Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2005
Almost black in color with a thick off-white head. Aroma is dominated by malts and chocolate. Dark chocolate flavor with some hops. Good porter. WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - APR 23, 2005
Not much of a smell to speak of... Mostly alcohol with a hint of mocha. But wow is it beautiful. Pours thick dark brown with a massive bubbly coffee colored head. Chocolate porter taste is quite good, but the aftertaste is where it’s at. The coffee flavor really comes out, and sticks around for a long time. Not my favorite porter of all time, but probably top 10. kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2005
Deep black with a tan head. Choc, roast coffee (fresh), and caramel aroma. Coffee flavour all the way through. Quite dry, lots of fresh ground coffee though. Medium bodied, touch watery. Nice, but dissapointing. frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2005
Topped off with a huge, spongy, light brown head that lasted in a puffy film, this was an opaque dark brown with lovely deep red highlights... showcasing a murky microcosm of slow effervescence. Aromas started with a chewy chocolate toffee, turning to a pronounced smoke, dough and dark fruit nose. Flavor was nice and bitter from start to finish with a pleasant, vinous middle. Well-roasted coffee flavors and a spicy bite at the end. Syrupy mouthfeel with a dry finish. Awesome. I may have found a new favorite porter.
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 16, 2005
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Great sleek and dark look. Smells immediatley of mocha or chocolate and coffee. Nice roasted malt taste that is thick and velvety smooth, that compliments the chocolatey coffe taste nicely. Great Porter.
sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 15, 2005
(Bottled) Very dark brown color with a small, lacy and disappearing head. Roasted-malty, sweetish and milky aroma with smoothly bitter hops and lots of coffee. Very roasted-malty and ashy, dryish flavor. Medium to full-bodied, low-carbonated, creamy palate. A very nice, dry and hoppy, yet smooth and creamy porter. Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2005
Roasty chocolate smell. Dark, Dark brown. Bitter chocolate and slight hops. Body is full for a porter but lacks definition. hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2005
Looks just like I’m pouring a cup of coffee, except that it has a big, light brown head. Smells like fresh bread with a hint of chocolate. Tastes like burnt coffee with a bitter, roasted barley finish. Medium thickness that leaves a dry feeling in my mouth. Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 10, 2005
Bottle. Black colour with a big baige head. Light roasted coffee chocolat aroma and a roasted dry coffee bitter chocolat taste. Medium body and a dry roasted bitter finish. fiulijn (20515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
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Black color; generous creamy head. The aroma is very nice, fresh and interesting, despite the age of the bottle, with black olives and chocolate, light vanilla; hops. The body is lean, there is a good chocolate flavor, with a bit too much roasted malt for my taste; in the final there are some roasted nuts too, quite dry final, almost harsh burnt character. Good enough.
Brown color. Some roasted malt aroma, with some hidden hops. Quite good Stout, with a one dimensional roasted malt character.