ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
35 cl bottle. Served in Ølfabrikken tulip. Color is near black w/ red highlights. Impressive, dense, off-white head that leaves fine lacing. Yummy, rounded coffee- and chocolate aroma w/ fine hop presence. The flavor is superbly balanced: slightly roasted, nicely hopped, fittingly dark. Good drinkability.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours obsidian with 1.5” firm tan head. Aroma-Hopped Dark roast coffee
Flavor-roasted malts with some citrusy, piney hops. Medium to full mouth feel. I thought it more stoutlike than porter
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown beer with a big beige head. Roasty chocolate malt. Full bodied, but goes down easily. Roasty aroma. Well put together.
JonMoore (2022) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black (nearly) with a large beige head. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate and coffee. Very nice, asy drinking porter with a smooth mouthfeel. Taste is roated malts, chocolate and coffee with a nice hoppy bitter finish. Excellent.
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark blackish pour with medium tan head. Aroma of roasted dark malts, chocoff, and some almonds. Has a nice, firm palate, with tastes of chocoff, nuts, prunes, and a finishing roasty touch. Delicious.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad attempt at a porter. Kind of a starter porter, not too heavy or malty. If you tried to make a black and tan, I think the tan would win. Only thing that stands out is some decent hops.
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
While good, this did not make me want to lug heavy baggage onto passenger trains. Pretty hoppy for a porter, but not all that malty and porterey. More like for the guy who takes your ticket and punches ridiculous undiscernable holes with alacrity while wearing a silly hat.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colored, hints of red. Little beige head. Coffee, roasted and mildly sweet aroma. Coffee strong in flavor, mildly sweet and dry. Short ending.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Opaque dark brown with a smallish, lacy head. Roasted-malty, slightly sweet, smoky aroma with licorice hints. Slightly sweet, moderately malty, aromatic and slightly smoky and flavor. Medium to full-bodied, very smooth, neutral palate with a bitter finish and slightly lemonadey carbonation. A nice, but quite mild porter.
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a nearly opaque dark mocha brown with decent tan head. Considerable lacing. Well-balanced aroma....you can smell the hops and the malts, and a touch of chocolate and coffee. Sweet, hoppy, chocolatey flavor with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Well-balanced in general, and smooth on the palate. One of the best porters I’ve had, but in all pretty standard.