oh6gdx (23130) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (thanks heemer77!). Deep reddish/black colour with mediumsized brown bubbly head. Aroma is chocolate, malts and some slight hops. Flavour is malts, chocolate and coffee along with some slight hoppy bitterness. Rather tasteful and drinkable beer, which leaves a big dark chocolate aftertaste.
Oakes (13601) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Medium brown. Roasty, chocolatey aroma with cheap coffee. Thin, lightly toasty. Really lame. All-malt...really? It’s just too thin.
bhensonb (12749) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nearly opaque brown color with a minimal beige/tan head. Light chocolate notes over toasted malt. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Flavor is primarily toasted malt. There is a little chocolate, and likely some hop bitter. It finishes decently dry, and itís very drinkable. Possibly the best A-B product Iíve ever had. Itís a respectable porter.
Tmoney99 (12216) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from sampler case. Pours dark brown with an average frothy light brown head that was lasting with fair lacing. Moderate roasted coffee nutty aroma. Medium to full body. Balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of an average duration. Drinkable porter.
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle -pours a foamy tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-chocolate, lactose. Taste is medium/dark malt-chocolate/caramel, grainy, lactose, dark fruit, secondary earthy hops.
Ratman197 (11508) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown[almost black] with a lasting amber head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla and a hint of coffee. Palate was light bodied. Flavors of chocolate, roastiness and a hint of vanilla with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma with a nice chocolate character brought out by the sweetness,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of roasted and chocolate, growing dark caramel sweetness turns the tide from roasted to chocolate, light bitter finish follows the roastedness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle from a sampler. Chocolate brown pour with a one-finger head and low head retention. Very, very faint aroma is straight roasted malt. Roasted malt taste with bitter coffee notes. Medium bodied. Not bad.
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
well i cant rate this at the lowest score. it is better than you would ever expect. a world class porter? oh hell now. but it has some decent malt and chocolate flavor. fair.
hopscotch (10198) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Pours very dark and sits almost black in the glass. Its crystal clear crimson hue is only revealed when held up to the Sun. Mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Great retention. The aroma holds back notes of caramel, chocolate, coffee and light diacetyl until the brew warms to room temperature. Medium-bodied and milky with gentle carbonation. Well-balanced, but fairly bland with a muted mocha flavor. Tilts just a whisker toward the sweet side of balance. Finishes chocolaty and bittersweet. A pleasant surprise, actually. A bit underrated. Probably more like a nut brown than a porter, but itís a nice little beer.