Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled at Jerusalem Tavern, London.
Pours a foamy beige head on a deep amber/red body. Lots of honey in the aroma. Very sweet and somewhat candied. Flavor is bitter, artificial honey and candy notes. Very odd, like medicine.
YogiBeera (2450) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled: Mahagonz color, fizzy head. Honey, cherry, roibush nose, also kind of like mulled wine but the closest discription how it taste would be childrens Emeukal cherry cough drops. Bitter taste, like sour cherries, weird - really like medicine.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2004
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
I was surprised a porter could taste this bad. Someone else said dirty socks which isn't far from it.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer from a look or smell perspective but this beer is extremely sweet. It was hard to put down the entire drink.
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, brown color. Aroma more delicate than the Old-Style Porter: malt, roasted malt, liquorice, phenol, caramel. A strong roasted malt character, with caramel and liquorice, just softer than the Old-Style Porter, IMO the final is a bit bolder.
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2004
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Brown, with thin fast fading head. Nose of dirty socks. Very musty, slightly earthy & molasses taste. This stuff is crap!!!
RichardGretton (4229) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very black porter with a small creamy head and a cough mixture like aroma. Bitter and creamy tasting flavour. Overall a very different type of porter than normal, the cough mixture aroma has a very negative effect on the overall impression of the beer.
rauchbier (3596) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep red brown, poor off white head and moderate condition. Sweet coffee and malt with a hint of smoke in the aroma. Lots of roast barley and sweet chocolate in the mouth laced with some licorice. Finish is chalky with an intense roast barley dry bitterness. Slightly more balanced than the Old Style porter from the same brewer.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask conditioned, Jerusalem Tavern. Dark, chocolate brown with a creamy brown head. Tremendous amount of floral aroma, lots of musk as well, and then as if it's not enough lots more floral. Tastes soapy, sudsy with the flavour all arriving the split second you drink it. It’s all upfront with nothing at the end but a mediocre bitter finish, no malt at all. This beer had lots of flavour, I just didn’t like any of it. The Old Style Porter they do is a lot better.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sweet honey-like nose, dark hue with an off-white head, very rich, honey taste which also has malts and a toasted sensation, creamy and silky, malt aftertaste, I really enjoyed this to begin with but later on into the bottle I started to find the sweetness too cloying and have bumped down the rating.