BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich black color with a crimson blood pour, light smoke colored head & lacing. Nose of bittersweet milk chocolate, vanilla beans, tobacco and Worcestershire sauce (minus the salt). The roast level is present but not too astringent. It tastes bitter with the typical roast levels, nothing too unexpected. Has an astringent finish that ends dry. This is a fairly full bodied & complex porter.
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robust? I’d say. Bottle. Black. Very black. I poured it and the room got dark. Virtually no head to speak of, just a collection of tan bubbles. Lots of coffee and chocolate in the nose. Very sweet aroma. Some soap (?!) too. First sip ... very roasty. Also, very chocolatey and coffee-y. It finishes a little hoppy and bitter, and dry. Overall, it’s not too bad
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of charcoal, coffee, and chocolate. Very nice roasted flavor, with some of that chocolate in the aftertaste. Good stuff.
hershiser2 (1271) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells and tastes of chocolately coffee, but mostly coffee. Roasted, tasty malts all throughout. Finishes dry. Very nice.
Ungstrup (29950) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A black beer with a chocolate brown head. The aroma is of chocolate and coffee. While the flavor is sour with notes of coffee leading up to a dry end. But the body is unfortunately thin. Thanks Mike for trading this one with Jeppe.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome looking porter. Dark, dark brown body topped with a thick, foamy, beige head. Roasted malt aroma. Mostly coffee in the flavor. A little bit of chocolate, a little burnt. Great porter!
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown body, thick brown head. Coffee, lots of it, in the aroma with a roasted tone. Dark roasted almost burned flavor, again with plenty of coffee, Little thin in the finish. Another good one from Mike (Eyedrinkale)!
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - thanks to slob! Pours ebony brown with a large foamy tan head that diminished mostly. Lovely aroma, rich roasty chocolatey malts and floral, earthy hops. Sweet, sweet malt flavor, hints of chocolate with a coffee bitterness and tart and dry, hop finish. Full body and tingly carbonation. Very enjoyable beer. Yea Bert!
madsberg (10480) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Pitch black coloured. Light brown dense head. Coffee, roast, malt and light fruit notes in the aroma. Flavour is cholatish and roasty and somewhat watery. Thin bodied and light roasty in the end.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Loads of coffee in the nose, very intense. Black body, with a ruby tint, small tan head. Coffee and roasty flavor. A bit thin in the flavor.