JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a brown head. Roasted aroma. Roasted taste with coffee and a little chocolate. Brief finish with some bitterness. Thick. Unfortunately some sourness, maybe due to the clear bottle.
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black beer with a beutiful brown head. The aroma is smoked and of roasted malt. The flavor is very smokey though mild and sweet - ending in a good bitterness. And with a great palate. All in all a great porter.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
HUGE thick head. Light brown and frothy, dark brown body, hints of ruby. Nose of creamy light milk chocolate and cobwebs. Clean palate, gotta be light damaged a bit, bummer. Rich dark chocolate and bitter roasted malts.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer! Wonderful body and rich flavor. Distinct, full aroma. Almost more like an easy-down stout. Wonderful brew.
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2003 Very smooth and creamy. Sweet, chocolately undertone, with a nice blend of malts. Very complex flavor overall, just the way a good porter should be!!
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rocky, creamy head. Mostly diminishing. Musky malty and chocolatey aroma. Very dark chocolate color with a ruby hue. You can even see it a little in the picture in the description. Nice mouthfeel, so smooth and velvety. Not really any hoppy bitterness. As far as porters go, this is a tasty concoction, not too sweet, hops not overdone. Maybe a little bit more chocolate or coffee character would be nice. Overall, well balanced.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep,dark,brown,with a frothy,nice looking,tan,head. Nice lace left behind and good retention. Dark malts,chocolate,roasty aromas.Mouthfeel seems watery,but body is big?Rich malty,grainy flavors,with a bittersweet finish.Finish lingers and flavors become more enticing.I liked it much more than the last time I had this,couple years ago.Very good porter.
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich dark beer with a light head. Aroma of chocolate and molasses. Rich thick creamy mouth feel and flavour. Complex taste of chocolate, molasses, roasted nuts and hops. Not overly sweet.
Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a porter truly worthy of the style. Quite dark, and roasted, balanced by sweetness and a little hop bitterness. Overall a quite pleasant beer. I may try to model my house porter after it.
YoYo (22) - Ballston Spa, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another one of my favorites from Samuel Smiths. I loved it. Coffee and chocolate of course. Bitter and sweet and most of all, tasty...