maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber color with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel and chocolate malt aroma. Dark roasted malt and chocolate flavor with some light bitterness.
PorterPounder (5489) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Whole Foods, Sarasota, Fl. - beautiful corked 750 ml boittle earns a 4 in appearance. Dark amber pour, fairly light for a porter, with a soft, long lasting khaki head. Aroma has hints of chocolate, some earthiness. hint of coffee. Same vein runs through the flavor with the chooclate being the most dominant. HInt of fruitness in the back end. However, not as rich as I expected. Mouthfeel is slightly thin as well. Expected great things when seeing the package - but just a tad underwhelmed.
gnoff (7818) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2007 First rating.
Bottle of 750 ml with a cork like on the picture to the left. Bought at Swedish alcohol store "Systembolaget".
Beautiful ruby red color with a big creamy brown head. Coffee and chocolate scent. Big body and great bitterness. Big chocolaty and coffee taste and long aftertaste.
Cloudy look the second time, since the size of the bottle compared to my glass didn’t allow one pour only. Yeast sediment is to "blame", but I do love bottle conditioned beer.
Some alcohol in the scent when the beer gets a bit warm.
Second rating March 10, 2007.
75 cl bottle at Delirium Café, Göteborg.
Clear red-brown color, dissapearing tan/beige head. Nice smooth chocolate scent with some salty mineral in the back. Salty roasted chocolate and bitter taste. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium bitterness.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint pulled on St Patrick’s Day at The White Horse on Parsons Green (London), dark with ruby tints and a thin filmy head. Slightly roasted aroma. Flavour is quite hoppy with some fruit (peach) and roasted coffee undertones all the way through. A zesty/fizzy mouthfeel.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. 75 cl.
Dark brown colour. Lots of EKG(or the likes) hops accompany the yummy chocolate profile in aroma. Smells very much like Dugges Bältesspännaren. Light roasty in flavour with dark chocolate and a bit of dark fruits. Restrained caramel profile and only light sweetish. Long flavour with a nice bitterness. A very hoppy London Style Porter.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From caged corked 750 ml. brown bottle with a blurb about the porter on the back label, no freshness date. Made a good appearance, poured a hazy rudy hued chocolate brown with a small foamy tan head that reduced to a thin lacing. Had a nice burnt chocolate aroma, a mild vanilla scents, a roasted caramel maltiness, and a buried fruitiness. Moderate carbonation and a smooth, lightly creamy mouth feel, very good drinkabillity. A good burnt chocolate malty taste, a twanging fruity hop bite in the middle, and a dry, earthy chocolate finish, delicious.
pilsnerrogge (2491) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep ruby, almost black colour. Nice head. Very roasty, almost smoked aroma with notes of toffee and cocoa. Flavour is very roasty, yet balanced. A pleasant porter.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked this up for $10.99. Luckily I had my roomate to help me on it. Poured ruby dark, almost a light coffee colour. Head is rich and creamy. A bit more carbonated than I would have liked and a bit light on the palate. It was lacking that porter thickness in all. Taste boils around some bubbly dark and semi sweet chocolates with a bit of a milky way minus the galaxy. Roasted malts worked their way back and forth between the warmth of the alchohol. Doesnt bite too bad. Had this beefed up a bit for beach season in the antartic, it would have been almost a competitor to Fullers....
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fine light tan head, brown body - too light for my likings. Sweet chocolate aroma with malty and grassy notes and a cheesy hint underneath. Roasted malt and a bit of chocolate and coffee in the flavor, quite sweet and pretty full. Easy, but tasty and a beer I could easily drink a couple of pints of.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear dark brown color. Aroma and flavor was a match for the most part. Roasted malt and chocolate. Sweet. Light to medium bodied. Decent porter.