MrBeerFanatic (848) - Buffalo, New York, 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.
PapaSkeetSkeet (808) - 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!
Cantabrian (806) - 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.
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 (745) - 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.
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botle at Smocza Jama in Krakow. Almost black colored beer with aroma of burned malts, chocolate and coffee. Small head, soft carbonation. Very cremy mouthfeel. A lot of chocolate and coffee tastes. Full bodied.
StilleStorm (703) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
DWFIG; (Drunk with friend in Gdansk) Pours dark brown with a small fading, tan head. Nose is dried fruity, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Taste is heavy sweet and medium roasted, moderate lasting. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat to soft. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dnoaksson (693) - , 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.
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 A wonderful example of my favorite style. I had this back-to-back with the Weltenberger Kloster Asam Bock, which I also love, and they were frighteningly similar, like doppelgangers of one another *rim shot*