eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Bought this at a kiosk in Grand Central Station before boarding a train after a business meeting. Upon opening this beer a distinct porter aroma escaped from the pretty blue bottle like a magical beer genie released from his barley lantern. Flavors of expresso, cherries, coffee beans and currant dominate. A complex and smooth porter it also reveals hints of cloves and a definite caramel taste. Nice body with a lingering and oak-tinged finish.
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany, small head, lots of hops for the style. Consistently good, but I always end up wishing it had a little more body to it.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very dark brown with a thin head; definite hops aroma; a little lighter bodied than I expected; definite coffee taste
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good hopped up porter.
Big creamy head. Hops and hints of chocolate on the nose.
Smooth roasted malt coffee flavor with a nice balanced bitter bite at the end.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown coloured. Very hoppy aroma for a porter. Notes of caramel, coffee and chocolate in the flavour. Sweet and mild finish.
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2003 Very dark body creamy thick tan head. Smell of hops instantly. Roasted malty flavor with a bite of hops for bitterness. Very well balanced beer.
JK (4475) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very little aroma at all. Great appearance with a lacing white head. Dark black. The roasted barley is prominent in the the taste and comes through some some coffee. One dimensional, but good.
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma was rich with coffe esters and a hint of hops. Deep dark and rich appearance. Flavor was coffee, mildly sweet and unexpected hop bite. A little lighter in palate and mouth feel than expected. Overall a good porter.
fiulijn (14740) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 2008-08-27, draught at Cockney Pub, Århus, 6-3-6-3-12=30
Dark brown color with mahogany shades. Some roasted malt and caramel, medium sweet, not aggressive, but not too complex.
2003-11-05, bottle, 9-5-7-5-16=42
Dark color; beige creamy head. Very nice aroma: malt, roasted malt, coffee, hop, light cardboard, phenol. Dry mouthfeel, but very well balanced. Very good final, quite complex, dominated by the roasted, and then the caramel, the hop, the liquorice.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice dark porter with no head. Caramel chocolate smell. A little smokey. Good. Not too much hops which is what I was expecting from this beer. Light aftertaste. Lots of carbonation.