MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Stockholm Beer Festival 2005
Full bodied! Plenty of chocolate and toasted barley. And plenty of hops as well. Like velvet on your tounge. Dangerously easy to down. Want more!
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Dark amber, small brown head. Great aroma from licorice, some tar and coffee, juniperberries. Tar flavor with some licorice. A bit thin to be a porter this strong.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Lightly hazy, burnt orange ale with a small, creamy, beige head. Decent retention. The nose is of milk chocolate and roasted nuts with lesser notes of vanilla and caramel. Perfectly balanced and chocolately flavor. A bit burnt and adequately bitter. Light to medium-bodied and astringent with middle-of-the-road carbonation. Finishes lightly bitter and bone dry. Very spendy at $11 per bottle.
Perceptron (32) - USA - SEP 29, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Porter as an actual style! This beer pours a dark brown, with ruby hilights. The aroma is brown malt - brown malt! Now that’s a blast from the past. Was this malt kilned the "old fasioned" porter way and not in a barrel roaster? It would certainly seem that way. The flavor is a little sweet, elegantly balanced toasted malt with some wood smoke in the finish. A great porter designed for drinking in quantities! Too bad it costs $9.00 for a 750ml bottle!
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG 2005, brown colour with an off white head. Roasted malty aroma with a chocolate sweetness and hints of fruit. Sweet flavor with lots of chocolate and a coffee bitterness.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby red; curiously light color. Lightish body; fizzy carbonation. Big element of sweet chocolate, with lesser notes of dark toast, wood, caramel, brown sugar, and coffee. Only a mild bitterness. Flavorful, pleasant beer ... albeit a little too sweet and just a tad too thin.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown. Bready, doughy aroma. Taste is bitter, chocolatey. Not too big up front, but such a nice full finish. Mouthfeel could be upped a bit.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black. Big, frothy, tan head. Not getting anything in the aroma-carbonation, roastiness, a touch of beer vomit? All roasted malt, burnt coffee, subtle chocolate. Carbonated and creamy, medium body. Dry finish. Very good porter.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat sharp coffee aroma, but there is a tinge of some sweet malt as well. Amber brown in color with a quarter sized mocha head. Almost smokey malted fore with some brown sugar, coffee and chocolate notes. British porters tend to be lighter in color and less roasty and this one is no different. The finish is mild and tangy rather than mildy bitter like many American made porters. I think I have come to favor the American approach because while this is good it isn’t exactly knocking my socks off.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2006 Chocolate malt aroma, slightly smokey. Pours dark brown to black. Sweet caramelly, chocolate, vanilla, malt, creamy, Great porter.