DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2008 #900 in the gold-rimmed Rochefort snifter, and itís more than worthy. Tar-like pitch collared with toffee. Nose of juicy charred malt, apple peel, Marmite, bonfire. Pungently roasty with hints of bitter chocolate and vanilla, and plenty of earthy hops lurking in the background. Nothing fancy, just a creamy, lip-smackingly smoky stout.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a black body with mahogany edges and tall beige head. Aroma of maple, toastiness, raisins, soy sauce, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, and soy sauce. Alcohol is nicely hidden.
Eructoblaster (3640) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - 500ml. Opaque black body with low carbonation and a thich brown foamy head. Nice malty aroma with roasty, chocolate and hoppy hints. Wonderful, well balanced and complex malty/hoppy taste. It carries chocolate, coffeeish, brown sugar and some subtle vanilla notes. Alcohol is well hidden. It ends with a long, sweet, warming finish. Excellent example of the style.
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Odense-tasting at Scheffel.] Bottle from Anna, 2004-VINTAGE, 3 years old.
As mentioned at the previous rating Poland brews some good porters and thisone is the best according to this homepage. Much more better than a similar bottle sampled two years ago. Underyeast can be quite alcoholic, but itís all gone. Smooth and wellbalanced with notes of licorice, coffeechocs, roast and warmneth.
damienv10 (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black black cherry in color, almost entirely opaque with a thick tan head. Smells like plums, raisins and coffee. Light to medium on the palate. The heavy alcohol definitely gives a sweet impression but the porter is dry throughout. The flavor is predominantly coffee with some plum and root beer. The alcohol is a bit unharmonious with the rest of the beer. If it were lower in alcohol it might be really nice.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of chocolate, alcohol, more chocolate, toffee and lots of sweet qualities that are difficult to pin down. Tastes of chocolate with lots of licorice and some dark fruit (figs, some dates, rasiins mostly). As the beer warms, touches of tea creep in. Finishes of molasses.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle from BevMo (Mission Valley, S.D.) - Pours a dark brown color with a small light tan head. Thin lacing. Aroma and flavor is roasted malt, light choclate, and faint esters. Smooth palate. Medium body. A good beer.
Enjoyit (3734) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black of color with a off-white head. An aroma of liqurice, chocolate and bitter apples. A flavor of liqurice and bitter apples, notes of alcohol.
Christian (12552) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2 years old bottle. Black with a lasting off-white head. Roast aroma with licorice and chocolate. Smooth and sweet flavour quite roast and with a hint of alcohol.
Dedollewaitor (15324) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Odense tasting 29 sep, 2007: Black with creamy lasting head. Chocolate & other roasted malts makes it appearance. Strong coffee taste... Smooth & soft. Medium bodied. Very drinkable & nice..