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.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to St. Nick for this one. Black with brown edges and a small, dense, tan head. Nose of roasty, burnt malt, bittersweet mocha, graham cracker, subtle hops. Same flavor with the hops stepping it up in the finish. Medium/full, balanced palate. Solid porter.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2007 WOW!, dark inky body with a deep chocolate head, rich malty, complex - slightly bitter and very malty. finish rich and with a grainy mouthfeel. great sipping beer.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque dark brown color with a large creamy brown head. Fantastic lacing. Rich roasted coffee aroma along with hints of dark chocolate. Incredibly mouth-watering. Absolutely delicious. Creamy chocolate flavors on top of a bitter dark roast coffee taste. Incredibly smooth and creamy mouthfeel. A truly elite porter.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Walt for this. Now I really like their brews and this is no exception to the rule.Hearty smokey coffee flavor with some roasty bitterness on the tongue.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich mahogany under a thick light brown head with good lacing. Lots of coffee and chocolate on the nose. Very nice balance of roasted malt, caramel, coffee and bittersweet chocolate with a pleasant and aggressive - for a porter - hop presence. Moderately creamy mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation and a flavorful, crisp finish. This porter reminded me of Avery’s New World Porter but with a somewhat more restrained hop profile. Nice brew.
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012 First rating, entered on RB on 7/14/2006
Sampled from 12 fl oz bottle courtesy of Marsiblursi.
Very dark brown color, beige-brown head. Chocolate sweet and raissin scent. Dry mouthfeel with initial "too strong instant coffee" taste. Sweet turning to dark chocolate aftertaste. A bit thin body.
Draught at Rattle ’N’ Hum, NYC, on January 30, 2012
Clear very deep dark red color, light brown head. sweet, coffee, roasted taste. Dry, coffee aftertaste. Spritzy (used to say "Moussy") mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Dry coffee scent.
12 fl oz bottle at Rotary Pub, Göteborg, sampled on October 26, 2012.
Black color, light brown head. Sweet, cocoa, chocolate scent. Hoppy, bitter, cocoa taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.