jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Black color with a beige head. The taste is sweet with light coffee flavors. Hops dominate the palate with a slight dryness.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a bottle from RichlikeBeer. dark brown with a quickly fading tan head. a medium bodied porter with a bittersweet chocolate flavor. on the finish, the hops are mild and there is a hint of a coffee flavor. there seems to be an underlying acidic taste that just doesn’t sit right on my palate. not bad by any means, just not right for me.
joergen (25838) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Black colour with a beige head.
Extremely complex aroma of coffee, grass, hops and chocolate.
Flavour of chocolate, coffee and grass.
Thanks Ivan for sharing.
MikeT (76) - Hollis, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer poured a beautiful ebony in the glass and you did not have to put your nose to the glass to smell the roasted coffeee and dark cocoa.
A small, but thick tan head, that quickly dissapates to a dirty ring that clings to the glass all the way down.
The beer has a medium texture with a taste transition from sweet to hoppy and bitter. Somewhat syrupy on the palate, with a hoppy bitter finish.
One great Porter and triumph from Smuttynose.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body with a dense light brown head. Very nice aroma with roasted malts, coffee notes and a nice sweet touch. Roasted malty flavor, but really not that complex.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with a medium baige head. Roasted coffee chocolat aroma and a soft roasted malty hoppy coffee taste. Medium body and a roasted dry finish.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
black body, garnet edges. dark tan/sienna rocky head. sweet roasted malt/graham cracker/cocoa aroma. very dry roasted malt and coffee flavor. medium carbonation but somehow biting. hoppy aftertaste.
jb (2899) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark blackish color with tan head. The head goes away quick. Standard aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Sweet palate that ends with a nice hops kick. Full - bodied well - made porter.
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice porter. Aroma and taste of coffee, chocolate, hops and roasted malt. Black with a brown head.
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with brown head. Aroma has notes of hops. Taste is good with notes of hops, chocolate, roasted malt and sweetness.