eRock_2013 (145) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 Solid black with a brown head, this beer looks like an impressive porter. The aroma is burnt and strong on coffee; smells sweeter than it tastes. The taste is good but a bit disappointing, a decent combination of coffee, oatmeal, and subtle caramel, although it seems like a few off-tastes, including plain alcohol, are present. A good fair-priced import porter, not the greatest but still enjoyable.
-PS. I just looked at the bottle and realized this beer is 3 years old... Not sure what impact that may have.
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dls13dls (9) - Royse City, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint bottle. Poured into English pint glass. Thin head that dissipated quickly. Dark amber color. Nice aroma. Smells of malt and caramel. Sweet smell and taste with slight hoppy finish. Clean mouth feel.
TizzleJizzle (528) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint bottle. Poured a translucent dark brown color with a thin khaki head and no lacing. Tasted sweet, caramel malts, and roasted and toasted malts. Medium-high carbonation, medium body. Not bad, but I’ve had
OldGrowth (2478) - North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Triangle Wine, Morrisville. Ok aroma, sweet. Malty, earthy peaty, yeasty. Dark reddish brown color, small to no head, no lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, short sweet finish. It’s ok, not making me want to finish this, but I’m giving some doubt as far as how far this beer has to travel.
Rperez (102) - Florida, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really enjoy this beer, hard to believe how smooth it is! Nice malts and caramel flavors!
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Mr_Pink_152 (267) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Lion Food Centre Lincoln. Dark brown almost black colour, some beige foam. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. dry taste with some sweetness notes.
Petkus331 (157) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of bubblegum, plum, raisin, and banana. Appearence is dark brown, almost black with thin light caramel brown head, not much visible carbonation. Taste is of sweet and rich raisin with hints of bubblegum balanced with mildly bitter roast malt and a touch of coffee. Palate is thick and fizzy, but not syrupy, very nice. Overall, I love this Baltic porter.
gildnerk (69) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark ruby red (black to the eye) with a tall, fluffy beige-brown head that dissolves into lace. Aromas are rather bright, with notes of grass, caramel and yeast. The taste is at first light and sweet, but works into a more robust, complex end wth an aftertaste of baker’s chocolate, molasses and prunes. The fruitiness at the end tends towards acidity. A multifaceted and enjoyable Baltic porter.
Beerhunter111 (5343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Schwarzes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Schokolade, fruchtig. Geschmack röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle Früchte, minimal säuerlich.
Senka (345) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
You rarely see it outside Russia. This is a decent porter - medium bodied, hoppy, with loads of caramel malts. Pours dark brown, with creamy head. I actually miss that beer from times to times.
njnut (156) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into shaker. A reddy black with tan head and thick lace. Carbonation was soft, slick body. Aroma of coffee, raisin, and dark chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malts, some vanilla. Bitters in the finish and the roasted malts get stronger. Overall a bit weaker tasting than some of the craft porters out there but I don’t say that as a negative. I was suprised by this one, much better than I was guessing it would be.