Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark black porter with a thin moka head. Sweet chocoalte malts and light hops in aroma. Sharp crisp chocolate malts with coffee notes, roasted and pleasant. Rich nuts and nice hops in finale. Rich and sharp. On tap at Clarkís Ale House, Summer 2005.
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great! Iíve heard some have had bad bottles of this. Iíve never had a bad one, so it remains a top of the line porter for me.
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks beautiful in the glass with a big brown head and rich brown body. Tastes like peanut butter and malt. Creamy texture. A bit sweet, but not too much. Nice dry roasty bitterness in the finish. A slight touch of alcohol. Really nice beer for the fall or winter. Just feels goo to drink.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours black with a soft tan head. Aroma is roasted, malty, spicy. Taste is roasted dark malts and coffee
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark black pour, large dark tan frothy head.
Lactic cocoa and pine
Earthy sweet coffee taste.
Very good qualities, though, a lot of the forefront had a piney quality that didnít seem to fit.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from dirtymike. Thanks! Pours a rich, dark brown with a healthy head and nice lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is a bit of sour malt with a fusion of coffee and a hint of cherry in the finish. Palate is thin, but satisfactory. A good porter.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
for someone who doesnít like too many porters i loved this beer. caramel strong head. wondeful roasted coffe toffe flavor and smell. this was so good i dropped a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the second one i had. better than a rootbeer float any day.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(on tap at Portsmouth Brewing) Deep black with small tan head. Nice lace. Roast coffee aroma. Roast coffee flavors with balanced hops and malt. Full bodied. Not a lot of smokiness. They could have called it a stout. Really excellent porter.
adrian910ss (2446) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Liquid Smoke !!! Pours a dark black color with a creamy beige head. Smells very smokey, very coffeish, with a hint of roasted malts. Tastes like a stout at first sip. Coffee flavor spiced with smoked wood chips best describes the taste. One of the best porters iíve ever had, if not the best. Excellent.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the VTBrewfest - Poured a dark brown/black with a dense tan head. Aroma was malty with hints of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Excellent mouth feel. Flavor was of roasted malt, coffee astringency and a nice balance of malty sweetness. Finishes off with a smooth, lingering hop bitterness. Really good...