HughConway (684) - Washington, USA - APR 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Black with deep tan head. Strong roast aroma. Sweet roasted flavor.
Christian (10364) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with red highlights, and a disappearing tan head. Lightly roasted aroma, some caramel and toffee. Sweet and roasted flavour with a lasting caramel finish.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 fl oz bottle@fonefan/Brugmansia’s Cnudde tasting. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue and a crispy tan head. Light citric dry aroma with a minor roasted malt note, mild infection. Flavour is dry roasted malt with a light coffee note. Finish holds an initial light citric note and a solid bitter roasted flavour following. Nice roasted and mild lingering finish.
BrewDad (4506) - Olympia, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Taster - Port Towsend Brewing - Port Townsend, WA.
Aroma – Dark malt aroma almost like a dark chocolate. Tad hops in the nose also.
Appearance – Brown in color, Nice head and clear.
Flavor – Good dark malts this was a very nice porter. Nice slight coffee flavor to this. Some burnt malts also in the flavor.
Palate – Good Porter Mouthfeel, nice texture with a good dry finish.
Overall – This was a good porter easy to drink. Seemed a tad small needed a umph factor to get this one going.
kramer (4379) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle, via 5000. Pours a clear mahogany brown body under a small fleeting light brown head. The nose is showing alot of caramel and roast with lighter notes of butter, and a touch of hoppiness. The flavor just has way too much caramel sweetness for a Porter, it really masks any chocolate malt and most of the roastiness. There’s coffee and slightly burnt malts on the finish with the lightest of bitterness. Long after the swallow there’s a lingering maple syrup taste. The mouthfeel is just slightly clingy and sweet with moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, this just kind of stood outside the bounds of a Porter to me, it was OK to drink, but not something I’d recommend.
Maria (9909) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly transparent brown/black with a huge, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, sweetness and berries. The flavour has sweetness, notes of coffee, roasted malt, a touch of berries and a very low bitterness, that develops further in the long finish, where a bit of coffee and toffee tursn up. Thank you to After4ever/Tom for this one!
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown not black appearance with a roasted malt, coffee and chocolate aroma. The flavor is somewhat mild and not overtly hoppy at all. The bitterness comes more from the roasted malt. I am surprised though how light this one is or maybe watery. It is descent, but I have had several better ones before.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
heavy roasted dark chocolate aroma, solid head. dark color, not very heavy. warm toasted grain flavor, light in body. session porter.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2008 re-rated:
old rating: 6/4/6/3/13 - 3.2
pours black with a red tint, a small khaki head that dissipates quickly, fine lacing.
smell is roasted malt and nuts, cocoa, and a touch of coffee, touch of vanilla.
taste is a bit on the watery side, roasted malts, chocolate flavored italian ice, and not too bitter, touch of coffee, some vanilla.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Daark brown thin off white head. Aroma is fairly chocolatey, with coffee and cream. Taste is off like hopdog said, tart, followed by roasted malts, if this is what they wanted there crazy.