Shanebrews (286) - Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was more like a schwarzbier than a porter. It poured black with a tan head. The aroma was malty and thick. The body is full and the taste is packed with dried fruit flavors and a bit of a coffee note with an ample bitterness on the end. It’s a bit like a holiday fruit cake. I will drink this beer again.
LazyPyro (599) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2016 500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. First Baltic porter I’ve tried. Pours black with a large beige/tan head. Aroma of roasted burnt malts was pretty much all I got, some caramel and dark chocolate too. Taste was pretty much the same. Roasted/burnt finish with some bitterness.
mgancedo (2) - - OCT 11, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
De las cervezas que más me han gustado últimamente. No son fáciles de conseguir en México pero espero que la sigan importando. Aquí no tenemos mucha variedad.
Marcius (419) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - SEP 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color and brown medium head.
Aroma is not strong, but I can feel the wood and toasted malt.
On the palate it is complex, full and with long finish.
hrabren (940) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5 bottle from Russian Delicacies, a birthday present from lovely Anja. Dark brown, small tan head. Roasty, caramel, raisins. Some sourness, like wine. Thin to medium body. Sweet raisin finish. No hoppiness. Strong caramel character.
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared my bottle with a few friends at a Labor Day party. Poured a very nice dark brown with tan head. Fluffy head lasted longer than I had expected. Aromas were some chocolate, but the taste fell a bit with some metallic aftertastes.
Cthulhu (962) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - AUG 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle.Very dark brown with minimal off white head. liquorice and salted fish aroma.Coffee ,dark bread ,chalk, nuts flavour.Medium body and carbo with long finish. Warm feeling.
Percy0103 (655) - MEXICO - AUG 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 500ml. A dark beer with a small brown head and a red hue at the bottom. Aroma is coffee, nuts, alcohol, spices a little of chocolate with almonds. Taste is bittersweet with an alcoholic finish. Smooth character with a light finish. Some carbonation and astringency
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I wasn’t expecting such a heady game-changing beer as what I got, especially on the other side of the earth. As black as sin with no head at all (a minus in my book). Aromas of dark chocolate mud cake, rich caramel, carob (I hate carob), cinnamon, lush vanilla extract and dates. It’s there for the taking in terms of smell.
Flavour is an exercise in similarity with aroma but with a reminder of a much richer background. It has a great deal going on with the overall impression being one of rich, sweet dessert beer that is going to send my blood-sugar haywire.
Is it worth it? Probably. Probably.
Aggiebob (799) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark black color with beige head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is roasted malts. The flavor is coffee, anise, burnt toast and dark chocolate. It has a slight bitterness and a little bit of alcohol.