mephisto (1284) - TAIWAN - SEP 8, 2005
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
bottled. dark brown w/ no head. interesting aroma that i canít describle. some maltiness, bit sweet. kind of weird.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Weak for a porter. Didnít have any bite to it. Had a malt flavot that I wasnít to crazy about.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very thin and underperforming porter. Eyes closed itís an ale all day. Just didnít have the bite of a true porter, too bad cuz I like the bottle.
PorterPounder (6901) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Broudyís Liquors, Jacksonville Beach, Fl. 1pt. .9 fl oz bottle. Pours a coal black with some ruby hints and a decenlty thick creamy mocha head. Tangy aroma, has elements of port, chocolate and ripening fruit. Flavor has some sweetness to it, with some candied sugar noted. Has some earthy undertones with a trace of peppermint. Fades just slighlty at the end. Decenlty thick mouthfeel. Overall, a solid porter.
thedm (5355) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew poured a large sized head of large light brown colored frothy mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a poor lacing and an opaque body with a dark brown color that was visible only around the edges. No carbonation was visible due to the opacity. The aroma was malty and port-like with a few sweet and roasty notes. The mouth feel was tingly with a sweet smooth mellow porter aftertaste lingering in the finish. The flavor contained notes of dark malts and was light and thin.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nearly opaque with a fading head, small ring and no lace. The aroma has notes of milk chocolate, hazelnut, smoke, a hint of molasses, and an earthy yeast ester. The taste starts with a smoked meat note, minor notes of chocolate and coffee, and a lactic undertone. The feel is thin and pretty lifeless. A underwhelming porter to say the least.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black with White Ring. Coffee and Chocolate Roasts Aroma. Thin Mouthfeel, Skanky Cold Coffee with Hoppy Ending. Aroma Had More Promise.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smooth pour with aroma of black licorice and molassas. The taste at first is sweet then settles into a coffee. Mouthfeel is sort of oily coating the whole palate before ending quietly with almost no aftertaste.
Ernest (7121) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, fully diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (burnt caramel, roasted grain), with a light note of licorice.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation.
Not much aroma of flavor of interest, kinda bland and watery. Hardy? Hardly.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice: flavor is a mix of chocolate and roasty nuttiness. mouthfeel is pretty creamy. overall, a decently nice creamy sweet porter. nothing to write home about, but pretty good.