SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ya know for a porter this isnt that bad. I dont like porters and to me this wasnt everything that a porter is. First off, cool bottle, just for that it gets some points with me on this one. The colour is clear brown not too dark with a thin tan head that is long lasting. The nose is some malts and soy to it, just a hint of toffie to it. The taste is clean, thin and bland with malts and some soy. Interesting but not very good.
rauchbier (3652) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, DBF 2004. Deep chestnut, moderate white head and gentle condition. Low malt, roast barley and yeast aromas, sweet caramel and more roastiness in the mouth which also lingers into the finish.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light brown with a light caramel aroma. Seemed like a cross between as light brown ale and a bock. Not really a porter by any measure.. nonetheless... Flavors of caramel with minimal bitterness... Unique..
arjoseph (640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2004
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2004 Bottle/jug into tulip glass. I might have found a porter I don’t like, mostly because it doesn’t taste like any porter I’ve ever had. At first, I thought that a "poorter" might be an entirely different beer, but Ratebeer tells me otherwise, so I have to believe it. The smell was outstanding: caramel malt and banana. It looked good too, ruby with some brown accents, a large foamy head that left beautiful large-bubble lacing on the glass. Downhill from there. The taste was dominated by a mint-like spiciness that overpowered the caramel malt and a tomato taste also present. When I say overpower, that’s not saying much though, because the flavor was pretty weak. Combined with the wateriness of it, I wasn’t sure if I was drinking beer at all. Carbonation was barely noticable, which was good, because any more of it would have masked the taste entirely. Disappointment in a fancy package.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep ruby in color with a large off-white head. Fruity aroma,yeast,malt and bread. Flavors of fruit and sweet toasted malt. A nice porter, but the packaging and price had my expectations higher.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light brown/dark orange with a fluffy off-white head. Sweet malts in the nose with a hint of chocolate. Watery body. Lightly sweet fizzy ending. A light simple porter in a fancy bottle.
fiulijn (16175) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful amber color. Malty aroma. Malty, a bit sweet, correctly bitter; enjoyable, no surprise.
madsberg (10608) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled @ DBF2004: Dark amber coloured. Light brown head. Malty and sweet nose. This is some shitty porter without any flavour what so ever. I can sense some vague smoke notes, but thats all. BORING.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - APR 24, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber coloured. Caramelly and fruity aroma. Sweet, malty and fruity flavour. An ok Belgian ale, but not much of a porter.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 24, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Chestnut color with a beige head. The taste is sweet, malty, fruity with a slight bitter sharpness in the finish.