YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
To me, the best of Samuel Smith. A deep, dark brown body under a big, creamy tan head. The aroma, for some reason, is not as intense as the flavor. It has hints of roasted malt, coffee, some fruit. Good strong body with just the right touch of everything. The flavor is rich and robust. Touches of nuts, coffee, malt, fruit, and a little smoke. Quite good.
Hansen (8436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a big head. Something like port-wine in both the aroma and flavor. A bit thin.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown in colour with a tan coloured head. Aroma was of chocolate cake, vanilla and cookie dough malt. Flavour was malty (dark bittersweet chocolate, roasty, nuts), coffee, quite sweet. Ends with a long bittersweet chocolate bitterness. Excellent porter.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a dark black w/ a thick and creamy tan head... it carried a great creamy pallate w/ a nice bite of carbonation but seemed a touch to dry. the smell was of carmel malts strongly on the carmel w/ hints of coffee with something a tad bitter on it. The flavor was a little complex and hart to pick a part i got a taste of bitter hops and a carmelly sweet overtone w/ something else that stood out but I could’nt place it. overall it was a good beer that I’d drink again but not for the vegas price $8.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great intens brown color with a reddish shine in it. Nice chessnut aroma’s with faint hits of vanilla, butter caramel and soft spices. This beer has a smooth taste with a fine nuttyness and a lightly roasted taste. It has a round taste of brown sugar with little cinnamon and some coffee like touches in it. It ends with a bitterness of burned caramel.
apost8n8 (123) - USA - NOV 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark almost opague with ruby edges, foamy brown head with excellent lacing. Nutty nose full bodied mouthfeel with a dry but sweet finish. a bit bitter. I was hoping for a thicker more chocolaty porter. Good but not my thing esp. for $10 for four.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brick reddish/brown, with a thin tan head. Very mild beer, faint aroma of brown sugar, sour roasted barley, and mild smoke. Really no flavor, some spice, the tangy character really stands out, pretty thin mouth feel. Not the robust porter I thought it was going to be.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice molasses, chocolate, spicy vanilla aromas from a rich ruby brown beer with minimal, but lasting tan head. Was perhaps a little thin for my taste, but then had a nice lingering bittersweet finish.
midwestdrifter (5) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2004 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
has a touch of nuttyness and caramel in aroma. thick creamy head. dark brown body. creamy feel and slight carbonation. a warm roasty taste. a little bitter at finsih.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear reddish black with a fluffy brown head. Nice chocolatey roasty aroma. Taste has more of the aroma qualities plus notes of coffee and roasted malt. Moderately sweet with a slightly burnt aftertaste. Medium body with a smooth texture but could use more body and thickness. Great head retention, nice porter.