Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of sweeet malts, vanilla, carmal with hints bread/grain. Pours a dark translucent brown with mostly diminishing khaki head and no lacing. The taste is medium sweet. Strong molasses taste. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, while I liked it, I wouldn’t want to drink more than one at a time.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black pour with a khaki head. Smells like burnt grains and popcorn. Acidic coffee, chocolate, and burnt sugar. Maybe a bit of bile. Bread and tons of overly roasted malt. The flavor is bitter, burnt, and grainy. Burnt popcorn, licorice, chocolate, and acidic coffee.
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Smith’s, taking me back to 6,666 and the service of Satan after I got an e-mail saying Woodchuck Pink was removed. What does Joel have against tits? At any rate, enough controversy and on to the review, which I know you are all waiting for with bated breath. The pour is dark brown through indirect light, and a lovely shade of deep ruby/burgundy through direct light, with a finger of tan head. Nose is roasty choc and black patent malt, cacao, walnut. The nose really pops. Tastes smooth, a bit sweet, with amazingly well hidden alcohol. The flavor is roasty choc malt, blackberry, molasses, backup hops, and some walnut, molasses, and finishing charred notes.
Lamacah (6) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark color. Sweet malty Carmel smell. Good flavor. Nice mouth feel. Great price. Cheers Mr. Choc
alobar (3560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cola brown with reddish hue and no head. Aroma of molasses,caramel, dark fruit,and roasted malt. Molasses, caramel,vanilla, dark fruit, and roasted malt flavor. Did not notice the alochol. Very nice beer!
phillybass (115) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An excellent example of a true porter. Plenty of toasty malt flavor and aroma. Dark red in color. No head. Round palate.
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AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Svart i färgen med beige skum. Doftar rostad malt, söta mörka chokladpraliner, Kaffe och lite lakrits. Alkoholen kommer på slutet.
Capa (2764) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, toasted malts, vanilla, fruit. Medium bodied. Flavor is caramel, chocolate, light sour fruit, vanilla, dark fruit. Well hidden alcohol. Surprisingly tasty. A bargain at <$3 for a pint bottle. Not an intense baltic porter but a nice, easy going baltic. Good beer.
AaronDaniel (35) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. caramel, sweet malt, chocolate, molasses- The high alcohol is completely masked by the sweet satisfying flavor. This is a great drinking porter! Don’t let the price fool you! This is inexpensive excellence. And, a FULL PINT of easy drinking 9.4 ABV for a little over a buck and a half is really a "no-brainer".
Randhurst (7) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown translucent color. Tastes of roasted malts and hops. went down well and the 9.4% alc was nicely masked.