Shag (2559) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow this is the best example of a dry stout Ive sampled thus far. This blows Guinness and Murphy’s out of the water! A good roasted malt and coffee aroma. Dark black apperance with a large beige head. The flavor is dry roasted malts, coffee, chocoate, and espresso. This has alot more body than your typical nitro stuff. Anyone that still thinks Guinness is the king of the dry stout style, you need to try this!
Kinz (3188) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium black, fading brown head. Aroma was of yummy milk chocolate. Bit of a thinner body than expecting based on aroma, chocolate, a hint of something tangy, and that was about it. So-so.
madsberg (9651) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: Redbrown coloured. Dense brownish head. Lasting. Roasty and chocolatish aroma. Full and malty. Flavour is weak. This beer is all about aroma. Light roastyness, smoke and a distinct watery charachter. Light fruity and light bitter end. Not a top notch dry stout.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
NERAX ’04, Black in color with no head. Chocolate and roasted malt aroma and flavor,bitter start and finish.
PorterPounder (5199) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black as night pour with a creamy, lactic, off-white head with sticky lacing. Bitter Coffee aroma with a touch of licorice. Has a bit of a chocolately flavor with some coffee mixed in - notice a bit of frutiness as well. Creamy mouthfeel, but the lacticity gets just a bit cloying near the end and turns a bit too "earthy" tasting. Still, not a bad stout though.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a nice head. Aroma is from chocolate, creamy and a little fruity. Fruity flavor with toffe and some cocoa. Nice mouthfeel and a mild and pleasant finish.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. DBF 2004.
Dark brown. Rich flavour. Bready(vörtbröd) and richly malty stout this. Münchener malts, yes? Dry finish.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(on bottle)This is a really nice PORTER I´ll say. Lots of burned wood, smoke and heavy, dry fruits in the aroma, an good dry sip a and dry aftertaste. Like a real PORTER!
Should it be judged as a stout, I´ll say that is misses the smoothiness totally.
larsniclas (5368) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at DBF 2004.
Black with an off-white head.
Fruity aroma with notes of coffee.
Smooth palate with a lot of hops in the flavour.
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark amber, almost black. Aroma is from cocoa and licorice. Flavor brings chocolate as well as cocoa and licorice. A little creamy feeling.