kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with reddish highlights. S thick and creamy tan head leaves nice lacing as it crests the beer for the duration as a thin layer. A strong roasted malt scent with some smokey hints prepares you for this quintessential Porter. Faintly sweet upfront with more robust malt flavors dominating before a strong bitter finish reminiscent of coffee finishes leaving your mouth with a pleasant bitterness. The sensation is smooth and rich, and dry throughout the range of flavors. Perfectly balanced, I loved this beer, and will make it a staple in my fridge. Updated 02/8.
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown almost black with little off white head. Very british - a little on the thin side - but all in all a pretty good porter.
Dinobrown (46) - Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz pour a dark brown almost black with very little head. The aroma is distinctly british and the flavor is deep and that of burnt toast. Very rich and nicely smokey.
thornecb (5809) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark, cola color into a pint. Quickly receding head uniformly gathers around the edge of the glass. Dark roasted caramel, chocolate and coffee notes. Full with a roasted bitter hop finish that lingers.
gunnfryd (14637) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled.Deep red-black colour. Brown head.Roasted chocolate aroma. Pleasent roasted chocolate flavour. A hint of roasted finish.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 12 oz bottle. Big 3 inch head. A tan bubbling cesspool as it settles to a slice of loofa, then to doily. Deep ebony color. Aroma of 7-Up with just the faintest coffee and chocolate; more as it warms. Licorice and a little smoke. Taste is bitter and sort of chocolatey. Coffee comes through in the middle. Creamy but not rich. I didn’t get the alcohol I expected but higher ABV might help. Hoping this would be close to the Alpha Klaus but just so-so.
Diogène (1207) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Very dark brown to black body with a medium brown head. Aroma is coffee, and chocolate. Taste is coffee, chocolate and malt with a nice touch of bitterness.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark cherry body with a thin creamy off-white head. Aroma of dark roasted malts and molassas. Flavor of coffee with light bitterness and chocolate malt, but with a decent helping of molassas.
beerdrinker101 (56) - USA - FEB 28, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A coffee aroma with plenty of chocolate. The taste is sweet and that of coffee. The bitter aftertaste is perfect. This is up there with the Anchor Porter.
decaturstevo (6116) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A rich coffee aroma with chocolate and malt. A quickly diminishing head with little lace. Light sweetness and excellent bitterness make this beer a true drinking pleasure. Creamy full body with soft carbonation across the tongue. Finishes with that bitter you gotta love. I’d love to be able to make one that is just a little sweeter. Man this baby is good.