nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2003
Sugary parma vilet type aroma. Rich ruby to dark colour with a massive head that just keeps going. Good coffee tones with hints of fruit. Very dry finish, quite thin for a porter. Good stuff though. imdownthepub (14441) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2003
Bottle Conditioned, aged 2 yrs+. A deep maroon red colour with yeasty brown head. Fruity nose, plums?. Sweet plus dry malt flavour with more friut, still plums and blackberry. Then dry bitterness almost chalky. Left me wanting more. rauchbier (3880) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2003
Bottle conditioned. Deep red colour, moderate thin beige head and moderate condition. Blackcurrant start then became woody with a whiff of metallic Rodenbach tart notes. Oaky in the mouth and iron-like but nowhere near as tart as the aroma suggested it could be. Finish was dry with a slight roasted edge.
Radek Kliber (7316) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 25, 2003
Unusual porter, very light and soft. Yes it is distinctive, especially in its drinkability but it is lacking some of the complexity one might look. bierkoning (13201) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2003 Earthy smoked malt aroma. Thin and fairly watery. Roasted malt in the falvor, fairly fruity (blackcurrant) and some licorice. A hint of apple sourness.Re-rate: same brew, tasted half a year later: apple sourness has developed into a vinegar sourness. Apple and mustard is aroma and flavor.
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2003
Murky reddish-brown colour with a very small tan head. Aroma of malt & overripe fruit & celery. Thin body with a tart, fruity flavour and a bitter finish with a whisper of chocolate at the end. Seemed more like a fruity brown ale than a porter. dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2003
Can you say wild yeast infection???????? Some tartness and yes some rotten vegetables, leading to a cidery thinness. I got an infected bottle to be sure. It sounds like a few others got it (Paul, Josh?). There is enough chocolate rosted malt character to divert the attention away from the flaw, but it is wholy distracting. I'm bringing my bottle back for a refund. Will rerate when i get a bottle from a different batch. mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2003
muddy dark brown colour, small tan head. sweet raisiny aroma with malty, appley hints. nicely complex flavour of chocolate, nuts, mixed fruit, smoke and tartness. earthy bitter finish. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2003
Deep brown in colour. Sweet aroma, flavour is smokey, bitter, sour. Finishes with a big smokey bitterness. shorlin (721) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - JAN 21, 2003
Deep brown black. Perhaps even red. Nice tan head which was peaked and solid. Nose has fruit (dried fruit?). Beer is quite dry and a little thin. Flavour is dominated, almost one-dimensional, with big fruit flavour. I'm thinking pear, but apple may also be the best description.