Canmoore (187) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a pitch black, with a billowy mocha head. The aroma has rich malt notes of coffee, espresso, and nuts. Also notes of smoke, vanilla, liquorice, leathery and spice. Upon tasting, I am blasted with a rich sweet sticky malts with notes of sweet chocolate, esters, woody tannins, spice, and lingering liquorice notes. The palate is slick and resinous, with a delicious linger of sweet tang. This is a spectacular Baltic, quite simply a masterpiece!!
Beerhunter111 (2810) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkebraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer aber schönen bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, fruchtig bitter. Geschmack sehr fruchtig röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, im Hintergrund sehr angenehme Aromen von exotischen Früchten.
italarican (1382) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle I brought to the Triad bottle share at Foothills organized by Mike. Nice boozy sweetness to go with dark chocolate and caramel notes. Slight graininess in the finish. Pretty nice.
MrHangover (2048) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Dean to Mouth tasting, courtesy of worldbeertaste. Pours a pitch black beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma has oak, licorice and is fairly boozy with hints of mostly caramel and molasses. Dark red fruits also present. Flavor has a lot sweet, woody touches, light smoke and loads of chocolate. Long, sticky sweet aftertaste. Very nicely done by these brewers!
ametras (169) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
 750ml bottle. Deep brown with a thin tan head. Flavors are coffee, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, molasses, dark fruits, licorice and smoke. Medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy texture.
Benzai (6228) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle @ The Hague Tasting. Dark brownish mahogany red color, medium sized tan head. Smell and taste malts, sweetness, caramel, slightly candy and overripe and dark fruits. Medium body and carbonation.
jmgreenuk (3209) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though it’s only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Poured a dark mahogany colour with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is malt creamy caramel light fruit. The flavour is medium bitter moderate sweet with a creamy caramel fruity palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
sic1314 (2400) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep dark brown with a beige froth. Aroma of roast malt, bitter chocolate and roast malt. Full body, flavour as the aroma, vinous berries.
kermis (4187) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though it’s only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Pours near black with a small tan head. Aroma of big roast, raisins, dark fruits, caramel, malt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter. Some coffee coming out in the palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
worldbeertaste (1535) - AUSTRIA - FEB 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep dark brown with a tan, bubbly, lacy lasting head. Smells of sour liquorish, blackberry, and dark malt. Medium to full oily body. Tastes of sweet malt, nice soft roast well rounded balanced bitterness to sweetness. Liquorish, blackberry and raisin. Nice excellent brew.