Rune (11120) - Tromsř, NORWAY - APR 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml from Bestillingsutvalget, Vinmonopolet. Lots of small dimples to a frothy and fawn coloured head, displaying a solid stand. Deeply, near-black in the glass with a brownish shade if held to the light. Aroma of dark malts, containing coffee and anise. Fine blended flavour of dark chocolate and earthy malts with an integrated backdrop of dark fruits. Subdued sweetness and alcohol. Gets a bit grainy after an hour in the glass, otherwise well rounded to the palate and pleasant to drink (Tromsř, 10.04.2010).
Meilby (10944) - 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.
KimJohansen (10419) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with red glimts and a medium deep beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet flavour with with hard roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Finished somewhat dry.
rosenbergh (10353) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. BB 06/12/2014. Tuulensuu, Tampere, Finland.
Black colour with a tiny tan head.
Roasted malt, hoppy bitterness, sweetness and marmalade in the aroma.
The flavour is sweetness, roasted malt, hops, marmalade and more sweetness.
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slowrunner77 (10088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Interesting brew. Cola, chocolate, coffee, light roast, tobacco, dark frut and yeast. Unique and distinct. Low hopping. Very obviously not American. I really dug it as an off beat warming porter. Would make a fantastic cigar beer."
leaparsons (9835) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Near black with red tints and a beige head. Aromas are earthy with molasses with nutty cola. Blackberries with vegetable fat and oily notes. Coffee with herbal liquorice and brown sugar. Flavours are sweet cola and molasses with liquorice sweets. Peppery alcohol with blackberries and hints of cherry. Burnt toffee with earthy coffee and a boozy finish. Some lightly smoky maple syrup. Vegetable and oily fat with a medicinal finish. Decent.
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2010 First rating
Bottle at a beer tasting at rickgordon’s place in Göteborg
On July 5, 2008
Dark reddish brown to black color, light yellow to tan head. Butter, acidic, sweet scent. Sweet, smoke, raissin taste. Smooth but also a bit thin mouthfeel. Low bitterness.
Bottle, thanks to Furseth!
Clear deep dark red color, tan head. Sweet, malty, grainy scent, some cheeze doodles. Big, sweet, raissin, malty taste. Medium to full mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
50 cl bottle thanks to Reza!
On November 17, 2010
Clear dark red to brown color, light brown head. Milky, sweet, malty scent. Sweet, malty, grainy, raissin taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low to medium low bitterness. Bitter chocolate aftertaste.
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown with golden highlights. Raisin bread and chocolate nose. Flavours of chocolate, bread crusts, and treacle. Quite sweet really, and low on bitterness. The ABV is entirely hidden.
JorisPPattyn (9468) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small, but persistent dark beige head over black beer with red highlights. Rich nose, not sweet, but mild coffee, roasted and pine needles, slightly smoked. Sweet, coffee-filled chocolate bar, melted; even a bit praliné. Medium to well-bodied, quite slick, alcoholwarming if discreet. Good porter - the real Baltic Imperial! An excellent initiative of Bractwo Piwne!
arminjewell (9251) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, thick oily black with nice lacing tan head. Very delicious looking in the glass. Aroma has big notes of dark fruit, with figs, dark raisins, and some plums. Chocolate, vanilla and molasses also compliment. Taste is roasted, with sweet molasses, toffee, big fig and plum notes, some dark raisin, chocolate and vanilla sweetness intermingle, finishing a bit sweet, too fizzy on the palate. Overall lots of good things about this, and for so cheap its a gem.