DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A big thanks to BBB63 for this one. This is another of the great selections that Mike sent me for our last trade. This one pours deep ebony (very little light transmittance) with a tan head. Aroma of malt, big chocolate, fruit, nuts, florals. Tastes malty, with a big chocoff finish, and some florals. I noticed some fruit and hops at mid-palate, and a chocolate syrupy element as it warmed. The palate was semi-dense and velvety. This is very complex, very well balanced, and very drinkable. I could chug one of these (of course I wouldn’t). This porter presents the pinnacle of porter perfection, punks! I have to check my scores, but I believe this is my top rated porter thus far. Thanks again, Mike!
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, little to no head, big time barley wine feel to it on the aroma, sweet chocolate milk flavo, pretty fuckin good beatch.
boto (1890) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. bomber: Thank you for trades, or I would have never gotten this gem. It pours an inky dark brown color. There was some tan head, but it dies down quickly. A pleasant aroma. A mix of hops, roastiness, coffee, and some smokiness. The taste is an all-out assault on your taste buds (but a pleasant assault). Smokiness, some chocolate, some hop bitterness coming through (although it is sweet to the taste overall). This is just flat out excellent. Thanks to TAR for the trade!
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost black with a red gleam colored body, foamy light brown head. Little mild in the aroma but nice and pleasant. Malt, smoke, hops and coffee tones. Smoke is dominating in the flavor along with bitter hops and roasted malt and an underlying sourness. Sharp bitter dry end. A really good and flavorfull porter.
Thank you Denton (Jokes) for trading me this one!
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 30, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was just plain awesome. Coffee, Chocolate, Citrus, and Floral taste, the hops are nice and balanced. I was expecting it to be good, but not this good.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is caramel, malt with a really nice hop profile. Cirtusy. Flavor is hops with a good burnt malt/chocolate balance. Body is full, smooth and creamy. One of the better porters yer.
Ungstrup (29802) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black beer with a fine tan head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with notes of coffe, citrus, and oranges. The flavor is dominated by hops combined with notes of coffee and chocolate. A wonderful beer. Thanks to Mads Berg for sharing this one.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This porter pours with a very dark brown body topped by a medium thick tan head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet yet bitter and malty with a slight smokiness and a touch of fruit. The flavor is slightly sweet and malty but mostly smokey and bitter with a slight coffee note. Medium to full bodied and smooth.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice aroma of herbs, leaves and hops. Great taste of roastiness and grapefruit. An awesome beer tasted in an awesome session thanks to Rastacouere and MartinT!
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours dark, with a thin head. smells of coffee, chocolate, and hops! god this is awesome! this is a lot better than fullers porter, i dont know why it is rated lower- regardless... coffee aftertaste that does not go away. hoppy flavor, hoppy aftertaste, hoppy in general. this is the best porter i have ever had, i challange someone to make a better porter than this. (fullers doesnt count because i dont like it more). not to mention these guys make great labels on their beers. wonderful beer!