jcr (2680) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep ruby color. Aroma is roasty and sweet — chocoate and toffee. The flavor is full of roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of coffee and smoke. Slightly bitter aftertaste that lingers with a roasted coffee taste. Smooth and creamy on the palate. An outstanding porter.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome black body with a light ivroy head. Excellent chocolate malts and some creams, maybe some coffee accents as well. Good coffee accents in the body, great smooth ending.
NewSkeptic (5) - New Hartford, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear, very dark red brown (nearly black) with a small short lived head. The aroma is complex and a perfect blend of chocolate malts, roasted malts and earthy hints of yeast and vanilla. The aroma is so delightful you will want to breathe it in often while enjoying this porter. The flavor is exquisite - mild coco wrapped in sweetness supported by roasted malts and coffee, finishing dry and clean with a slight bitterness. The mouth feel is very smooth and creamy yet without coating. A lingering aroma of chocolate malt and coffee finish off the delightful experience. Fortunately Fuller’s London Porter is readily available and reasonably priced. Its complex flavor and aroma profile beg to be enjoyed as a solo beverage or as a dinner dessert.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was shocked to discover that I hadn’t rated this beer yesterday so I made a point of picking one up tonight. Funny thing is I have had this several times since I joined this fine community. Pours a genre defining near black color that is nonetheless brown. A lovely pungent aroma of coffee and chocolate assaults the nostrils with joy. Strong coffee flavors dominate this beer but a rich chocolate finish brings things back around in a lovely sweet fashion. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth and the lingering chocolate flavor is a delight long after the beer is finished. This is proof that a beer doesn’t have to be loaded with alcohol to be rich and complex. A great beer that is fairly easy to find.
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2006
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown reddish pour with a light tan head. Awesome aroma roasty of chocolate and coffee. The flavor is toasty, with chocolate and coffee notes coming though quite nicely. Very malty on the tounge with a warm bitter coffee finish. This is a great porter, the best I’ve had so far. Very well balanced and great for the colder months.
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - FEB 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2006 This is the beer that turned me on to other beer styles besides mass produced lagers. Small disappearing head. Mouthfeel is wonderfully smooth. Creamy texture, complex flavors. My first porter/stout and probably the best I’ve tasted yet.
jgeiman (27) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. Bottle: pours a beautiful translucent ruby red with off-white medium sized head which disappears quickly. Some mild lacing. Chocolate, cherry, raisin and slight wheat notes in the nose. Malty chocolate/espresso taste then charcoal with a very smooth finish. The full mouthfeel followed by such a clean ending makes for a solid porter. Yummmm.
tenghave (404) - Taastrup, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2007 Øl (50cl) købt i Føtex for 15 kr.
Øllen er brun med flot brunt skum. Duften er brændt, og smagen er endnu mere brændt. Eftersmagen er maltet og meet brændt.
Tør og humlet og flad.
Duften er maltet brændt
Skinnyviking (9325) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Light brown creamy and lasting head. Wauw. Dark red almost black body. Again wauw. Liqorice aroma. Smooth coffee liqorice hops flavor.
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear brown-red body under a quickly-diminishing thick off-white head. Dry malty aroma - toffee, chocolate, charred wood, and a light rummy raisin thing. The flavor is also dry and malty - wood, chocolate malt, plum skin, and some dusty roast bitterness. I wish this stuff was sweeter, it would feel more satisfying.