SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle. Black with a dark brownish beige head that thins to a fine covering atop the beer. Milk chocolate and mild coffee, chicory and licorice aroma. Body is thin and a bit watery for the big aroma. Roasted malt and a mild splash of coffee flavor tossed in. This is a good porter, but not quite up to the high ratings it is getting here.
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque black with a medium tan head. Prominent roasty mocha nose, very nice. Mmmm very deep, roasty rich chocolately flavor with the perfect amount of caramel sweetness underneath. Very well balanced with a little citrus hop note in there. Not astringent or bitter. The takeaway flavor is caramel chocolatey goodness. Alcohol content very well hidden. Doesn’t have a thick body like some stouts; more like classic medium/light porter body with soft carbonation. Very flavorful and drinkable. Highly recommended.
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
Really burnt and bitter. Not my thing, but loads of malt - it’s actually like a stout.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
snuck this one on the plane back from vacation. aroma (through the huge pillowy head) of milk chocolate, roasted malts and light coffee. medium bodied with a creamy mouth feel (don’t know if i like that in a porter???). flavor is initially coffee and dark malts. as it warms, it develops some red wine characteristics nuttiness and some ashiness. leaves a burnt coffee flavor in my mouth. missing that bitter/acidic/bitey flavor in most porters....very smooth and creamy
DYCSoccer17 (3675) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9 ounce bottle purchased from Monument Wine and Liquors. Aroma is of cigarettes and ash trays. Some licorice notes and metallic aromas are also present. Eh, not overly appealing. Opaque black body with a frothy tan head. This is beautiful, but I have to give it a 4 because it was crazy overcarbonated and spilled over when I opened it. Astringent, carbonated start. Becomes a little roasted, burnt, and ashy in the middle. Some light licorice flavors are apparent later. A somewhat dry, hopped, bitter finish with some metallic flavors, too.
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Trond’s house. Another quality product. Dark almost black liquid. Heavy and syrupy but oh so smooth. Creamy with chocolate, dark fruits, wheat and malt flavours. Really enjoyable porter. Quality blend of flavours.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black color with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, roasty, and chocolate. Flavor is malty, roasty, slightly smoky, and a hint of chocolate
PorterPounder (7729) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverages, 500 ml bottle. Dark purple to black pour with an ever present mocha colored head. Strong aromo of ripening fruit, coffee and chocolate. Solid flavor with day old coffee, baker’s chocolate and plenty of potting soil. Thickish mouthfeel - just enough chalkiness and grit. Excellent Porter.
nimbleprop (7946) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Left me start this by saying, I drank this immediately after drinking the Olfabrikken Porter, so needless to say, it came in second. Pours a watery opaque black with a slightly off white head that faded quickly. Smells of roasted malt, sugar and dark fruits. Flavor is malty, but not too roasted, toffee, oranges and more dark fruit. Finish is smooth but a little watery. Very drinkable and pleasant.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/30/07 From the bottle at Seattle International Beerfest. Aroma is heavy roast malt forward with lots of dried red fruit. Appearance is dark borwin with a persistant tan head. Flavor is complex with nothing exceptionally dominant. Flavors are blended from bread, nuts, roast, light bittering hops and all the little components of each can be tasted. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carb feel. Overall, a very well made porter; the only thing I could abject to is that much of the complexity it too ’stouty’ for what I consider a porter to be.