imdownthepub (11292) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, Pasteurised. Black to brown colour with thin beigy head. Good sour wooden oaky flavour with plenty of forest fruit, just going over. Smoky coffee and dry finish.
Ratman197 (11100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml flask shaped bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a dissapating amber head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, mocha and some roastiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt and some charcoal with a smooth slightly bitter finish.
bierkoning (11044) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coffee, licorice and brown sugar in both aroma and flavor. Sweetish, medium bodied. Bitter walnut aftertaste. Tasty, but the licorice character is somewhat exaggerated. Nevertheless a fine beer.
Lubiere (11014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black but clear beer, with a thin head. Bitter chocolate, slightly roasted aroma. Very bitter, roasted malts with some sourness, a good dose of hops, with not much sweetness. medium dry body.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
clear dark ruby red, whispy beige head, sweet carmel malt aroma with soft floral hops, thin body, light carmel flavor, light chocolate character,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 3/10; Overall: 5/20
BeerandBlues2 (10711) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Comes in a flask bottle which is quite unique. Pours a wonderfully clear and clean mahoganey with virtually no head, but what is there is tan and lasts only seconds. The aroma is a sweet dark chocolate that makes your mouth think it is about to get into some fine dark and smooth piece of chocolate. Coffee notes follow and then a bit of hop tickles your nose. Initial flavor is a silky smooth roasted chocolate malt flavor that finishes mildly hoppy. A full-bodied palate and silky mouthfeel.
FatPhil (10702) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
Lovely rich chocolate fudge cake aroma, not so huge, but very nice. Maybe it will express itself a bit more as it warms. Quite full in the palate, but the carbonation is quite harsh. Nice aged sharp autumn leaf retronasals and some spikey esters too, and the chocolate fudge cake crops up too later. All that and a nice full roast, and dry old hops too. Almost drying the mouth. All the old aspects live on in the finish. Lovely porter. St. Peters are back on form, it seems, which is welcome. Could happily have a second.
madsberg (10684) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: Dark amber coloured. Chocolate brown lasting head. Malt, chocolate and sweetness in the aroma. Pleasant and balanced. Flavour is filled with Valrhona chocolate, roastyness, light liqourice and fruit notes. Is creamy and well balanced. Has a chocolatebitterness in the end. This is a good one.
jtclockwork (10663) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice black pour with almost no head. Nose is resins and malt. Taste is tree bark and maple. Rated 6/20/02
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Stamped 8142. Pours a deep copper color with a medium head. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma is chocolate primary with slight roasted malts and tobacco. Taste is bitter roasted malts with coffee and chocolate notes. Some subtle tobacco here as well. Medium bodied.