fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2006
In my opinion this porter is far too sweet. It tastes like a homebrew that has too much unfermented sugar left in the bottle.
But as a positive, the beer has a good appearance. And you hardly taste the alcohol, despite the high ABV. Overall it’s just average, and that’s probably why it’s so inexpensive. $1.50 for a 16.9 oz, 9.4% ABV, imported beer... that’s bargain basement pricing right there. Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2007
Caramelly dark malt aroma with perhaps a hint of dark fruits. Sweet caramel in the flavour with no hint of roastiness or smoke. Brewbie (497) - New York, USA - DEC 1, 2012
500 ml bottle. ruby colored pour, very thin tan head. dusty cocoa aroma, taste. wow very different first taste, heavy on the chocolate, sweet. very roasty finish climberbob (497) - Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2017
Bottle into stout glass. Black but not opaque with tan head. Malty Vegemite chocolate aroma. Similar taste with licorice notes. Some metallic aftertaste. Ok.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone chicagobears (481) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2013
This 9.4% hides its alcohol well. Nice blend of chocolate raisins and coffee in the flavor. The finish is surprisingly mild and sweet. Seems to be missing that ’something’ in the finish. The sweetness lingers with some vanilla as I drink it more.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Really sweet porter, not particularly refined. Not much roasty or chocolately flavors, though I do taste a bit of wheatiness that I didnt expect. Tastes pretty alcoholic, even for a 9.5%. A little too thin of a body, but still an enjoyable beer. Not a great porter, but it does the job. Gromit (478) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Pours black with a nice tan head that left quite a bit of lace.
The aroma is odd; definate coffee and molasses, but there’s an odd alcohol scent there as well, as in, not just a typical one.
Flavor definately improves as it warms. Cold it had some odd stuff going on, but as it warmed it smoothed out. Coffee, chocolate caramel, toffee, dark fruits...
Palate is thicker than most Porters and perfectly carbonated. Overall, it’s good and worth seeking out.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2006
A black liquid with a whitish foam. Tastes of chocolate and caramel. Alittle sweet from the alcohol? No strong alcohol taste for being over nine percent abv. Quite heavy. with a strong body. Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2007
nice looking dark brown brew with foamy light brown head. lots of carbonation present on glass. Strong dark fruity aroma cherry notes dominate. Heavy body, malty sweet, nutty notes, dry and bitter. High alcohol but not apparent. Great taste. Nice warmth. LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2008
Pours a dark brown color with a small head. Aromas of sweet malt and molasses. Flavor is of roasted malts with heavy molasses flavor. Seems too sweet for the style.Not bad though.