jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark brown with a large tan head. Nice lacing. Nose is mild of roasty malt and coffee, taste adds bittersweet cocoa and even more roasty notes. Creamy, but thin mouthful? Overall, pretty good. Thanks BuckDich for sharing.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black pour with a thin light brown head. Aroma of coacoa with roasted malt and hops. Solid flavor of coacoa, roasted malt and hops with a dry and bitter finish. The body is light with a powdery texture and medium carbonation. A nice porter.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate sweetness with plenty of fruit character in the nose. Opaque black body is topped by a low tan head that lasts well and laces. Chocolate sweetness and fruitiness reminiscent of raisins occupy the tastebuds with a doughy, bready malt character. Medium body with decent carbonation. Bottle sampled with beerbuzzmontreal, cathschlag, MartinT, Siroy and Yowie.
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared to me by Battlekow.
Pours like aguiness, only thinner, so Iíll call it burnt brown/black.
The head is decent, and basic.
the smell is awesome, rich with sweeter malts and a little coffee bitterness, slight toffee. Finishes as raisins.
The taste is a little limp and the mouthfeel is non existant, so I will let it warm up.
Okay itís warmer, and the taste is a little more forward. It nutty as hell. Limp, and a little underwhelming.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body with a short-lived tan head. Pleasant initial chocolaty roastiness, like burnt toasts with Nutella. Then the fruity flavours take over. Grapes, raisins, plums, etc. Vinous and even a bit sour. Too fruity and vinous for me. An ok beer. Started promising but the train ran out of steam.
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown. Roasted malt aroma. Hints of cocoa. Nice coffee and bitter chocolate flavor. Palate is a bit thin with dry finish.
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. brown almost black color with a medium tan head. roasted coffee aroma. coffee, semi sweet chocolate and nut flavor. Very nice experience. A
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Any first impressions?
-A sheet of foam rests atop the brownish black.
-Potent roastiness emerges from pungent vinosity, for an alluring and unsettling aroma.
-Talkative molasses and boastful roastiness stave off the fruity sourness.
-The soft, large bubbling reminds that of their IPA.
What if you dig deeper?
-Roastiness claims the finish, which was predictable due to its raw strength in this beer.
-A meaty, red wine vinegar tinge gives its personality, but Iím not sure itís supposed to be there.
-Dark chocolate links the brash roastiness to the molassesí sweetness.
-As Joris says, this is a severe porter, but it is a pleasure to tame it.
Bottle; no date.
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle compliments of glkaiser. black pour thin head. coffee, sour malt, hoppy aroma.
very smooth creamy mouth. pleasant coffee, slightly sour malts and fresh hops in the finish. This is easy drinking an well made.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Translucent lackish brown with a lacy light brown head. Aroma of smoke and roasted malt. Creamy medium body and moderate carbonation. The bittersweet taste has some coffee, chocolate, toffee, spice and nuts. Smoke and espresso bitter finish.