JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - OCT 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darkish, ruby-brown body with a nice toasted, off-white head comprised of very tiny bubbles that lasts for a bit. Aroma is full bodied chocolates and coffee, very hoppy. Nice mouthfeel and packed with flavor. Chocolate, nuts, coffee, roasted malt, burnt nuts, grapes. Aftertaste is dark roasted barley, rich. I like this porter because it packs so much flavor and to my palate it is very agreeable, however it is lacking in complexity. Lacing is left by the lovely microbubbled head. Nevertheless, I could drink this porter all day. So pick one up, its a solid try.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. hazy dark brown. Malty chocolate aroma, notes of coffee and caramel. Sweet amlty flavour of chocolate, cocoa, vamilla and caramel. Roasty finish.
Ernest (6199) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, chocolate, coffee), lightly hoppy (herbs).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nutty, chocolatey, lightly vegetal aroma. Opaque brown body with plenty of suspended proteins is topped by low tan head that recedes to partial cover. Nutty, sweet cocoa flavour with some vegetal notes and fair finishing bitterness. Medium body with soft but lively carbonation. Decent but it comes across more as a dark brown ale than a porter. Bottle sampled at RBESG 2005.
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 (10275) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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 (9106) - Indian River County, 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 (3431) - 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.