DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
the bottle is absolutely awesome. . a heavy solid ceramic cask with a stopper...
it carries with it highexpectations that as much attention and creativity has been given to what is inside. Alas, such is not the case.
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ceramic swingtop 75cl bottle labeled Hoogstraten Poorter. Served in a snifter. Pours a crystal clear, dark red with a solid 1-finger, rapidly disappearing head. Aroma of lightly toasted malts and some caramel. Mouth-feel is medium, moderately creamy with some carbonation sting. Flavor is distinctly dry with a focus on roast malts. Finish is dry, slightly bitter, almost but not quite astringent.
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAR 1, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Seemed thin at first, but the flavor got fuller as it warmed up - more of a brown than a porter. Overpriced (nice bottle), but otherwise likeable.
DCopperfields (145) - Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old style Belgium Brown. Not much head, what little ther is is brownish. Beautiful light brown, re-stoppable flip top porcelain bottle.
Nose is mild and sweet, somewhat candylike. Taste is not too complex, with some malt sweetness dominating, and a sweet, candy like aftertaste. Good alcohol warmth finishes this brew.
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
the one thing that stood out with this beer was that it was flat. i mean FLAT, like water. maybe it was old or something, but i found it very interesting. otherwise, i think it would have been awesone with some fizz. maybe next time...
AvantAle (50) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2007
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottlle. This beer smells like RC Cola. I actually stopped rating it half way through. I didnít want to drink it, let alone concentrate on itís lack of flavor.
ObsceneOne (32) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2007
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
POOR is word all around for this beer.
Flat and Plain from poor to sip to poor down the sink. AHHH never again
JB99 (27) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I agree with psychprof on this one itís alot like one of my homebrews that was intended to be a dubbel but I used a different yeast. This on is a very nice brew but not my idea of a porter maybe the monks had a few toomany themselves when they made labeled this one, but a cool bottle and I donít know the alcohol level but it is up there as most belgiums are.
sspc (17) - Texas, USA - APR 7, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice tight bubbles in the head, great smell, somewhat typical belgian flavor but good none the less. lots of roast. i dont really see it as a porter.
Maxx0xxaM (5) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2007 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Was a little shocked at the intense hopps aroma and flavor, but I enjoyed it a lot. found two bottles at a liquor store in Indy, havenít seen it since. After reading what everyone else had to say about this brew, I donít think we were drinking the same beer! I enjoyed it, a little pricey though.