MiP (12873) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 8.5%. Vinous and dusty aroma. Clear very dark brown colour. Big stable bubbly light brown head. The flavour has some sweet liquorice at first. Turns rather creamy and finishes a tad more roasted. This is one of the few beer styles where I can live with a little oxidation, but this is enough.
jimhilt (2341) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly, leaving a good lace. Black color no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Sweet roasted caramel nose. Flavor is sweet roasted caramel with just the right amount of hops. Really good porter. Good price at $1.69 for a 500ml bottle from Manchester Wine and Liquors Manchester, CT.
zdk (1789) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2009 Bottle under the "Czarny Boss" label. I can tell right away that this is going to be a "controversial" beer. Poured into a snifter: very black. with very thin off-white head. A very pruny beer. Prune is heavy in the nose and taste and liquorish notes too. Caramel malts and a little toffee in there. Smoky and finishes not that bitter.
Iím a fan, but Iím weird and I like prune. This beer isnít for everyone.
ogivlado (5294) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 6, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 500ml. -Black coloured, small pale beige head, buttery caramel nose. Roasted malt, caramel and burnt sugar with strong licorice presence. Some fruity chocolate notes in the finish. Not so good and a way too sweet porter.
bierkoning (9586) - 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 (2805) - 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. Itís 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 (12271) - 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 (1162) - 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 (1825) - 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 (7223) - 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.