fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark black brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, milk chocolate, coffee, coal. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (050808)
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is plumpudding, roasted malts, caramel and mildly wooden and sour coffeeish notes. Flavour is roasted malts, dry wood, raisiny sweet along with some earthyness.
joergen (18875) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at GABF 2008.
Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of caramel, chocolate, coffee and hops.
Roasted flavour of chcolate, hops and coffee.
omhper (18348) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Bard’s/Oddfellows, Cedar City, UT. Black, small beige head. Lots of chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied with fairly soft mouthfeel. Fairly dry with pleasant rich flavour of dark chocolate. Medium bitterness. Whoever designed this beer had me in mind - the combination of dryness, softness andrich dark chocolate flavour is spot on. Lovely porter!
cgarvieuk (12238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home ... Deep black... Very chocolaty malts ... sweet milky chocolate... tasty little roast quite dry ... a distinctive american tone not sure what it is but its something thats noty usually present in UK stout and porters... nice but unsatisfing in the end (though im still scoring above average)
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from GBBF 08. Very dark brown, thin tan head. Roasted malt aroma, milky coffee and some milk choc. Very attractive mocha in mouth. It rather dies in the mouth. A touch ashy maybe. A bit cola-ish in the middle. Some choc on finihs. Some blackberry/plum fruit. bit disappointing.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, some dark fruits, and grain. Flavor of roasted malt, grass, raisins, caramel, some cocoa, and earth with a dry finish.
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some caramel, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some coffee, light anise. Creamy light-medium body.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2001
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 Old score and notes. I judged this in the schwarzbier category at the GABF and I thought it was good enough for gold. I was outvoted, however, but yeah, it’s pretty tasty beer. I will update the notes and scores at such time as I can procure a bottle or pint for rating.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
black, thin tan head, roasted malt aroma with a touch of chocolate, slightly tart roasted malt flavor, light chocolate, boring
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 8/20