clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2003
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
The head of this beer cascades down as do some other dark beers but it appears that it has a slightly more oily character. Did not enjoy the taste of this beer as it reminded me a lot of soy sauce.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque oily appearance with fluffy light brown head. Sweet port aroma with some dark chocolate wafts through the air on alcoholic fumes. Body is semi-sweet, a tad thin and lacking the complexity the aroma promised. Finish is smooth, though, and masks its alcohol incredibly well.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice black color and thick, creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty; chocolate like. The flavor is of roasted chocolate, coffee, fruit, and licorice. Alcohol is also present. This is a very good beer. Much more than I expected. It has a good complex flavor.
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one starts off with a LOT of dark tan head, that cascades ALMOST in the Guinness fashion we all know. Aroma is very sweet and somewhat strong. It smells a lot like a very potent doppelbock, in all honesty...reminiscent of a Samichlaus, etc., though not QUITE as aromatically potent. Flavor is very nice, and certainly NOTHING like standard porters. A little sweet and rich, though not overpoweringly so. This is a very interesting beer, and definitely worth a try. Still very much like a potent doppelbock, in my opinion, but that's to its credit.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
very dark and almost too sweet for my taste. I also found it to be much heavier than other porters that i have had.
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not too shabby. I wasn't expecting much, and I was pleasantly surprised. A bit too sweet, came out tasting like a doppelbock. With a nice caramelly kick, and a strange head that had large bubbles mixed in with a long lasting, fine, beaded head.
Crit (3483) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown,huge thick lasting tan head. Roasted nose. Faintly metallic roasted flavor
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 poured an evil dark with a nice thick creamy milky tan head..there peaked through the darkness but drizzles of red gleam..a roasted, lagery, chocolate-milk and berries aroma with hints of alcohol..heavy metallic at first with powered cocoa flavors coming through too and a chocolatey sweet aftertaste..artificial tasting though and not too refreshing because its a tad too sweet and sticky..oh well, not the worse in the world
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown with a light tan head. Milk chocolate, alcohol, roast and a bit of bread in the nose. The body is lightly roasty and alcoholic. Finishes long and sweetly malty. Not one of the better baltic porters I've had lately, but not terrible.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
damn I wish I coloud still get this beer. black with a small tan head. raisiny, roasty aroma. good mix of chocolate, coffee, fruit and burnt sugar in the flavour.