madsberg (10786) - 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.
chandernagor (39) - Oak Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a large tan head. Aroma is rather sweet, with chocolate, caramel and raisins, but roasted as well. Flavor starts sweet (chocolate, brown sugar) and quickly turns into a bitter espresso-like taste, with smoke and burnt at the end. Light carbonation and oily texture. This ends up so bitter it is almost salty...
SDalkoholic (2232) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful thick khaki head that is huge at first but will minimize to a thin frothy head. Lacing leaves a bit of a smeared tan residue on the glass. Aroma is sweet caramel and smells just like mocha ice cream. Strong in its taste compared to other porters but then again thats why its called robust porter. A rich flavor of cocoa bean and caramel syrup. Light chocolate added but is barely noticeable. Thanx Eyedrinkale
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2006 Trade from Eyedrinkale. Thanks.
Smelled like warm just baked chocolate cookies and fresh brewed coffee. Poured like a stout. Dark black with a pinky thickness head that stuck around. Looked like a perfect stout pour instead of a light frothy porter. Flavor was creamy chocolate malts, but still roasty and full in the middle with a slightly bitter black chocolate and coffee finish.
The taste of a stout too just thinned down a little. Bitter end, but more of the chocolate and coffe and even some very mild sweetness. Appropriate porter mouthfeel.
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #300 and glad I picked this to be it. Very dark, very roasted aroma. Amazing coffee taste with a hint of chocolate. All roasty and toasty. C’mon cowboy light your fire!
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black with a large brown head. Aroma is bitter sweet chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Flavor is more coffee than chocolate but both are dominant. Lightly bitter finish. a little thin, light body. Medium length finish of bitterness and coffee.
hopdog (9851) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark black with a large (3 finger) brown head. Strong chocoalte aroma with roasted malts. Coffee comes out in the taste. Lightly bitter finish. Solid porter.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black with nice lasting brown head...roasty aroma with hints of sweet chocolate and coffee...taste was rich and roasty...mild chocolate but a lot of coffee for a porter...still a little thin for me...finish was coffee hop bitter...great porter though!!
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer poured a thick, viscous, black vile color with a massive orangey head which provided plenty of lacing on my glass. The aroma was strong then whafted away very quickly with chocolate, heavy hops, grass and coffee/mocha notes being present. The carbonation level is light even though it look menacing on the initial pour. The flavor is thick and syrupy, very west coast in its porter approach..one helluva hop bitterness in the finish. Chocolate grainyness, dry, smokey, a hint of pork its so smokey...malty but IBUeeeeeeyyyy bitterness in the finish. Thick and viscous in taste...medium to full bodied..leaning more toward the latter.