Ungstrup (35087) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A red brown beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with notes of roasted bread and so is the flavor combined with notes of malt. A fine beer, but nothing special.
Hangover (1120) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near black pour with just hints of transparecy around the bottom of the glass. Tan head which although small, is lasting. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, cherries and a whiff of hops. Somewhat bitter flavor and pleasant on the palette. Enjoyed it.
DocLock (10091) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love this bottle, in spite of its color. This one pours dark brown with a big, creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma of coffee, malt, smoke, roastiness, chocolate, and peat. Tastes malty, with coffee, chocolate, smoky, roasty malt, and earthy peat at the finish. The finish is delicious...very smoky, somewhat earthy, with the requisite coffee/chocolate/roasty malt flavors of a good porter. Excellent beer.
freekyp (1980) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2009 Tremendous effort. The head on this brew is impressive, thick and tan, towering far above the rim of the glass. The hop character is evident in the floral aroma. Lightly sweet, but not cloying, with ample earthy bitterness. Bitter coffee with light chocolate notes. Thin enough to be easily drinkable, thick enough to be filling. A old style porter and a well done one at that.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with very little head. Strong initial chocolate flavor that leaves you with coffee. A very nice beer.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a cola brown color with very little carbonation. A nice combination of roasted malt, coffee, and a little chocolate. Lightly smokey. Finish is mostly coffee. Pretty good, enjoyable.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First gotta say this stuff rocked. Full bodied, smoky, great balance of sweet and bitter. All of the good things I like in a porter and my favorite beer from this brewer.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sour coffee and nice chocolate aroma and a kiss of hops. Very dark translucent red with voluminous tannish green head? I like the smell. Think body, almost sour, like a dark roast coffee. Hoppy finish, very smooth, coffee aftertaste. pretty good, not great.
Braudog (6455) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Classic black beer with tan head. Sour coffee aroma. Similar java, yet sweet, flavors ... almost tart, an odd combination.
frankR (146) - Davis, California, USA - MAY 15, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black liquid, creamy head that mostly diminishes, little lacing. Flavour is tar and roasted malts, a lot of green bottle character present. Rather undrinkable.