Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle,thanks rich. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Poured a nice deep black with tan head. Flavor was good chocolate, vanilla and caramel combined with nice grassy hops. Palate was oily and full that finished sweet and easy. Overall a nice treat indeed.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
coffee and licorice coming out of the aroma, with a hint of chocolate. pours a solid black body with a thick coffee flavored head that breaks down into little islands that float on top. lots of chocolate with licorice,grass, some vanilla, and caramel that are blended perfectly. a slick body, pretty thick for a porter, coats the inside of your mouth and the sweet chocolates make up the bulk of the aftertaste. this was very nice, and i owe BierKonig much love for sending this over.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear dark brown color with ruby highlights and a ring of light brown lace. Very attractive aroma of rich malt, chocolate, raisin, plums and figs. Excellent flavor of rich and slightly roasted malt with chocolate, raisin, plums and figs with a bitter finish. The body is medium with a slightly dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. This is a rich and complex beer, great stuff.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at RBESG’05. Pours a very dark brown, with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted, malty, hints of smoke. Taste is slightly sour, roasted, almost burned, toasted bread.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black with a thick beige head. Woody, sugary, burnt nose, with some acidic hints. Sweet, roasted, coffee-ish, caramelly flavour with notes of chocolate and alcohol. Thick mouthfeel. Aftertaste is present for quite a while. Some notes of dark fruits in finish.
itsnotabeergut (4) - POLAND - SEP 12, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copernicus. Chopin. Madame Curie. John Paul II. Zywiec Porter. This absolutely outstanding, amazing beer is one of the reasons I’m glad I live in Poland.
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 3, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2009 Thick black colour, big brown head, lasting. Strong taste, roasted coffee, slight caramel flavour. Surprisingly only slight alcohol notes. Drinks very well. Great beer
haukur (1305) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2012 a wonderful beer, more like an imperial stout than a porter, very roasted, malty, spicy, well masked, some cocoa, very complex, incredible good
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared coutesy of egajdzis (thanks!). Poured a dark black with an average to larger sized tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, dark fruits, and light caramel. Tastes of light chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malts and light coffee. I never would have guessed this one was 9.5%. Medium bitter.
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Black opaque colour, mediumsized brown head. Sweet roasted malt in aroma. Sweet roasted malt in flavour with caramellish hints. Very good one!