arjoseph (639) - 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 donít like, mostly because it doesnít taste like any porter Iíve 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, thatís not saying much though, because the flavor was pretty weak. Combined with the wateriness of it, I wasnít 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.
Ratman197 (9806) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ceramic swing top bottle poured a clear amber with a small off white head. Aromas of brown sugar, fruity, and light spice. Palate was light and dry. Flavors of straw, honey and spice with a dry finish. Sure doesínt seem like a porter to me.
jfm (1724) - Holbśk, 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.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2005
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
clear reddish brown color, no head but a few loose bubbles. interesting malt aroma, a little cheese souffle. no carbonation, flat. sweet malt but flat. ceramic swing top cap must have had a bad gasket.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ceramic bottle capped with a swingtop - Pours very dark brown with absolutely no head at all. Aroma is nutty, caramel, and a bit of candy sugar. Flavor is very similar also a dusty barnyard type of background to this one. Some yeast also. Palate is way too thin and watery. Just not enough body for me. I was definitely more impressed with the bottle than with the beer inside.
cheap (4054) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
In a ceramic flip top bottle, only to find out haagstraaten is sterkins. Not as dark as most porters. Light rootbeer w/foam head. Spicey perhaps clove aroma. Wierd like unsweetend iced tea. Odd flavors, nothing like american porters. Very unique. Donít think this is actually a porter, and oh I see it is a belgy ale. Hides the 6.5% rather well.
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I found this a major disappointment! Very unique bottle for a watery, thin, lifeless beer. Might be the lightest porter, and surely the clearest one out there. Green leafy, cabbage, and peat aroma. Some hops there. End is almost sour and strange. I hated it.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cloudy deep amber with a small tan head. Dark fruit sweetness in the aroma with some roasted malt. Fruity sweet flavor, a bit watery.
Beerman6686 (4346) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This poured a murky brown color with a thin eggshell white head. Aroma was old chocolate milk and stale 2 row malt. Flavor was sweet artificial chocolate, and stale blah, i dont know.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2006
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cap comes off with no sound. Pours flat murky brown. Sour tar and chocolate aroma. Tart and thin with a multi vitamin like flavor. Not like any porter Iíve had.