Padron4KM (564) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz bottle.
Label looks a bit different from the one pictured, but it is Porter Boom.
Pours a dark mohagony with a hot chocolate tan head. Head disapates rather quickly and leaves just a little lacing.
Aroma is rum like (brown sugar, molasses) with some dark fruits (raisin, prune, fig).
Flavor is roasty, bitter chocolate, sweeet dark fruit, with a slight bitter, very warming alcohol finish.
Boom I think means, you drink all of this you go boom. :-]
But at $2.19 a bottle the QPR(quality/price ratio) is very high.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. This looked amazing but was crazily alcoholy. I t wasn’t bad but I could barely get through it, having had a couple other beers before this. Maybe would have been higher if rated on its own. Might need a rerate
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was just a bit too thin and had an overwhelming alcohol bite to it. Good appearance with a tall light tan head. Roasty coffee aroma. Taste was moderatly roasty with a bit of fruitiness to the finish. The body was to thin and watery.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a deep dark garnet, large gray/tannish foamy head, with fairly attractive lacing. Roasted malts & figs in the aroma & flavor. Good body, full mouthfeel. Finishes dry, of dark pitted fruit and light soy. So far one of the best this night had to offer.
larsniclas (5742) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nut-brown with aroma and flavour from dried, sweet fruits. Rather full-bodied.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: the color, a deepest, darkest black, with a lush, toasted tan, bristling and bubbling head atop. Aroma: perfect! Sweet, but roasty, with notes of coffee, cocoa, pepper...oh, it’s good!, I want to drink it in and in!...dark, luscious, lovely...like snorting coffee grounds, a rich, invigorating sensation!
Taste: again, they’ve got it down! This is one smooooth porter! Little bitterness, full sweet feeling in the mouth, with a short, tasty finish. Texture is light, but just right. More chocolate and roasty flavors persist throughout the drink.
The 8% ABV did not come through much, perhaps masked by the sweet, creamy flavor. For smoothness and drinkability, this one comes out on top1
Good to see that the Czechs do more than just pilseners.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2007 (Bottled) Clear, dark ruby red with a medium, tanned and lightly lacy head. Aroma of roasted, salty, licoricey malt. Pretty roasty and licoricey, sweet caramely-syrupy-malty flavor with quite low bitterness and some smokiness. Slicky-sweet, medium-bodied palate with low carbonation. A nice treat for Czech beer lovers, but not quite the same as in 2004 when I sampled this (draught) for the first time. The syrupy sweetness is just too much - now that I know better... :) Oh well - still it’s the best Czech beer I’ve sampled, so can’t complain!
(Bottled) Quite spicy and herby flavor with licorice. Definitely different from the draught version - and not quite as good. Pretty sweet, but still quite enjoyable. (Draught@One Pint Pub, was 8-4-9-4-16=4.1) Nice, deep dark red color with small-medium head. Quite mild, sourish and slightly wineous aroma - gets sweeter as it warms. Roasted, slightly smoky and sweet flavor with cherry and oak notes and a sugary finish. Medium to full-bodied, syrupy palate with a sticky finish. A truly excellent porter!
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown. Big maltiness, roasty with licorice notes. Somewhar vineous. Rich bitter finish.
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark ruby color with a towering head. Malt and caramel dominate the nose. Sweet, sweet malt flavor with a bit of dust on the end, perhaps from a kind of hops. Baltic porter?! I figured this was a dunkel.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Brown With Red Tint. Small Tan Head. Sweet Malt. Good Warming From Alcohol. Dry on the Tongue At the End...Some Raisin and Bitter...Very Good Porter!