chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unusual mineral taste, high carbonation, light body, mocha, cocoa, dry for porter. High carbonation porters even with a light body are a bit unsettling after even a small meal. Nice for the right moment though. Why is this ranked so high?
kheldar (9) - USA - AUG 14, 2006 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass. Tall tan head, nice lacing, and a strong roasted coffee aroma. Tastes similar—less potent than a stout and smoother mouthfeel, low bitterness, roasted and malty, almost like coffee, smoky. Pretty decent, couldn’t have many.
jordanartuso (26) - lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
i must say, this beer smells better than it tastes. pours black with small tan head that quickly disapeared. light carbonation. very roasted flavor, almost too much so. i think i would have liked this beer better if i enjoyed dark chocolate, because it’s very prominent in the taste. the finish is an unpleasant bitterness with a little alcohol bite.
fcmag82 (3) - Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2006 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
sort of a promising nose...Riesen candy...coffee, dark chocolate...interesting flavors, bitterness that I can no longer call cocoa at this point and the finish is reminiscent of having chewed a pack of Marlboros
jzzbassman (1578) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Rudolf: Poured dark brown with runy highlights and a tan head. Coffee and chocolate with a roasted flavor that paired perfectly with a steak on the grill. One of the best of the style.
blankboy (7150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size diminishing light-brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, lightly roasted malt and that’s pretty much it -- simple but pleasant. Flavour of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and a roasty slighty bitter finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Nothing outstanding but still a pretty good, solid Porter.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2007 (Bottle, thanks to Thaichile) Pours brown to black with a small, light brown head. Rum raisin aroma with cocoa and coffeebeans. Robust smell. A bit of liquorice. Dark breadsyrup. Flavour brings dry coffee bitterness and cocoa. Dry with a rather small body. A bit roasted. Notes of minerals in the lack of body.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a brwon head. Bready, chocolate roasted aroma. Lots of roasted malt in the flavor. Some bitterness from the hops in the backend but not much flavor from them. A solid porter.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enters the glass a viscous inky jet black. Produces a one inch thick and dense mocha colored head which sustains itself nicely throughout. Rich assertive aromas of dark semi-sweet chocolate, french roast coffee, roasted malts, fresh vanilla bean and faint charcoal. Mouthfeel is moderately full and creamy. Just the right level of carbonation. Fantastic flavors of dark chocolate, espresso, charred wood, anise, and vanilla cream are noted. Some mildly bitter hop contribution in the finish to balance it all out. A hearty, well done Porter.
jwdevalue (158) - Neptune, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour little head, great aroma, aftertaste not to my liking. Great to have one but couldn’t do a 6 pack. Not a big porter fan but like this one.