caesar (5216) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark color, medium brown head. Aroma of honey and licorice, heavy roasted malts. Taste is sweet and sharp honey, roasted malts, some hint of meat. Finishes sweet and bitter, bit sticky.
jerohen (2010) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, sampled in Jerusalem Tavern. Clear dark brown coloured. Honey liquorice kind of aroma, like in some candy. Nice.
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, almost black colour. No head, almost no honey flavour traceable, in the nose or first impression. Just in the aftertaste some sweet traces, maybe. I would prefer it a little more sweet, and bitter too.
This beer is lacking deepness.
Ungstrup (29484) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2004
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A red brown beer with no head. The aroma is dominated by honey. The flavor dominated by honey but also contains notes of hops - which gives it a dry end. But the body is thin. For me this contains too much honey - or a too simple taste of honey.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark brown coloured. Extremely sweet and cloying. Too much honey in the aroma and in the flavour. I would never be able to finish a whole bottle of this.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2005 Almost black colored, hints of red. Little beige head. Strong sweet honey and vanilla aroma with mild chocolate. Thin to medium bodied. Sweet start in flavor, honey and vanilla are strong. Ends with dry tones, vanilla lasts in aftertaste with some perfume.
johndoughty (4001) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yet another fine beer from St Peters. Dark but not exactly jet black this is a very drinkable porter. Traces of liquorice and a gentle background of honey. The flavours roll around your mouth with the only complaint being a little thiness.But overall a very desirable drink.
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2004
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This beer started out alright. Dark brown colour with a ruby tint and a light brown head. Nice lacing. Very fruity aroma, cherry and chocolate, cookie dough, and flowers. Taste is god-awful though, cough syrup (even the bottle looked like a bottle of cough syrup) and perfumey like baby powder. A bit too sweet. Finish is long but it tastes like somebody dumped perfume into a beer and then put it into a bottle. This has to be the strangest beer I've had to date. Although interesting, I just couldn't get past the medicinal quality and I had to dump it. Ten minutes later and I still can't get the damn taste out of my mouth.
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled, 4.5% ABV, BBE 06/2005) Very dark, blood-red color, with a very small head. An interesting aroma with dry, chalky stoutiness combined with sweet honey. Roasted-malty dryness hits you at first, followed by very dry, ashtray-like chalkiness, and finally some bitterness with ashes still clearly dominant. Honey doesn't really taste at all - I can only (barely) smell it. The style, in its dryness, is much more like a stout than a porter. Yes, it's a truly original experience. Good or bad - that's your choice!
TBone (12816) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (alc. 4.5%)
Very dark brown, smallish coffee head and lace. Aroma is interesting strong honey mixed with hops. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malts, some honey. Hops give bitter finish. Mixing porter with honey makes mixed feelings too, but basic of this porter is excellent.