aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big maty classic Baltic porter. hints of almond blossom and coffee in the nose with a slight lactic sourness. Roasted, woody and drying palate nice toffee and bittersweet chocalate.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer poured an opaque color w/ thin medium brown head and slight lacing. The nose was thin in malty sweetness, roast, a hint of coffee and slight dark fruit. The flavor was full w/ a slight roastiness and hints of coffee, malts and dark fruit. The mouthfeel was well-rounded and full bodied.
Sammy (11076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black creamy chocolate like appearance but not taste, which was much like an Eastern European sour porter with the bitterness eased off. Roasted, much burnt mid sip.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yeah, this was a somewhat grapey-plummy-figgy-coffee aroma, heavy notes of mocha and fruit. Dark brown with large tan rocky head. Palate very thick and oily slick, coating aftertaste. Big and fruity coffee in the mouth, middle of alcohol, and a coffee/dark chocolate finish. Not really my kind of everyday porter but a very nice beer. I got this from....wunderbier? Thanks!
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a medicine like coffee aroma to it, if that makes any sense? Very dry coffee tatse initially turns very sweet through the middle, and then finishes all bitter aftertaste.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sinebrychoff Porter pours thick dark brown like week-old coffee, except that it has a thin brown head. The aroma is both sweet and earthy, some caramel with a woodiness to it. The flavor is sweet malt and dark chocolate with some of that week-old coffee bitterness in the finish. Dry. And very warming... a good brew for this time of year in Chicago.
Ungstrup (34252) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A black beer with a nice brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of chocolate and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and chocolate, leading to an end that is dominated by coffee bitterness. Nice one.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black with a medium sized, dark tan, lasting head. Nose is sweet with touches of alcohol, molasses, and coffee. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of roasted chocolate and coffee. Finishes sweet with a touch of bitterness.
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1996 vintage, bottled. Quite frankly, I thought that this porter looked a hell of a lot better than it actually was. Which wasn’t bad, but just had to be a bit of a letdown. It was a dark, dark rich pour, with a fantastic nose of coffee and burnt sugar. Alas, after that, it was a bit thin tasting, with only a shadow enormous taste I’d been expecting. It was kind of treacly, but also kind of chemically, too.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark obsidian with a nice 1" tan head
Smells wonderful chocolate,coffee and toffee..I was disappointed in the taste
I liked the taste of treacle and its maltiness but the bitter astringent finish put me off...