noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2005
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark, almost black. Some cocoa and coffee aromas. Smooth initial taste with slighty smoky light toasty maltiness. Good hoppy finish that lingers just long enough.
Braudog (5454) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Cafe Amsterdam, Anchorage AK. Black as night but only a thin watery edge. Nice little burnt-malt aroma. Rich toasted malt with subtle smoke underpinnings. Outstanding.
Grzesiek79 (2901) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 24, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Znakomity baltycki porter. Pelen smaku i tresci. Troche przyciezkawy, niesamowicie gesty i czarny. Piana wielka i kremowa. Palona owocowosc. piernik i wytrawny finisz. Wszystko to wspolgra jak podzespoly w mercedesie. Klasyk gatunku, tuz za odra, krok od polskiej granicy. Polecam ten klasztorny browar.
trevandjenn (23) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2005
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best Porters I’ve had. Beautifully dark and rich, with no afterbite. A flavor combination that mixes well on the buds.
Gorm (743) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dyp svart farve med lite beige skum. Lukt av god frukt, malt, sjokolade og kaffe. Smak av malt, karamell, sjokolade, frukt og kaffe. Cardinal.
JK (4230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2005 Surprisingly complex and full bodied. Black with a syrup texture. Huge malt aroma with wild rice and fruit. Flavor is complex with a great port flavor,fruit, malt, coffee, light chocolate, and a very good, mild acidic bite at the end. Excellent. Best at room temperature.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich dark walnut-stain with tiny lacy head, smelling of chestnuts. Mouthfeel is light yeat meaty--rich in a cash-money, not a butterfat kind of way. Coffee, honey (a toned-down version of the uber-tasty Black Abbot by same brewers), and a touch of milk-porter. Finish introduces and then dismisses hops in a polite and professional manner. A very dynamic and impressive beer--with none of the 7+ abv showing at all. One of my new favorites.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Super Saver that I am opening as I type this. The rating is very high, and that is good. The pour is dark blackish with almost no light through my desk lamp, and a minimal brown head. The aroma is heavy corn flakey malty, with some cacao, brown sugar, and molasses. The palate is rich and complex, with a great roasty dark patent malt flavor up front, giving way to a lot of chocoff hints, plus some molasses, prunes, slight cherry, and ovaltine. Very complex and well balanced, this is a repeater for next week.
worldbeertaste (1535) - AUSTRIA - OCT 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown almost black with a bubbly, lasting, tan, oily, no lacy head. Smells of liquorish, cherry with deep malt, roast and caramel. Full oily body with soft carbonation. Tastes of liquorish and cherry/berry and roast with a bitter coffee roast finish. A smooth oily black marvel.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wish I could recall where I got this from cause it is awesome. More hoppy with roasted grains than sweet with chocolate. Pours pitch black with just the faintest of red.