jonnyguns (914) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black with tanned head. Aromas of roasted chocolate, malts and molasses. Taste is heavy on the chewy maltiness and caramel with some chocolate. Really chewy! Better than I expected.
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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.
petexner (898) - 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.
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - AUG 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bbrown, 500 ml, 18.1 P
Appearance: Pours deep cherry - gold to black body colour, carbonation of body is mild, head is thick, packed, frothy, brown, cappuccino like in colour, there is decent lacing, very nice look.
Aroma: Accidic woody, cardboard, Munich malt, some gentle flowery hoppy accents, powder sugar, sweetness, alcohol is perfectly hidden, some faint notes of cherries, burned caramel, cappuccino. Very honest, nice and positive but not as plentifull and complex as Zywiec Porter.
Flavour: Thank God it tastes like Baltic Porter, very pronounced notes od cacao, roasted grains, essential and focused bitterness and gentle accidity on palate and warmer on palate the bitter the taste becomes. Body is medium, finish duration is long. You can feel nice warmth in the aftertaste filled with cacao, dark chockolate and black, bitter coffee. Very soft water, good quality ingredients with a skilfull brewing art. Very well balanced between sweetness and bitterness.
Palate: Body is medium, texture is wattery to syrupy, finish feel is essential, bitter and very focused.
MrBeerFanatic (867) - Friona, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black with a creamy frothy head. Aromas of big toffee, caramel, roasted malt, and biscuit. Flavors of toffee, caramel, bread, slight nuttiness, and light biscuit. Medium sweet. No alcohol noticed. Light bitterness. Light roasted malt/toffee finish. Rated while watching the X-files. Mostly a dominant erosion of toffee maltyness which reminds mush of a bock.
Cantabrian (834) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2013 I have no problem with the label statement about this being the quintessential flavour of black beer. Wow, what a ride! The beer is dark brown, black as a shoe on the glass, with a light tan head - a persistent one - breathing nice aromas of plums, dates, roasted malts and Lebkuchen. Certainly there’s a peaty smokiness that it’s more evident on the woody taste, among a fabulous complexity of chocolates, brown sugars, Lübeck treats, dried fruits, treacle, cross-buns, sweet soy sauce and a nice vegemite bitterness, never any offensive, but which balances perfectly any overwhelming pain from the range of sweet challenges to the tastebuds. The beer is full bodied, slick and oily, post soviet sexy, insinuating, incorporating the Balticness in all its character, as a good Polish porter should. I could bathe in it and get turned on, no shame about it.
PapaSkeetSkeet (809) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark-chocolate brown with a giant cappuccino head. Oh, if only there were as many slang terms for parts of beer as there are for parts of the human body, then all my reviews would sound quite the same! Flavor is saucy mole, sweet chocolate caramel syrup. Aroma is rich and fills the nostrils. Medium body. Light touch of spiced hop bitterness, like a dab of whipped cream. Smooth. Great BP!
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Armando629, thanks! Poured dark brown with a beige, lacing, creamy head. Plum, roasted malts, licorice, ash, molasses, hints of burnt wood in the aroma. Medium dense, oily body, medium carbonation. Sweet taste and aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden. Good one!
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Smooth creamy palate with a chocolaty, coffee taste. Smells like chocolate covered cherries. This was a great brew, one of the best porters I’ve had!
thetmaxx (746) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 23, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the bottle. Right away I know this is not a regular porter. The aroma is weak even though this is an etched glass. Flavor is huge though and delicious. Dark chocolate, and coffee. Wow so delicious! Palate is thin and watery but finishes long and oily. This beer poured black with no head despite the etched glass. Overall this is delicious despite what it smells like.