Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JUN 24, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep Garnet out of the bottle turning to pitch in the glass, Big oily mocha head leaving tons of lacing down the glass. Thick firm mouthfeel full of coffee and coco powder. Touches of anise, thick chocolat malts, and a little hoppyness. Long malty cold coffee beans with a touch of sweetness and slight herbal, earthy hops. Wow, just wow.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours black with dark brown hues, medium frothish tan colored head, with attractive lacing. Heavy aroma of roasted malts and slight coffee. Forwardly coffee like, faint taste of bittersweet chocolate, finishing with hop bitterness and roasted malts. Slightly chalkish and dry on the finish. Body and mouthfeel are a tad thin, at least I was wishing it would be meatier. Otherwise, not bad. Thanks goes out to ross8425 for the trade!
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted malt and licorice in the aroma. Opaque dark brown, almost black, with line of tan head that lasts very nicely. Extremely roasty flavour with sweet malt base that never quite manage to connect. Roasty and chalky in the finish. Medium-full body but very dry. Bottle (sampled at Mondial 2004).
Sammy (8660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
black as night. Roast coffee aroma and taste, with cookie chocolate smoothness. Good balanced stout, between malt, carbonation, not too bitter
shadey (1900) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2007 a very nice example of a porter. Smells of coffee and chocolate, and a strong roasted flavor. Nice and malty. Quite enjoyable.
RERATE: Black pour with a very nice head of dark cream lace. Aroma is a beautiful enticing mix of smooth roast and chocolate. The flavor is a little more bitter than the aroma would suggest. There is nice chocolate and some bitter roast; maybe a touch of hops. A simple but effective porter. This has classic written all over it.
RERATE: Black pour with a nice creamy tan head. Roasty chocolate aroma. Chocolaty smooth flavor with a dry roasted finish. Great stuff.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black with a tan head. There is a very big aroma. It’s somkey and roasted with a very faint hint of meatyness. This is robust as advertised. The somkey roasted malts fill the mouth and linger nicely. There is big, big malt flavor. Along with the roasted some coffee is noticable. It’s clean and very tasty. Thanks to DocLock for this one.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong roasted flavor easily identified coffee and chocaolate. Comes off more as a stout than a porter.Strong aftertaste, long lasting head.
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2005 Very poundable porter. But with a ABV of 5.6% makes it an expensive task to measure the buzz. Make it 7+ and it’s a classic.
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
this label is odd, but none of theres are really what you would expect. good porter- smells coffee like, pours like the usual porter would. creamy coffee flavor with slight hints of chocolate. this is a really good porter, but it cannot surpass fullers or alpha klause, but then again as porters go, what can? still a great brew. drank this one in a glass. previously drank it from a bottle and hot, and it was still good. nice beer.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bizarre label. A sweet and strong porter, amazing it is only 5.7 ABV. However coffee notes and quite roasted.