MikeT (76) - Hollis, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer poured a beautiful ebony in the glass and you did not have to put your nose to the glass to smell the roasted coffeee and dark cocoa.
A small, but thick tan head, that quickly dissapates to a dirty ring that clings to the glass all the way down.
The beer has a medium texture with a taste transition from sweet to hoppy and bitter. Somewhat syrupy on the palate, with a hoppy bitter finish.
One great Porter and triumph from Smuttynose.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body with a dense light brown head. Very nice aroma with roasted malts, coffee notes and a nice sweet touch. Roasted malty flavor, but really not that complex.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with a medium baige head. Roasted coffee chocolat aroma and a soft roasted malty hoppy coffee taste. Medium body and a roasted dry finish.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
black body, garnet edges. dark tan/sienna rocky head. sweet roasted malt/graham cracker/cocoa aroma. very dry roasted malt and coffee flavor. medium carbonation but somehow biting. hoppy aftertaste.
jb (2322) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark blackish color with tan head. The head goes away quick. Standard aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Sweet palate that ends with a nice hops kick. Full - bodied well - made porter.
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice porter. Aroma and taste of coffee, chocolate, hops and roasted malt. Black with a brown head.
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with brown head. Aroma has notes of hops. Taste is good with notes of hops, chocolate, roasted malt and sweetness.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and dark. Lots of chocolate, coffee and malt going on. There is a hint of hops which blends in well. A very nice drink.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - APR 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(on bottle) being this a porter, I have to argue the fact that IO thought it was a Stout: "I thought this beer to be more like a stout". That said, I liked it a lot; pitch black, witch small beige head. Comes out with a kind of soft nose, vanilla, roast, toffee and comes in with a lot of burnt caracter. becomes a little to tart after half a drink.
agl108 (806) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2005 12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a thin head without much staying power. Aroma is of coffee and chocolate. Perfect level of carbonation on the tongue. Flavor is roasty. Overall, pretty nice beer even though I’m not a big fan of porters.