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 I’ll 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 it’s 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 (8619) - 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 I’m not sure it’s supposed to be there.
-Dark chocolate links the brash roastiness to the molasses’ sweetness.
-As Joris says, this is a severe porter, but it is a pleasure to tame it.
Bottle; no date.
waolsen (1371) - 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 (2160) - 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.
jimhilt (2473) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar Seattle, Wa. Pours with one-finger light tan head that goes quickly leaving a little lace. Black color. Roasted coffee nose. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Starts with a roasted /burnt coffee flavor, same finish. $4.50 for a 16oz glass.
after4ever (6735) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours just about jet black (even in a skinny glass) with a fairly well unmanageably large tannish/pumpkin head. Not much lace, but gorgeous to look at. Big licorice and toast on the nose. Creamy attack, though it’s a medium body with light carb. Delicious chocolate and toffee mid-palate, with a little roast and hop bitterness in the finish. Outstanding example of a porter.
dret (22) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hoppy, sweet, robust, smokey. Just about what I look for in a porter. Could be a little thicker and creamier. I’m impressed though for sure. Light dryness. Hints of dark choco and coffee flavors.