xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black/brown; can barely see through it against the light. A 15 second head. Has a dense, sweet aroma of caramel, roasted malts, and carob (? of all smells) came through pretty strong. Immediatly noticed black licorice in the flavor, toffee, raisins, and Nyquil cheery flavor. Weird, but thatís what it reminds me of somewhat. Although the alchohol is well hidden, it still finishes with a nice warm zing. Mouthfeel is syrupy and leaves a sweet coating. Not too satisfied with this (being my first baltic porter). I hope to find better in the future.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a slight mahogany tinte. Big bubbly tan head with nice lacing quality. Aroma is dominate with caramel sweet malts . Some coffee and licorice get through so that it smells just like raisins. Quite sweet, getting kind of syrupy with some roasted malt character. Leaves with a sweetness in the mouth. Would have liked a little more hops and bitterness.
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly black with a dark red tint on the sides. Large, bubbly head leaving lace. Aroma is roasty, with lots of malts, a hint of aniseed and light coffee. Flavor is bittersweet roasted malts, a little zesty from the alcohol but not strongly present. Leaves a pleasant aftertaste of roasted malts.
jackamackson (127) - USA - FEB 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black/brown with a little bit of a tan head. aroma is roasty coffee, some alcohol. tastes kind of tart. very roasty and a litle raisiny. pretty good mouthfeel, a little bit syrupy. good, but i probably wont go out of my way to buy it again
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nearly black in color with a large tan head. Light roast, licorice and molasses aroma. Some grainy flavors, light roasted barley, and a hint of licorice. Dry toasty finish. The abv is hidden pretty well.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Earthy, sulphury aroma with some plum and blackberry on top of a brownish black syrupy baltic porter with a smallish tan head.Flavor is sweet and coffee-ish with a roasted bordering on burnt caramel aftertaste. Some diacetyl and not really my thang....
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a nice tan head that left quite a bit of lace.
The aroma is odd; definate coffee and molasses, but thereís an odd alcohol scent there as well, as in, not just a typical one.
Flavor definately improves as it warms. Cold it had some odd stuff going on, but as it warmed it smoothed out. Coffee, chocolate caramel, toffee, dark fruits...
Palate is thicker than most Porters and perfectly carbonated. Overall, itís good and worth seeking out.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a fairly tall white head. Really sticky aroma; lots of caramel aromas strongly backed by roasted malts with a tinge of sourness on the nose. Quite sweet with a roasted finish. Good brew and relatively inexpensive.
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an OK porter that looks and smells really good when you pour it but, but the taste is a bit of a disappointment. its on the thin side and not full bodied. you could do a lot worse, but also alot better
Frank (3469) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Holy crap! This is the best bargain ever. Cheap as nuts, tastes good and packs a punch. I assure you this stuff will replace the 40 oz as the favorite beverage of tramps and drifters once word gets out. It will make itís way into my regular rotation as well. No more forties for little Frank. Oh no. Iím a $1.29/.5L of Black Boss Porter man, yes I am.
Pours black like a boss. Held to the light, you can see itís actually dark brown like a boss. Nose is sweet and rich with a boss load of coffee. Palate it is slightly unbosslike in that it is somewhat but at least not fizzy. A bit of bossy sweetness, coffee and maybe some non-dairy creamer round things out. Lord, I do not want to know what went into making this stuff but it sure tastes alright aside from a dusty-bottle-on-a-shelf-in-a-Polish-liquor-store twang.
And for the record, this is one of the sweetest bottles ever. Something about it just says, "Drink me. I will fuck you up."