bierkoning (9757) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. Clear. Caramel, walnuts and hazelnuts in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with toffee and walnuts. Hint of roast. Sweet but delicious. Walnut aftertaste. Sticky mouthfeel.
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark brown colored beer, with a thick beige head. The aroma of dark caramel with coffee candy. It’s sweet with a very little bitter. The taste of chcocolate malt with sweet and flavors of expresso. Notes of bitter. The aftertaste is bittersweet with a little chocolate, moving over to caramel sweet.
cgarvieuk (12877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at GBBF ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... sweet cherry and roast malt ... touch artificial nose ...soft with a light bitter roast up front ... lots of caramalised sugers ... light bitterness ... some dark cherry
estpiwo (1218) - ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5L bottle. Dark brown color, little creamy head. Aroma is fruity and roasted malts. Flavor of roasted malts dominated, some fruity tones. Bitter and smoky aftertaste
BeerViking (2006) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Czarny Boss Baltic Porter, in bottle at GBBF 2009. Looks great - black-brown with a brown head and a nice nose that gives black treacle, hints of port and smoke, a slight sourness. On the tongue there are raisin and burnt apple notes, but it is over-sweet, the finish too is cloying which detracts from the attractive smoky dryness.
Quack-Duck (7491) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, traded with Wiking. Deep black colour, small but creamy beige head. Aroma of roasetd malts, caramel and coffee. Full-bodied, very smooth and velvety, full of intensive flavours of caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, raisins and prunes. A very complex and delicious beer.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from GBBF. Deep reddy brown / black. Horlicks (milk & malt) and stollen cake then spicy raisin on the tongue. Great smooth and rich palate.
stchloe (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An import that survives the trip as a very malty porter. Makes a smooth drink without sacrificing distinct flavors.
sebletitje (6234) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby/brown with a thick brownish head.
Aroma is roasted with coffee and wheat.
Taste is roasted / cofffee, alcohol is verz present. Light hops
Some dark fruits such as cherries or raisins, leaving a light bitter finish.
FatPhil (8350) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (Ealing BF2008)
Deep brown, beige head. Raisins and plum aroma. Taste follows that lead, some marmite too. Very refreshing for something so strong. Me likey.