Aurelius (4028) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very light porter, clear darkish chestnut brown with the standard Eastern Bloc label. Sweetish oats and caramel aroma. Sweet, grainy, a very drinkable beer, I'd have believed that this was a brown or an altbier. Medium grainy finish with some hay and Saaz-style hops hanging around for the long haul. Pretty good.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red hints in a deep, dark brown body with a fleeting tan head. Fruit and chocolate in the nose and a light sweet flavor. Decent drink.
CapFlu (4459) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(5ooml bottle) Pours a thin, white head with a copper body. Slight whiskey nose with marshmellow and bubblegum on the palate. Very interesting porter.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown/amber with a tan head. Aroma of caramel and raisons. Creamy body. Flavor of chocolate malt and a little coffee.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2006 (Bottled, 7.5% ABV) Very dark brown color with a medium, completely disappearing, beige head. Roasted, milky-coffeeish aroma with rye and sweet malt. Burned, syrupy-malty, quite bitter and sweetish flavor with black coffee and a hint of dark chocolate. Syrupy, bitter, salty finish. Medium-bodied, somewhat thin and fizzy-carbonated, roasty, slicky and slightly sugary palate. A decent Baltic porter, but with too much color malt and not enough balance. Burned and somewhat thin.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly light colored for a porter. Bubbles sticking to the side of the glass, but they may have more to do with how the glassware is washed than the beer. They diminished after a couple minutes. Rocky, tan head. Fairly, metallic malt aroma. A little spicy. The aroma gets me thinking about all the winter releases I can't wait to drink. A porter with neither chocolate, nor coffee. To be honest, I miss those flavors a little.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown colour. Vinous aroma. Sweetish with some raisin/plum flavours. A bit bitter in the finish.
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
yuck yuck yuck
that is the worst porter on earth.
not good at all.
i can't even decribe it, it was that bad.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Auburn, slightly darker than an IPA, lighter than an expected porter of any style. Intriguing nose, sour with chocolate and toffee notes. Not even vaguely porter-esque in the traditional style, full of caramel sweetness, some dark fruit, and maybe a bit of chocolate. Finishes dry and a bit sharp, but really isn't at all roasty.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(SCBE2003): Cloudy red brown with medium beige head. Aroma is dark fruit (raisin), sweet, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, dark fruit, medium sweet, light alcohol warming. Medium-full body.