e303 (130) - - JUN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to porter glass. Aroma is herbal and like some kind of green plant. Taste is mostly roasted malt with hop balance. Finish is decent. Good carbonation. Very different from European and American porters.
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Wacher (129) - Århus C, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Næsten sort. Dufter af ristet malt og chokolade. En anelse sød. Mild! Smager af nødder, kaffe og chokolade. Rundes af på en meget blød måde, med en anelse bitterhed og alkohol, samt vanille og nødder.
Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour.Black pour with a medium beige head.Aroma was coffee,roasted malt,chocolate.Taste was the same but the roasted malt comes through a little more then the sweetness kicks in.OK brew.
rich42 (128) - USA - AUG 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
almost jet-black, thick malty body, flavors of smokey bittersweat chocolate and a little alchohol. long finish. very very good.
Angelmonster (127) - Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a 2 finger beige head. Body is pitch black in color. Head retention and lacing were above average.
Aroma is similar to a doppelbock, lots of dried fruit coming through, prunes/dates/raisins. Theres lots of sweetness, residual sugars, lactose and some alcohol. No hops are detected.
First taste is of toffee and sweet roasted malt. Burnt, smoked malt is also there with the dried fruit from the nose. Hops arent present but for 7% abv the alcohol is definitely there. There are some off flavors in the after taste, cant put my finger on it but it may be oxidation.
Mouth feel is good. Medium bodied, carbonation is balanced well. Head died halfway through beer which was disappointing.
Drink ability was above average. Wasnt very impressed by this beer. It was pretty rough around the edges, wouldnt buy again
Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear dark brown with a two finger tan head. The nose is bitter chocolate and vinous, with a tiny hint of dark fruit. the flavor is ruled by a vinous bitter flavor touched by dark fruits and possibly chocolate. Overall a complex flavor and a good beer, but I don’t have a milestone to compare it to.
weeicemon (126) - Lancaster, California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dark, good looking brew belies the danger that waits underneath. Tastes very thick with and almost licorice schnappes flavoring. Unfortunately, the bile like after taste ruins the whole experience and it just gets worse the more you drink.
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9oz. bottle. Pours a very deep amber with .5in. short lived tan head that left minimal lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, light milk chocolate notes. Taste is a little sweet for me with flavors of milk chocolate, dark fruits, and cane surgar. Medium to heavy on the body with an almost syrurpy texture and light carbonation. Not bad just too sweet for my taste.
dbhenry (126) - El Paso, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This porter has very distinctive malt flavorings. It is a dark beer with caramelized malt and light to medium hops. The taste is rich and deep, as a porter should be.
Icommonsewer (124) - TUCSON, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2007 this porter is the best of all the porters we tested from the former Soviet Union countries... rich, smooth, chocolaty and not as syrupy sweet as some of the others from those countries