Hansen (6495) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Nordic tasting. (-sort of). Dark, almost black. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Aroma is dark, malty, dark bread, laqurice, not enough salt though. Flavor starts sweet, then light acid, then moderate bitter.
saxo (13833) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, licorice, caramel, coffee, roast malt and hops. Nice and smooth.
BelgianBeerGal (3103) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yep, that’s it based on the bottle. 50cl in Krakow. Pretty nice. Almost sticky sweet but you could still tell the design/desire was a Baltic Porter.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a big long lasting tan head. Aroma is very rich with raisin, licorice, dark fruits, chocolate, Taste is very sweet, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation.
bnoel09 (416) - Elk Grove, California, USA - APR 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into an English pint glass. Color is jet black with a thick, frothy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, nuts, some alcohol and some smoke. Flavor starts off sweet with caramel and chocolate and finishes with a slight roasty bitterness and some alcohol. Palate is smooth with a medium body. Overall this is a very nice porter that is very sweet and has really nice chocolate notes.
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Half liter bottle pours a perfect mahogany with thick mocha head. The aroma offers up blueberry, concord grape jam, a bit of roast, a bit of earthiness and then some chocolate. The taste is just down right yummy and it only seems to get better the more I consume. It starts with blueberry, and concord grape like in the nose and also heads into some malt roastiness, a nice level of earthiness and then some chocolate brownie. Wow! Love it. It finishes with a thin layer of chocolate blueberry nectar sweetness and lingering earthiness and malt roastiness. Damn and only $2.59 for a half liter bottle.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells of cherries, roasted malt, spicy. Tastes of caramel, maraschino cherries, molasses, some honey.
maneliquor (3007) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with a medium off white head, the colour of brown sugar. Aromas of brown sugar with some burnt cocoa and coffee. The brown sugar is in the taste and gives it a sweetness throughout which seems to overcome a large bitterness from a large, very pronounced coffee flavour. Thick espresso like mouthfeel. Good, heavy porter all round but not my prefferred type of porter
poisoneddwarf (1692) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz bottle into English pint. Pours black with deep burgandy hues showing through when held up to the light. Has a medium light tan head that dissipates in a couple of minutes leaving a blanket of foam and some lace. Aroma is ripe black cherries, Whoppers, a hint of roasted coffee. Taste is bittesweet with a touch of sour. Has a milk chocolate taste. The coffee flavor is much more pronounced in flavor than aroma. Flavor is not as strong as the aroma. Carbonation and body are medium. Not bad ’tall.
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2011 16.9oz bottle, and the first (new) beer of 2011. Pours very deep reddish brown, opaque in the glass, with a 3-finger frothy brown head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, brown sugar and sugar cane, hazelnut, and vanilla. Flavors of toffee, caramel, sugar cane, mocha/latte, and milk chocolate. Low carbonation, creamy and smooth, and warming; the alcohol is well-hidden. This was quite the tasty beer, and for $2.50/bottle, a great deal; I’ll be getting a few more of these.