hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a thin head. Molasses and roasted malt in aroma. Burnt, liquoricy taste with hints of chocolate and some caramel. Finish is somewhat acidic.
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark ruby and brown color with a light khaki colored head. Teh aroma is very sweet with molasses and some milk chocolate. There is also some vanilla. This reminds me of a high quality hot chocolate. The taste is lightly roasted dark chocolate and raspberries. There is also some light coffee notes that complement the roasted flavors. The mouthfeel is thin and a little sticky.
Kinz (3286) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, big initial head faded completely. Very faint milk chocolate aroma combined with tootsie roll. Flavor had plenty of dark fruit, currants, hint of molasses, a touch of roastiness, chocolate liquor, and gran marnier. Once it hit almost room temperature, the flavor really was quite nice. Don’t know if this is really a stout, but who cares? Interesting Belgian take on the style.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Paul. Interesting dull ruby body with a silky tan head. Very perfumy aroma with caramelized malt and lightly roasted marshmallows. Flavor of dried cherries, chocolate, light roast, and a nice sweet finish. Good dessert beer with nice subtle, Belgian characters that defy description.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours deep bronze with a large tan head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, slight roast, and sweetness. Flavor is smooth, citrus, fruit, slight roast, yeasty. Good body, damn good brew.
Christian (11111) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2011 Dark ruby with a bubbly, light brown head. Malt and molasses aroma with a touch of alcohol. Sweet caramel, slightly burned flavour with a hint of port.
Re-rate on tap at Christian Firtal, 2011: Lots of dried fruit aroma, figs and prunes, along with dark sugar and a hint of licorice. Sweet, dark sugar flavour dominating, with dried fruit and a spicy touch. Slightly oxidized, but only in a good, vineous way
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark mahogany brown with a nicely-lacing light tan head. Lightly sweet, Belgian malty aroma has a touch of bready yeast, some roasted character and a hint of tartness. Body starts with a toasty caramel maltiness, some biscuity flavor and a touch a tart fruitiness toward a lightly roasted, bittersweet chocolatey finish. A unique and enjoyable beer.
PorterPounder (5538) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Habersham Beverage Warehouse, Savannah, Ga. 11.2 oz bottle. Very dark, ruby red to black pour with a sticky, creamy and long lasting mocha colored head that lasts a long time and leaves sticky lacing. Sweet aroma, some chocolate, rum, hint of coffee. Sweet flavor for a stout. Some coffee, a bit of German chocolate, some alcohol, hints of molasses. Thickish mouthfeel. Very warming - would make a good night cap.
beastiefan2k (2419) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 28, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, poured into a small pilsner glass. Color is a very dark copper, slightly translucent. Medium head. Aroma is not strong, slightly malty and alcoholic. The taste is malty, like a cheap scotch ale. Too much carbonation for me. Leaves a nasty bitterness on my palate. By the way, there is no way this is a stout, more like a Scotch Ale for me.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ok, first thing about this beer is that it sure doesn’t look like a stout. It’s a muddy dark brown with an enormous tan head. It’s actually a rather attractive beer even if it doesn’t look like a stout. The aroma is decidedly more stout like with strong notes of coffee and chocolate. The taste is once again stoutish with a great roasted malt flavor and plenty of coffee and chocolate in the background. Just a little bit of alcohol in the finish. Smooth mouthfeel. Very enjoyable stuff.