oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@Monks Café, Wallingatan, Stockholm. Very deep amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is wood, toffee, coffee and some mild notes of dark dry fruits. Flavour is wood, fruits, some coffee and mild nuttyness along with a quite roasted malty back. A bit thin.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle-pours a fizzy, foamy tan head with a black with red tint color. Aroma is chocolate, coffee dark malt and milky. Taste is chocolate, coffee, dark malt with some bitterness. Chocolate aftertaste. OK carbonation.
TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color, small off-white head. Coffee, some odd sweet notes in the aroma. Caramelly, sweet candy, brown sugar - low bitterness. Sweet porter.
bhensonb (9004) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Liz. Pours black with a fizzy/foamy tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate. It’s very stongly and frothily carbonated. The flavor is really chocolate - but more towards chocolate soda. The carb is so dominating it interferes with taste. However, I’d say chocolate, smooth burnt malt, and some hop bitter. Tasty, though physically distracting.
hopdog (7658) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with FlactoAlto (thanks!). Poured a dark brown (I could see through it when held up to a light) with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and some light chocolate. Tastes of pretty much the same. Really not too much to this one. Thin, bordering on watery and one dimensional. Shame, being a rude boy in my ’prime’ days, I really enjoy all the SKA labels...
Ratman197 (7633) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear black with red highlights and a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate and hints of coffee and vanilla. Palate was light bodied. Flavors of dark chocolate, light smoke and a hint of coffee with a lingering lightly bitter finish.
daknole (7205) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown. Roasty, toasty, chocolate aroma. Ashy, bitter and chocolate aroma. Ok.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent dark brown with a thin light tan head, that leaves a fine lacing. Aroma has a light cookie dough and caramel presence with mild roasty malt and milk chocolate. Body starts with a nice sugary maltiness tending toward a slightly drier roasty finish with a touch of lactose. Nicely balanced and enjoyable, with good drinkability. Thanks TChrome!
3fourths (6962) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. Aroma is roasted nuts and vanilla, as well an aroma that if a bit off: like rotten vegatables. Body is medium-to-light, a little thin compared to porters of which I'm a big fan. Some sweet coffee and sugary flavors present. Nice smoke and hop finish.
DocLock (6800) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with minimal off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, some chocolate, almonds. Tastes roasty, with a nut and chocolate finish. Solid.