IrishBoy (4062) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750mL; Nose of coffee and roastiness; clear deep brown with a medium tan head; flavor of coffee, cocoa, and nuttiness.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extremely sweet aroma with hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Pours a not-quite-black brown with small, white head. Really well developed coffee notes in the flavor. Nice bitter chocolate as well. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say this beer deserves a better rating than a 3.56.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the 750 mL bottle from Beertopia. This bottle was so full that there was dried beer around the top of the cork seal and no headspace. Also, there was no pressure under the cork when it was popped. However, my concerns were for naught as the beer poured a beautiful beige head atop a dark brown (not black) beer. The aroma seemed slightly sour, but also the smell of sorhgum. The falcor was delightful: sweet from dense molasses and sorhgum flavors and mildly chocolate. Has a clearly defined bitterness as evidenced by the residual drying bitter flavor in the terminal palate. This was not coffee-like, not was it roasted at all. This is what I want to taste in a true porter. Really nice and I think underrated here at 3.5!
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, nuts and raisons. Flavor of sweet malt with notes of chocolate, coffee and nuts.
Tmoney99 (12996) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle from Whole Fodds, Sarasota, FL. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted nutty malt aroma. Medium body. Medium roasted balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer. Solid drinkable beer.
Rune (10511) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml in a compact bottle bought at The St Albans Beer Festival in 2005 (bb. May ’08). Rocky, dense brownish head over a dark brown body. Dark malty aroma. Flavour is a blend of coffee, dark fruits and burnt malt. Delicate roasted bitter finish. Moderate palate and easy drinkability (sampled at a drinking party at CatweazleTroms 18.11.2006).
Finn (6011) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,75l. Dark brown coloured. A large tanned head. Sweet spicy aroma. Roasted flavour. Hints of coffee. A bit unvaried aftertaste. A roasted finish.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown body, medium creamy buff head. Notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and even a touch of smoke characterize the aroma, with tangy notes. Rich chocolatey body, toasty and bready, with a classic chalky, dusty mouthfeel and light woody tones. Fairly light but rich and well-made.
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell of coffee and tobaco, some bitterness, taste of coffee, a little watery, red-brown with no head
greenmanalishi (519) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another great effort from Meantime. Pours mahongany/red, with a frothy, tan head. Roasted malts, nuts, chocolate flavour, similar aroma with hints of coffee.