ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2005
Dark brown body with beige head. Malty aroma with yeast and an acidic touch. Flavor has some roasted malts with a slight sour finish. Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Black with no head. Aroma was coffee and chocolate. Flavor the same with some grape or prune. Very smooth but a little watery. 11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Bottle. Deep black color with a nice brown head. Very nice roasted malt aroma. Full bodied. Velvety texture. Rich malty flavors. Yummy. Pailhead (6541) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Bottle: Roasty chocolate and light coffee aromas. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Chocolate up front with some fruit and sweet roasted coffee finish. A little sourness in the finish. AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Pretty vinous. A little on the thin side. To be honest, it was too sweet for me, for a porter. Even it was a baltic porter.
thedm (6225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2004
This bottled brew marked best before 12/07/04 poured a large sized head of frothy medium sized mostly lasting but soon collapses into a foamy thick head that slowly diminishes with dark brown colored bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body contained no visible carbonation, was opaque and black in color. No light can pass through this one its so opaque like a cave. Its aroma contained notes of creamy roasted malts dark malts and was very nice. Its mouth feel is initially flat and smooth with a lingering tingly palate. Its flavor contained thick dark beer brown malts and roasted notes. It was OK but not as goos as it looked thus disappointing me. It was more like a Schwartz beer than a porter. A very average brew. JK (6203) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2005 Surprisingly complex and full bodied. Black with a syrup texture. Huge malt aroma with wild rice and fruit. Flavor is complex with a great port flavor,fruit, malt, coffee, light chocolate, and a very good, mild acidic bite at the end. Excellent. Best at room temperature. TBone (17699) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2004
Bottled (BB 09/2005)hotstuff (5177) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Almost opaque black, practically no head. Aroma is burned malty. Sticky mouthfeel. Flavor of burned sugar - roasted, sweetish not very good balanced.
Bottle. Small tan head, good lacing, no visible carbonation, opaque, and a black hue. Malty, chocolate, coffee, roasty, burnt aroma. Sweet, chocolate, malty, smooth flavor. Aroma outweighs the flavor IMO. Smooth and dry mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Hansen (8595) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2004
Dark, almost black. Light-brown head. Low head. Burnt notes in the aroma. Flavor has the taste of burnt bread. Sweet.