Sickboy282 (1114) - 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 (642) - 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 (17458) - 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 (11162) - 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 (5105) - 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.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear brown, tan head. nutty caramel and malt aroma more to style of a scottish ale than a porter. flavour holds more caramel and nuts with cocoa and fruity plum notes. nice.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark reddish-brown, with a light tan head, that fades into a small rim of foam. the flavor is nice and malty, reminds me more of a brown ale, than a porter. Lots of toffee and caramel, but slightly watered down.