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 (2966) - 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.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and dark. Lots of chocolate, coffee and malt going on. There is a hint of hops which blends in well. A very nice drink.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - APR 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(on bottle) being this a porter, I have to argue the fact that IO thought it was a Stout: "I thought this beer to be more like a stout". That said, I liked it a lot; pitch black, witch small beige head. Comes out with a kind of soft nose, vanilla, roast, toffee and comes in with a lot of burnt caracter. becomes a little to tart after half a drink.
agl108 (1066) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2005 12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a thin head without much staying power. Aroma is of coffee and chocolate. Perfect level of carbonation on the tongue. Flavor is roasty. Overall, pretty nice beer even though I’m not a big fan of porters.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
rich chocolate aroma with just a tad bit of hops. deep brown opaque color, head was a little thin, a brown layer that evaporated quickly. medium to full bodied mouthfeel, with a burnt flavor coming in early and chocolates smoothing out into the end. almost no bitterness on the tail, making the end very smooth and clean tasting.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2006 Bottle from Lou18. Very nice! Pours with a deep black color and a beautiful brown head. Great lacing. Aroma is full of chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied and smooth. Pleasant chocolate flavors and a nice hoppy finish. Well done!8/4/8/4/16<P> Bottle from Santa consumed Dec. ’06. Black colored with a light brown/beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is roasty and chocolatey, fairly pleasing. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation. Chocolate flavors with a bit of acrid roasted malt that is a bit over done. Lingering bitterness, seemingly from the malt. Really a pretty decent porter but I’m knocking it down a few points from the previous rating. Irrational exuberance?
MolsonMan (58) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of coffee, and alcohol. Pours black with a brow head. Taste of chocolate and coffee. Cannot detect the alchol in the palate. The perfect night cap.