IndianaRed (2331) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, into a snifter. Deep black color, full but rather quickly dissipating coarse dark tan head. Wonderful, rich chocolate and raisins some smoke and roasted malts are on the nose. Flavors are similar, some dark brown sugar and a little wet wood as well. fairly sweet, even for a Baltic. Lively carbonation and a rather lighter body than others of the style. Lingering smokey slightly bitter trailer.
ALLOVATE (2356) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Produces a deepest, darkest cola brown and oily, viscous yet reserving of a mochaccino whipped-up pad of tannish foam. Along the glass fine beads of carbonation move hesitantly to the surface. A trail of fine lace adheres itself in webs as it wanes. Deeply nutty, heavily roasted, and savoury rich fruit cake nose (raisins, prunes, demerara sugar, caramelised butter, the list goes on..) layered, upon layered with hints of salty kecap manis and nori, wafts of oaked sherry, damp, mossed wood, leather and molasses, firkin yum!!! Thick, treacly, syrupy body. So rich, so sweet, so bitter, so balanced from first cold sip to last warm one. Huge smoky, charred wood, burnt sugar and molasses presence just fills the mouth so well with a viscosity of thick silken fluid. Hints of rich chocolate mudcake, fresh kilned bitter cacao beans, peaty wood, ash, vanilla beans, cherry khoulis, kecap manis and heavily aged port join the volley of flavour pronouncing wicked vibes on my taste buds. The alcohol well masked, subdued but would be a welcome addition to it’s substantial complexity. Velvety, smooth and oh so long finish leaves the mouth reeling. Just lasts and lasts, I loved it. A pint bottle was way more than adequate this would suit being sold in nip glasses. A dessert beer for its sweetness, a winter beer for its complexity and a night cap beer for its impact, Grand!!! (50cL, no date stamp, bought back in 2008 from the Beer Store Morley)
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma was chocolate, grain, and sweet. flavor was much the same plus raisin.
hawthorne00 (2375) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500ml. Very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of dates, treacle, coffee. Taste is very sweet with dark sugars, dried and stewed fruits, soy sauce, sweet shop spices. Touches of Oloroso sherry are fine and are clearly part of the character of the beer. A little grassy bitterness struggles largely in vain against the sweetness. Pushing it on the sweetness for me, but worth it for the deep malt flavours.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark ruby pour, almost black, with a fluffy tan head that lasts a little while. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of milk chocolate, toffee, molasses, dark fruit, and vanilla. Flavour is very similar to aroma with additional notes of honey, coffee and some noticeable alcohol. Mouthfeel is light for the style, almost watery, with moderate carbonation and a lingering roasty, sweet finish with very little bitterness. Quite a good porter if a little two-dimensional, easy to drink but a little too sweet to be sessionable.
dnoaksson (653) - , SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
En ganska traditionell porter med en porlande syrlighet som ger ölet en frisk och fruktig kvalitet. Lockar inte fram några wow-känslor, men ger ändå god ränta på tiden man investerar.
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark ruby red with a tan head. Aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, chocolate, coffee and toffee. Taste has medium sweetness and is lightly bitter.
RuneStumo (2167) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
27.11.2010. 0,5l Bottle. Black colour with pale brown head. Very rich malty aroma with strong body. Bitter and aromatic hopping. Alcohol strength gives this beer the necessery power. Tastefull with roasted malts, dry bitter chocolate and dry bitterness. There is also some malty sweetness. This is a very good beer, some of the other polish baltic porters are to sweet, but this one is really good.
petexner (889) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. dark color with light brown head, medium sweetness, chocolate and coffee tones. not bad.
Nisse666 (4102) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thx gnoff, cons 2010-11-20
AR: creamy chocolate mouse, wee coffey, smoke
AP: dark ruby red (black), berige organic head
F: smokey, chocolate MUMS, almond, creamy chocolate, roasted malt, medium bitterness, getting a bit burpy after drinking it!?