bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown (almost black) color with a medium-sized tan head. One of the best tasting porters that I have sampled. Had hints of chocolate, grapefruit, and the tranditional Rogue hoppy bite.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2008 (5/10/08, 12oz bottle) Cola-black body topped by creamy medium head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, cream, some earthy, cola. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, some coffee bitterness, earthy, cream. Creamy medium body. (8/5/7/4/15)
(2/13/02) Very nice porter. Obvious coffee overtones, though the chocolate isn’t far behind. very smooth. hops make their presence noted more in the aftertaste than anywhere else. (8/4/8/4/16)
Rasmus40 (11524) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 070512
Leighton (11457) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious, Rich, Bold. Had some on tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a black-brown with a creamy beige head. Nose is all burnt malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor reinforces the aroma, with some sweetness to balance the bitter, roasted malt backbone. Heavy mouthfeel. Smooth and creamy on the finish, this beer leaves a pleasant, rich, bitter, burnt flavor on the palette. Again, delicious.
bhensonb (11282) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, and perhaps coffee. Opaque brown/black color with ruby hilites on the edges. A beige head stays. A bit thin in body; moderate, almost creamy carbonation. The flavor starts with roasted malt, accompanied by significant bitter. There are notes of chocolate and coffee. The finish is very dry, bitter, and has remnants of burnt toast and baking chocolate. A very subtle sour touch comes and goes.
chrisv10 (11251) - DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Nice big tan head. Black body. Light carbonated. A tiny bit watery. Aroma and flavour is Coffe and Chocolate.
Christian (11219) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2009 Dark ruby with a medium, light brown head.Roast grain aroma with some hay. Bitter and roasted flavour with a touch of hops, some ash and a coffee/chocolate finish.
thewolf (11193) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Kolding Bryglaug Americans tasting.
Bought @ Det Lille Ølhus, Ribe.
Pours deep mahogany, nearing opaque black. A great, creamy, beige head with fine lacing. Aroma is soft coffee and a touch of chocolate. Light mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Flavour is light coffee-based at first, then dries out considerably adding lots of dry mocha coffee notes and light hops. Sadly a bit too thin.
jcwattsrugger (11116) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
AC Beerfest-12 oz bottle-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-sweet. Taste is dark malt-sweet, secondary hops.
brokensail (11106) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown in color with a khaki head. Stale coffee, harsh roastiness, bitter dark chocolate, and coffee grounds. Not a fan of the aroma. The flavor is really no better. Quite bitter with tons of roasted malt and coffee ground flavors. Some bitter dark chocolate, a bit of earthiness, maybe some slight malty sweetness. Meh.