robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Coloring. Small Head. Expected Swill and Instead Enjoyed a Wondeful Porter! Malts, Chocolate..bitter... Very nice.
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh wow... my friend and I thought this was just going to be a cheap filler beer in the night. How wrong we were! Pitch black pour with a thin, lacing head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and smoke. Taste is very bitterly chocolate. Quite a nice surprise!
YogiBeera (2493) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitchblack, little layer, malt licorice taste and also nose. Malt and espressom, roasted coffee beans- long lasting. Nice
pivo (2585) - GERMANY - AUG 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the only beer from this brewer that I’ve had that is worth drinking. Smells and tastes of chocolate and coffee. Nice blend within a fairly rich malt body. A quick but dry coffee finish, some licorice. The extra alcohol isn’t in the foreground but sets this apart from typical Schwarzbiers.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle: wonderful opaque black ruby body with a dark tan cream…large toasted rye aroma, with wisps of coffee, and lightly burnt hops. Roasted peanut flavours, mix with a distinct herbal quality to offer a unique porter taste. Slightly gritty palate, but smoothes out in the finish…decent, but I really wanted some more fruitiness instead of the sugary sweetness.
Ernest (6342) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a note of wet stone. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, creamy/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Wow, good quality evidenced here...looking forward to more traditionally German offerings from this brewery. This is very British in both aroma and flavor profile...like a cask porter, tart and seemingly made to quaff (despite the ABV, which is not at all British). I usually don’t like acid in porters, but somehow the Brit/Irish mineral character, matching bitterness, and rich mouthfeel work out. Very skilled hands made this beer, regardless, that much is crystal clear.
MIBRomeo (2566) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2004 Aroma left something to be desired.. this bear really didn’t smell great and I’m not sure what the scent was yet.
The beer had a fairly good head for a porter.. it looked great looking thick and black. Tasted great and came in a large highly alcoholic serving...
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich roasty black with a thin light tan head. Subtle caramel malty aroma with a lightly roasted lager profile, pretty typical of a baltic porter. Starts semi-thin and sweet with a touch of acidity before a more roasty and sweet finish. Hides the alcohol magnificently well and is quite good for a German porter.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mettalic palate. Very Dark. Sweet. Coffe and chocolate, but mot much elese.
igneous1 (1503) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
almost opaque, a little ruby comes through when held up to the light. head is a tan and a bit creamy, somewhat lasting. malt in the aroma, but with a fair amount of vegetal notes. flavor is pretty sweet, medium roasty, alcohol is virtually non-detectable. moderately roasty and lightly hopped in the finish...pretty good.