kopher (593) - New York, USA - FEB 6, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown with dark dark froth. Aroma is mostly malt. Strong alcohol, dark fruit, and malt flavor. Bittersweet. Full-bodied but not too syrupy. more dry like a stout. A bit flat. Very nice lingering bitter finish.
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a bit of red and a dark tan head. Earthy/toffee aroma with some chocolate and sweetness. Caramel/toffee flavor with some earthiness, slight roast, and some backing bitterness. LIngering caramel and darker malts. Medium body.
bhensonb (12128) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of dark malt and a little dark fruit. Dark brown color transmits some ruby notes, and the tan head is vigorous and lasting. Starts with a dark fruit quickly followed by carbonation and then very strong toasted malt. The malt tends to compete with the hop. Interesting stuff.
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark red / black color with a average good lacing light brown head. Aroma is licorice, light malty, sweet. Initial flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, finish flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Nice nad round, complex but still easy to drink...
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
pours dark with ruby tint, minimal patchy head. not much in the nose. sweet and dry, with a terribly annoying mouthfeel. not good.
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pitch black colour with a nice big creamy brownish head. Aroma of chocolate, well roasted malts, dark lagered fruits and caramel. Flavour has a good roastiness and chocolate in the beginning, then more round and caramellic with a dry bitter roasty finish. The alcohol is really not all that noticeable. Great porter!
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at the Grey Lodge in Philly. Very good beer. Nice sweet caramel taste. Alcohol was hidden rather well.
IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; Nose of caramel with a little papaya fruitiness; opaque black witha medium tan head; Sweet caramel flavor with licorice and a small hop bitterness coming from the medium thick body and a small hop finish.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(sample from irishboy)very nice looking brew i must say.black body with crimson hightlights.brown 1/2 bubbly head that leaves sticky lacing as it sits.aroma is dark fruits (cloves,figs,etc.)along with some melon fruit(watermelon,cantoloupe,etc.)very sweet flavor,in fact to sweet.alot like maple syrup.not really my thing.
convex (31) - Wroclaw, POLAND - DEC 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bought a bottle in Poland last weekend on the way home. Pours really dark, would with a normal zywiec disappearing head. has a rather pungent roasted aroma with a tangy alcohol bite, almost like an caffe corretto. it’s quite thick with a a very creamy texture, a bit of bitterness at the end. All in all a good beer, especially considering that it clocks in at 9.5%. Just not really my style. 330ml will set you back about 2pln