tobias (202) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle in prague: a black beer with a light tan head. roasted malt aroma with some light fruitiness. the taste is of sweet roasted maltiness with plum/currant flavors with coffee and some bitterness on the end. very good beer. i liked some much i brought one home.
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly brown, fizzy head, which is fully diminishing. Murky black body. Sweet malty aroma. Moderately acidic, lightly bitter initial flavour. Lightly acidic, lightly bitter (long) finish. Very nice Czech Beer!
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma sour and of old cherries. slight barrel and whisky smell. small frothy head. dark ruby, coffee-like body. flavor begins with cherries and bietter blackcurrant. ends with a slight burn. medium mouthfeel.
auto (163) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sour orange and cherry aroma. dark cola colour and large tan head. tangy flavour which was "spicy like a j-lo faginya"
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep dark ruby red in color with a nice head. Malty aroma. Prunes and figs, raisins linger in the aroma and in the finish. Nice roasty flavor. Interesting. Enjoyable.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 l bottle. Deep ruby red with a tan head. Malty fig aroma, with hints of chocolate. Flavor is chocolately roasty with a big munich malty component. Raisiny prune finish. Sort of a cross between a Baltic porter and a doppelbock. Interesting brewsky.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2004 Deep garnet color with tan head. Subtle notes of chocolate, anise, prune. Decent body with a tad syrup feel. Taste was a little fruit and a slight bit of chocolate but more alcohol and astringent.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany NY. Deep brown, clear, hint of ruby-red. Largish fine tan head, slowly decaying. Large chocolate-malt nose with brief hints of grapes. Earthy and rich, with a full body and nice warming alcohol traces, and a bit roasty only towards the finish. Not extremely distinctive, and less vinous and complex than most, but quite nice.
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish body with a thin off-white head. Aroma is chocolatey, rich, bold, earthy, peaty, with soy sauce notes. Taste is chocolatey and earthy, but seems more subdued than the aroma. Mild bitterness in the finish, not much else happening besides the tpical roastiness. Medium-bodied and just lacking some complexity to be of great interest.
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Had the same bottle as Jacob - we think this is the one] A brown beer with a beutiful light brown head. The aroma is sweet roasted with notes of bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of bread, before a dry malty end sets in. A fine beer - but not a Porter in my universe.