edgallow (2677) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9 oz bottle pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and dried fruit. Taste is malts, chocolate and molasses.
mjs (5185) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l - BB 24.07.2014, thanks masse, 20141121) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had fruitiness, green apples and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, chocolate, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet, roasty and bitter. The aroma was weird but the taste was good.
lobs_ols (360) - LATVIA - NOV 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, medium beige head. Caramel and roasted malt. Roasted malt bitterness with sweet notes. Caramel, coffee and... chocolate. Warming smooth, bittersweet finish, with an emphasis on the bitter. Lovely.
sinfull (1055) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt , cocoa and dark fruits. Sweet caramel taste with chocolate and pleasant roasted bitterness.
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9 oz bottle. Deep brown with an average sized beige head. Aroma is of licorice, chocolate, malt, bread dough. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, molasses, and bread.
travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The look is cola like, beige colored head, brown red in colir. The smell is caramel, sweet, fruit, malt, and cola. The taste is sweet, fruit, caramel, malt, ok.
djoeye (2260) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black-brown body, beige head, lacing
Aroma; dark juicy malts, raisins, grassy hops, sweet brown candies.
Taste; sweet dark malts, chocolate, sweet creamy coffee, hazelnut, raisin juice. Medium on palate, low carbonation. Easy enough, but not kicking me up.
[50cl brown embossed bottle, abv 6.8%, BB28.10.2014, B@Rimi Bauska, T@höme]
Holmen2 (1735) - NORWAY - OCT 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with DJN 31.10 14. Very dark brown. Pale brown head. Aroma of coffe, dark chocolate and liquorice in aroma. Sweet and similar taste. Slightly oily mouthfeel.
Bif (1674) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a nice head. Aroma of roasted malt, with bit of chocolate, coffee and trace of dark fruit. Taste of roasted malt, with chocolate, coffee and caramel. Mild bitterness ad the finish is quite dry. Fairly full body, witha smooth and creamy texture. Has a nice warming feel to it. Great beer to kick back and relax with.
NORSAND (39) - - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
NB: Bottled last half of 2009 (expiry date July 2010).
Nice, beige head which lasts for 1-2 minutes.
Nose: Roast coffee, chocolate, dark syrup / caramel, sweet dark malt. Then gradually more fruitiness.
Taste & palate: Medium to medium rich body. Slightly sweet (off dry). Nice attack / opening with dark caramel maltiness. Medium short aftertaste.
Quite nice, aged (5 years old), commercial, standard Latvian porter. Has clearly benefited from the bottle ageing.