Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s black with a huge, creamy, light brown and very lasting head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, licorice and a touch of smoke. The mouth-feel is oily. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, light coffee, hints of smoke that almost disappears as it gets warmer. All the way through it has the typical rye-bitterness, especially in the dry finish. It’s a truly nice rye porter.
oh6gdx (20670) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@SBWF2010.Quite much black colour with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some ryebread, mild coffee, liquorice, ashes and some slight alcoholic sweetness. Flavour is being quite much the same in a nice balance. Also has some dark dry fruits and mild berryish notes in it. Pleasant.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, SoCal. Solid twist on the Baltic Porter style. Nose fronts spicy grain, herbal tea alongside dark chocolate and dirty soil. Flavor has dusty dark cereals, black pepper, finishing with a spicy, peppery cocoa bitterness. Great integration of grain, chocolate, earthy elements leading to a highly complex sip.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma: Roasted malt, american citrusy hops, rye, licorice, coffee, mint. Flavor: Roasted, sweet and bitter, rye bread, salty licorice, mint, fishermans friend, vanilla, citrus, alcohol, bitterness. Thick mouthfeel. The first few sips are nice, but it get´s to much pretty fast.
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - OCT 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour and curry brown head. Aroma has coffee, chocolate, good malt sweetness, lots of roasted caramel, alittle hops, the rye makes it really robust. Taste is thick roasted, roasted bitterness, coffee, hints of hops, still roast from the rye. The sweetness and the malts are overpowered by the heavy roast, but wins terrain again in the late after taste. Gets significantly better as the temperature rises. Really nice porter.
Jaksmart (428) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of Phredrik. Black pour, small brown head. Aroma is rather heavy, probably from the rye, lots of roast, coffee, faint liquorice, alcohol, faint dark fruits. Taste is also quite heavy-duty, with roast and coffee. Also some hops in the end. Very nice and challenging, while also being easy to drink.
Travlr (12470) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Churchkey. Black, tan head, massive lacing. Aroma of pumpernickel and rye. Taste of roasted nuts, fine chocolate, thick and chewy. Good stuff.
Embrouille (2829) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 50cl. Moderate smokiness. A lot of pumpernickel throughout. Creamy palate. Yeast accented. Unmemorable.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Small but persistent beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, rye, oat, some roast. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, rye, some alcohol, oat, roast, grapefruit/pine, light pepper. Smooth medium-full body.
joeneugs (3335) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Trappist. It pours a dark brown with an orangy tan creamy head. The aroma is complex with notes of cocoa, licorice, roasted grains, and a hint of dark fruitiness. The flavor is very potent with a strong dry spiciness, roasted grains, cocoa, coffee, hints of black licorice and molasses. A really great brew with a pretty potent bitter/roasted finish.