arbysauce (3) - Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2006 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very dark with a cream colored head. Nice aroma, coffee flavors were most pronounced followed by chocolate and a hint of smoke. Excellent porter and will not hesitate to buy again.
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Penny Lane Pub in Richmond. An immensely dark brew with a thick creamy head that stays around for the whole experience. Taste was roasty, but not in your face. It finished with a nice creamy texture and the slightest bit of a hoppy finish. Great beer, but just a tad expensive.....
kepano (277) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fullersí Porter comes in somewhat of a faceless black bottle, a nearly invisible vessel devoid of any character assuming an equally bereft profile. Luckily, the contents tell a very different story. The habitual rich charcoal hue reminds of a Ludditeís nightmare, the oily cogs of machinery laboring to erect what in this case seems to be a sooty grey crown that emerges only to disappear as hastily. Smokey coffee and chocolate aromas develop to produce a delicious nose comforted by a dose of soothing cream, the perfect blend for contemplating oneís own quenched empire while protected of the pluvious outdoors. The robust flavors of coffee, sausage and green vegetables gives substance to such a remarkable brew, that still caters to the softer palates with its velvety texture and lightly warming alcohol. Brilliantly depressing if youíre joyous, but youíll find nothing more consoling.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Now this is a Porter to be reckoned with. Iím telling you man, I will judge all porters, excluding Baltic styles, by this specimen. Pours coffee black w/ full creamy tan froth. Aroma of dark cocoa, roasted coffee beans, vanilla, and leather. Full nectar w/ soft residual effers. Dry with complex flavors of dark cocoa, roasted coffee and nuts, leather, cigars, and vanilla bean. The finish is perfectly bittered for your next sip. Overall: Well ballanced, complex, perfection. I wanted for nothing. I loved it, highly recommended.
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mondial de la BiŤre de Montrťal; This is surprising, its a Porter, but it taste just like a Stout. Rich coffee flavor with chocolate tint as well as some orange tint. Rich in mouth and goes down really well. Dark color.
eaglefan538 (3042) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured dark brown (some reddish edges when held to the light) with a nice initial head that went by the wayside before long. The aroma was of burnt chocolate and nutty. The flavor was much of the same with a pronounced bitterness. The nut undertones were most surprising, as this rivaled some of the nut browns Iíve had (in that sense). Mouthfeel was moderately thick and rather carbonated. Overall, a nice beer. However, this one is overpriced for what you get.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle: pours black with brown hue and brown head. aroma is strong of chocolate malts and exibits a rich bready smell. the flavor is up front rich and dark with tons of chocolate and coffee with enough hops to balance out, but they are not what is displayed. palate is velvety smooth. Excellent brew
DeppityBob (28) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2006
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
So far, my favorite of all time. Wonderfully smoky, not overpowering, smooth, caresses the tongue like velvet does your thigh. Itís bold but has little bitterness, yet it doesnít sacrifice anything in its malty goodness. Coffee and a little cocoa, a hint of spice but not enough to interrupt your train of thought. This is a beer for the reward of a hard dayís work.
KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazingly rich porter. Well balanced, rich aroma, sweet and dry at the same time. A mtruly great beer. Coffe, prunes, port, the works.
HenrikSoegaard (13828) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good head. Mostly lasting. Nice red-brown colour. Malty caramellic aroma. very smoked flavor. Long finish and oily palate. Nice beer but not my favorite.