omhper (18366) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2005 Canned. Dark ruby. Sweet with full-medium body and plenty of roasty, buttery malt. Points deducted for the somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. Resiny finish.
PorterPounder (4954) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Summit Wayside Tavern in Atlanta, Ga. Deep, dark copper pour, tight off-white head that sticks around for a while. Sweet, bubble-gum like aroma. Slightly artificial fruity flavor, reminiscent of fruit cocktail - the canned variety. Some candied sugar notes in there as well. Not quite as thick as expected. Alcohol hidden rather well.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a tan head that is thick and foamy and stays that way, color is black with a reddish tint. Taste is a nice deep roasty, creamy, malty. Mild for what Iíve had with Scottish ales before, which arenít usually to my taste. A good occasional beer.
hershiser2 (1147) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can, $1.49 for a 12-oz single. Deep reddish to brown, with a small head. Sweet roasted malts in the nose, with hints of spice. Flavor is thick, rich, sweet, and spicy... VERY freakiní tasty. Alcohgol is present on the end, but itís cordial-like and pleasing. Nice
Gachupines (748) - USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2006 Murky brown with a thin white head. Taste is sweet and malty. Definite malt dominance in this beer. Pleasant, easy to drink yet still fairly rich and complex.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
best beer i have ever had from a can. smokey and thick and a beer you can really chew on. mmmm. some dark chocolate, carmel, malt, and toffee and nougat (haha) flavas. nice smooth texture that just calls you to grab another one.
roder60 (1270) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown red color with a small amount of dissapating white head. aroma is chocolately, molases, toffee, and pine needles. Flavor is light, creamy, toffeeish, slightly bitter in finish. A tad watery, but overall very good.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong caramel, toffee, brown sugar, prune and tobacco aroma. Deep brown-red hue with a small but creamy, off-white head. Tastes much the same as it smells. Very light bitterness in the finish. Medium-full body, velvety texture, soft carbonation.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. can. Deep, dark brown color with a medium size tan head. Smoky, malty aroma with some caramel. Flavor of chocolate malts, light smoke, bread. Somewhat dry and bitter, which was unexpected given the aroma. Lightly carbonated.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. This is a stupendousy malty beer. Smells of rich chocolate, peat, and pure unadulterated sugar. More sweetness in the flavor - Chocolate, caramel, some stemmy hops finishing with a peaty dryness. A well-made beer but just too one-dimensional in malt land.