kevnic2008 (6898) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light roasted aroma, nice brownish head. Roasted taste of liquorice and roasted malts. Alc is easily disguised.
Ibrew2or3 (6436) - 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 (6322) - 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.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma : mild chocolate , dark glazed rye bread , sour dough and hint of soy sauce.8-
Appearance: dark brown black with medium plus beige creamy head. 4-
Flavour and Palate: full bodied, plums, raisins, with soy sauce. Prune spread thick malty feel, dark malts with roasted barley and coffee. Slight dark bitterness of Blackwood at finish. Good Baltic.
Skinnyviking (6281) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the courtesy of Rune. Medium high creamy lasting light brown head. Very dark almost black red brown body. Aroma of roasted barley malt with nuts coffee choccolate caramel and butter. Mild creamy and smooth roasted malt coffee choccolate liquorice caramel flavor with just a hint of bitterness. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden.
Meilby (6224) - 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.
Hansen (6124) - 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.
motelpogo (6111) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, xmas 2012 tasting chez baerwaldt. rich, very dark brown with a persistent light brown head; aroma of roasted plums and chocolate icecream; thick with loads of roasted flavour and some apple schnapps alcohol character. all blends together very nicely - an ideal winter beer
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lasting beige head remains over the cola dark brown pour. A blast of chocolate and licorice is the main defining parameter in this malt-forward beer with a rich toasty/bready character and subtler, albeit varied dark fruity notes - raisins and dates reminiscent. Fairly oily palate due to the low carbonation and relative thickness, but creamy enough to remain agreeably integrated, its breadiness giving a cake-like dessert connotation. Fairly sweet and containing it with tobacco and earthy nuances + the fruity richness that maintain the interest. Not strong enough to be a sipper, but complex enough to be a captivating drink. Soft and smooth baltic porter with a full creamy body.
crossovert (6102) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. PO 3/5. A gusher.
It pours a dark black with ruby on the edges and a foamy tan head.
The smell is basically chocolate milk with some dark fruit.
The flavor continues this flavor. I think this is a beer that would appeal to a large audience. It is mildly roasty and mostly just like a really decadent chocolate dessert or cake.