Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
Bottled. Pours black with a soft tan head. Aroma is roasted, malty, spicy. Taste is roasted dark malts and coffee JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Very dark black pour, large dark tan frothy head.
Lactic cocoa and pine
Earthy sweet coffee taste.
Very good qualities, though, a lot of the forefront had a piney quality that didn’t seem to fit. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Bottle from dirtymike. Thanks! Pours a rich, dark brown with a healthy head and nice lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is a bit of sour malt with a fusion of coffee and a hint of cherry in the finish. Palate is thin, but satisfactory. A good porter. hiphops (324) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2005
for someone who doesn’t like too many porters i loved this beer. caramel strong head. wondeful roasted coffe toffe flavor and smell. this was so good i dropped a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the second one i had. better than a rootbeer float any day. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2005
(on tap at Portsmouth Brewing) Deep black with small tan head. Nice lace. Roast coffee aroma. Roast coffee flavors with balanced hops and malt. Full bodied. Not a lot of smokiness. They could have called it a stout. Really excellent porter.
adrian910ss (2575) - Doylestown, PA, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Liquid Smoke !!! Pours a dark black color with a creamy beige head. Smells very smokey, very coffeish, with a hint of roasted malts. Tastes like a stout at first sip. Coffee flavor spiced with smoked wood chips best describes the taste. One of the best porters i’ve ever had, if not the best. Excellent. VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Sample at the VTBrewfest - Poured a dark brown/black with a dense tan head. Aroma was malty with hints of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Excellent mouth feel. Flavor was of roasted malt, coffee astringency and a nice balance of malty sweetness. Finishes off with a smooth, lingering hop bitterness. Really good... walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Draft. Baja Bean Staunton VA. Thick, blackish brown color, coffee colored head. Aroma of dark coffee, roasted flavored coffee, toasted malt, chocolate, etc. Mouth filling-- starts like a good draft stout, the sweetness of the porter style comes across in the middle, and it finishes more like a milk or oatmeal stout than a porter. Fantastic on tap. 3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Dark brown pour with tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate and nut aroma. Strong malt taste, quick bitter hop hit, smooths out with some coffee flavor and a final chocolate finish. Nice display of fireworks! And thank-you for the lesson in tasting. wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2005
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Bold and unforgiving black hue with a sadly shortlived creamy, tan head. I’m truly at a loss for a clever story here...instead, I’m going to give you a recipe for excellent brownies, because that’s what this beer brings to mind.
You’ll need: 2 squares unsweetened chocolate, 1 stick unsalted butter, 1 c. sugar, 1/2 c. all-purpose flour, 2 eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla, and 1 c. chopped nuts (optional). Melt chocolate and butter. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Stir in flour, vanilla, and nuts. Pour into a greased 10x6" pan. Cook at 350° for 30 minutes. To bring it inline with this beer, consider grinding a handfull of espresso beans into a powder and sprinkling them on top.
Wonderful balance of rich chocolate sweetness and roasty coffee bitterness. Hops could stand to be, well, nonexistent, but I can deal with them. Significant body with an oily smoothness, broken only slightly by the carbonation. Wie is de kleine krokodil?
12 oz bottle, snifter.