Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black color with minimal head. Sweetish aroma with some grassy, organic-smelling background and alcohol deep in the background. Flavor is sweet, mildly bitter with a dark roast coffee-ness.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark black color,small tan head mild lacing.nice roasted malt aroma with a mild hop ,possibly coffee or dark chocolate.The taste is roasted malt with a nice dark chocolate taste and an after taste that is roasty and chocolatey as well,the hops are just mildly there making there presence known at the tail end of the taste and even more mildly in the after taste.The texture is a bit thin,kind of on the watery side,but still it wasn't a bad brew but quite refreshing.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, pint glass. Pours a deep black with a garnet hue around the edges. Comes with a gigantic, brown, rocky, creamy head which is slow to diminish. I can detect some chocolate and coffee malts. Flowery hops and doughy yeast aromas come along for the ride. There seem to be some dark fruit aromas, but not as much as in other porters. Mod. sweet start flows into a smooth bittersweet finish. Very rich, almost truffel like, cocoa finish. Flavor lingers longer than average and there's only a hint of acidity. Medium full body has a creamy texture and very soft carbonation. I can imagine this going very well with lamb or a peppery steak.
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful large rocky light brown head that left a good lacing, great colour and taste to boot! Coffee and rich chocolate and nice bitterness.Cheers!
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep and dark with a tan head. Aroma was sweet and malty. Sweet chocolate/coffee flavor with a dry and bitter finish. A tad thin, but all in all an excellent porter.
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From clear bottle, beer pours (in Chimay glass) a rich, dark black liquid with little copper-caramel head. Aroma is of a sweet raisin, plum, chocolate, and molasses. This beer invites one to drink. A strong, sharp acidic pear flavor gives way to a slight coffee-bitter finish. Very nice. Great beer. This beer resembles a coffee-flavored Chimay blue at 5% ABV. Easy to drink. Sampled at 73 degrees Fahrenheit.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very dark porter. Aromas of chocolate, fruitcake, and nuts. Strong fruit flavors (e.g. plums, raisins). Somewhat bitter aftertaste, less rich and smooth than more elite porters.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yea, I finally got DSL at home, so I don't have to drive to my buddies place to rate beers. Life is good...as is this beer. Unfortunatly, the beer isn't as good as DSL.
sethdude (702) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty good. Pours a dark black color, no light shines through. flavor has coffee on the start, rum in the middle, and dough on the end. has a bit of tart something going on in there, but it's hard to place. I really taste a rum flavor in this. head diminished very quickly. I have no idea as to the quality of this bottle, but i did buy the one furthest back on the shelf, and it had dust on it. I liked it, either way.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown head and black body. A little sweet/fruity, chocolate, roasted, dry. Nice.