PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 15, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2001, interesting aroma, chocolate malts, some hops, a hint of english hops... mahogany in appearance, with a tan head. the taste is of deep chocolate malts mixed with brown ale narstiness, the english hops adds a definitive dry note.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma dominated by cohocoate, English hops, and a distinictive "brown ale" smell. Appearance is a dark mahogany - excellent. Flavor is somewhat thin up front but shows itself in the finish with a deep chocolately taste as well as some hoppiness. Overall it is somewhat thin.
3fourths (7885) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2011 2001. Deep brown. Musty, coffee and smoke flavor. Old leather and old clothes aroma. Quite smooth and milky, flavors of amaretto and rum. Sweet and sickly at times. Very dry palate, corrosive. Sweet alcohol and amaretto, with a slightly hoppy and stouty character.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with a thick tan head. Rich soy, plum and brown sugar aroma. Taste of sweet brown sugar and roasted malt in the body. Smooth, robust palate masks the alcohol quite well. Great complexity and balance make this a very enjoyable and flavorful brew.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep, dark color with soy in the nose. Chocolate, a little smoke, and dark malts present in a nice balance. Chocolately sweetness at the finish. Lots of malt and little hop presence. Alcohol hidden completely.
Indra (2594) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some roastiness, toffee, dark chocolate and a slight sourness in the aroma. Ebony in color, fine head. Roasty, sweet, chocolate flavor profile, some breadiness, dark cherry-berry fruitiness, caramel and coffee. Roasty finish, almost grainy but sweet throughout. Some faint spicy hop flavors here as well. This bottle was a little old but it's obviously a quality beer.
pivo (2546) - GERMANY - MAR 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big sweet balsamic vigear-like nose, opague black color, low tight tan head. Thin malty body with strong tastes of roasted cocoa beens. Clean alcohol-laden finish with maybe some latent coffee and tobacco tones. Big, complex porter. Slamfastic! Great sipping beer for dessert.
YogiBeera (2449) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The optimum dessert! Nice chocolate, roasted coffee nose. Opaque, little foamy fast diminishing head. Tastes like pure milk chocolate, roasted coffeebeans. Textural thickness on the tongue, smooth and almost silky!! Great balance - more, I wanna have more!!! Thanks Ern so much!
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Milk chocolate nose with caramel apple hints. Full creamy mouthfeel. A little bitterness in the middle with a touch of acidity. Overall though a very sweet brew. Full of choclate and fruit flavors making it a pleasure to drink. Thanks to ern for this one.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 very very dark..it doesnt let light in like most porters..its contempt in its dark existence..it started with a decent tan head but that shrank to almost nothing but a thin film...the aroma was not expected..chocolate, alcohol, and burnt carmel covered berries in the nose..sweet chocolate with subtle bitterness with raspberries and more chocolate making spazmatik appearances in the flavor..slightly hoppy profile..yet smooth mouthfeel..bready/grainy sweet and malty finish..with a chocolate aftertaste..This had an unmistakable strong-lager taste to it?..they say its an ale..but im wondering if it might be bottom fermented...I might as well thank Ecrvich too..Thanks Ecrvich