MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
translucent blackish chestnut color, goldish brown edges. loose creamy light tan head. smoky molasses and sweet good-n-plenty like malt aroma. flavor is sweet licorice like Panda candies, some dark molasses, and roasted caramel malt towards the end. bitterish licorice finish. alcohol hidden by sweetness. light mouthfeel and high carbonation. clingy thin layer of lacing. not too complex, but a nice session porter.
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2007 Bottle- strong sweet nose. Strong sweet malty flavor. Develops increased character as temperature increases. It’s over the top sweetness...yeah...pretty much...
Food pairing:Outstanding with bar-b-que. )
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really sweet porter, not particularly refined. Not much roasty or chocolately flavors, though I do taste a bit of wheatiness that I didnt expect. Tastes pretty alcoholic, even for a 9.5%. A little too thin of a body, but still an enjoyable beer. Not a great porter, but it does the job.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark brown with ruby highlites and a light tan head. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate, some sweet coffee, whiskey. Flavor is very sweet with strong notes of coffee and Hershey’s syrup with just the slightest touch of whiskey dryness in the finish. Average body. Probably too sweet for some, but I thought it was rather pleasant, even if it was a little thin.
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Reddish brown beer with a light beige head. Big toffee aroma. Toffee/bready flavors with caramel. Toffee, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, toffee.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark fudgy brown with a crimson glow at the bottom. A small, big bubbly cap of tanned foam barely surfaces over the edge. Sporatic lacing in spots and tiny strings.
Aroma is dark and malty rich with a very assuming forward presense of molasses with favorable hints to dark fruits adding raisin, fig, and dates to the mix with a light coating of soured milk chocolate.
Taste shadows a nice reflection cast by the aroma with largely dark malt richness of molasses and the dark fruity stuff of raisins, dates, and figs. A bit thin in the middle. Finishes well with a brown sugar spiced alcoholic warmth with a smooth, slick little coating of tootsie roll chocolate. Semi tangy and darkly sweet for most of its ride until the finish were it turns to a nice chocolate candy thickness.
Medium thinned body with a subdued richness to it and silky slick and smoothly textured with very low carbonation. As it should be for a Baltic Porter.
A pretty solid brew and recommended.
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
WOW alcohol screams in an loud voice "I’m here" ! Dark mohogany color with a off-white tannish head. Licorice notes mingle with malt and a slightly astringent note (possibly alcohol) Great price, but I probably will not buy again.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2007 Color; 60K mile motor oil. Nose; sweet malts. Palate; full nectar, smooth like silk. This is as the name implies. A sweet porter w/ bursting flavors and high alcohol (well hidden). It’ll keep you warm on a cold night when your girl has left you on the front porch to think about what you’ve done. Overall: a big malty style thats a little out of balance.
Crit (3817) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown, generous tan head.Strong metallic nose,not much else. Flavor is sickeningly sweet and sugary,light coffee.The overabundant sweetness makes it seem flat.
stouby (4437) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, at Benny.
Dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma moderate malty (caramel, roasted). Flavor moderate to heavy sweet. Light to medium body, oily, soft carbonated (a thin body compared to the alcohol)!