RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very attractive almost-black pour. The flavor was intensely roasted grains, burnt caramel, chocolate, and a very prominent smoke flavor in the finish...very nice! The mouthfeel was a tad thinner than I like, but OK. I enjoyed this one a great deal, and would definitely consider it to be repeatable.
Gachupines (1091) - USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, almost black with a large tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate with a roasted, almost burnt smell. Taste Is same as the aroma with a slight hop flavor as well. Personally, I found the body a little thinner than I like in a porter. Otherwise, a good porter but not one of my personal favorites.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours dark with a large tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, and hops. The flavor is mostly chocolate, traces of roast and hops in the finish. Good body, excellent brew.
bozoNZ (734) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
c/- Martin @ Twisted Hop. Black with red highlights, poured with a lively carbonation. Full mouth, oily but not resinous. Subtle hints of coffee choclate & treacle. Slight hop bitterness. A joy to drink and it’s travelled well to get here in good shape this side of the world. Cheers Martin.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish brown with a brown head. Chocolate malt aroma. Taste is just right for a porter: chocolate, coffee, liquorice sweetness, ash, not too bitter. Makes a change from the harshness of some stouts.
jainsv (113) - USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep black color with a thin tan head. Smells of hops, malt, and chocolate. Tastes lightly of chocolate and mostly of hops with a slight licorice flavor. Palette is a bit disappointing because it is so thin. Excellent bottle, decent beer.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Medium translucent brown with a small white head. Heavy sweet caramel malt aroma with some diacetyl and chalky chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate, toffee, and buttery caramel flavors. Some faint hop bitterness in the finish, with residual chocolate and a tinge of coffee. Mouthfeel is light, somewhat thin.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet roasted malt flavor. Frothy brown head and dark brown color. Flavor is good balance between sweet and bitter. Mouthfeel is light but not too thin. Good carbonation. Solid all round porter. Very drinkable.
bhensonb (12595) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of chocolate and toasted malt. Maybe some coffee. Hazy dark apricot color (halogen light) and a quickly disappearing beige head that laced a bit. Starts with roasted malt, followed by some chocolate, followed by some coffe, followed by some nice bitterness. Some smokiness comes after awhile, and there is a nice level of bitterness in the finish. Really good. Neither sweet nor dry. Brilliant.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(large bottle) Deep reddish brown with rapidly fading tan head. No lace. Aroma of roast malts with some vanilla and alcohol. Flavor of dark fruits, hints of roast malt and chocolate. Only medium body.