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.
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
crazyvin (2019) - 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.
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.
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.
Crit (3450) - 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
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate, coffee, and liquorice aroma. Black, with a huge cappuccino head,moderate lace. Intense roasted coffee, strong liquorice and bitter chocolate create a blissful marriage of flavours. Sweet, with a well defined bitterness. Terrific! A gift from Radek, apparently this has not been made for along while, time has not hurt this elixer.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
normally, deciding how much i like a beer is easy. this one hurls some flavors at me that iím normally not enamoured of, but it seems to work anyway. the full bottle gives an approximation of the beers color: as bereft of clarity as any stout. it looks like a glass of peated potting soil. the evanescent head is as brown as a grocery bag. at first sniff it seemed only like a freshly squeezed licorice juice, but upon warming other fragrances can be exhumed: alcohol and sticky prunes, coffee and scorched wood. itís too sweet with anise and minced raisins at first, but i think i was gradually won over. flavors of coffee, chocolate--and if cabernet could thicken into a paste, then some of that too-- eased that over-ripe twang. bitterness is hard on the heels of the sweetness, like pickled and brandied raisins, that is what i think creates the cough syrup effect. itís clearly not for everyone, but for me, like the kid that gets thrown on his first pony ride but still clamors to get back on, iím ready to try it again.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy licorice & malt flavor. Has all sorts of robustness. Very interesting & enjoyable brew.