorice, some aromatic hops and roasty malt. Dried-fruity, smooth-malty flavor with salty licorice hints. Medium to full-bodied, smooth-carbonated palate. A smooth and classy stout.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some slight chocolate in the aroma.Pours black with not much head.Flavor is milk chocolate and coffee.Medium mouthfeel with some coffee in the finish.
Miksu (5038) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Red-black color with small but persistent head. Sweetish and mellow aroma with coffee, chocolade and leather. Mellow, sweetish and milky flavor with mild roastedness (coffee, chocolade) and mild bitterness. soft and milky palate. Mellow with no edge.
Stine (1744) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Happy Gnome. Cola-ish in appearance, deep brown but almost transparent. Aroma is like ’black cherry’ cola with cream, and weirdly fishy. I taste black olive, prune, and oyster in this...interesting, but not in a winning way, quite. Mildly berry-ish finish that is generically thin and hollow. Not enough roast in this, or chocolate, or nutty flavor...it’s a decent beer, but not a decent porter.
guzzler67 (1640) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown appearance with a small tan head and light lacing. Roasted malt aroma; hints of caramel and bittersweet chocolate. Moderately sweet, lactose-like taste, along with some nuttiness. Light to medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel, but the palate was a bit too thin. Short lived, non- deScript finish.
WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2006 Bottle poured a nice dark body with an almond color head. Very porter looking. The aroma was a smokey almost citris tone. Palate was actually very full. Flavor was very good until the end which was very smokey like. After drinking it I felt like I was around a camp fire all night. I would disagree with "a surprisingly clean finish" as the commerical deScription says. However I must say a very fine beer to get u in a loopy state quickly.