rlgk (9017) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber with a nice and creamy head. Aroma is smoked and burnt. Some smoked fish but also sweet from cocoa and chocolate. Flaovr is burnt as well, with some bitterness.
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So, I turn my head for just a second, and the next thing I see is my 4 year old niece drinking my beer. She takes a swig and says "Yum! taste like Tootsie Roll!". Couple of points: 1) four year olds should not drink beer. 2) Her observation was, for the most part, astute. This is heavy on the chocolate flavor and a fairly rich mouthfeel.
omhper (18749) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Dark brown with beige head. Roasty plum aroma. Sweet and fruity. Rounded mouthfeel, but with simple malt character. Salty coffee finish.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Jerusalem Tavern, London.
Dark brown with little to no head. Mild toasted malt aromas, slightly soft, yet well blended. Closer to old then porter, if you know what I mean. One of my preferred drops as the Jerusalem, that’s on there regularly.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a medium sized head. Milky aroma with some tar. Compact flavour of dried fruits, roasted malts and coffee. Dry ending with a pronounced bitterness.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid porter, with a bit of an oily pour, and some stout like qualities. A very solid but light roasted flavor, with a bit of a winey finish.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
not too much in the way of aroma. Good roasted flavor throughout...almost a tannin flavor. Decent.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, bubbly small head. Milky aroma of coffee, chocolate with some roasty notes. Chocolate, milk in flavour. Some caramel notes in finish with some roasted notes.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - NOV 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark color. Strong bittersweet chocolate taste. A nice espresso flavor as well. Good complex oak flavors and a good bitter finish.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unique aroma of milk chocolate, toffee, some roastiness, a kind of dark fruity tartness and old wood. Clear red-brown in color, with a slight, fine head. Bready, toffee, lightly roasted and coffeeish malt flavor, with a gently bittering, tart, fruity finish. Light-medium body, with a brief, thin palate. Definitely very interesting, at least from a historical standpoint.