oh6gdx (23671) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (from AbM). Very deep brown opaque colour, close to black, with a mediumsized beige head that leaves some lace. Aroma is mild toasted notes, sweet rye, some more salty rye bready notes as well as some mild fruitiness. Flavour is rye bread, some toasted notes as well as mild floral notes. At first it was quite promising, but it turned out to not deliver what it gave hope for. Still a quite nice one.
mR_fr0g (6489) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from cotteridge wines. Aroma is chalky mineral, spritz, light choc and caramel. Some ashy roastand hot fussel alcohol in thenose as well, but it’s not huge. Dark brown clear pour with some red and a big light tan head. Flavour is dry roast, ashy campfire, hot alcohol. Carbonation attacks the tongue. Finish is lingering roast and some sweet caramel, which helps round things out.
hackobock (2388) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma has dark berries, sweet chocolate, licorice, light milky. Taste is quite sweet milky chocolate with light roasted bitterness. Smooth medium body with an average carbonation.
Hansen (8092) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown and clear. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Roasted aroma, malts and faint salts. Flavor is heavy sweet to a start, more roasted, lightly burnt notes. Moderate bitter finish. Creamy, dry texture.
HenrikSoegaard (12046) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy offwhite good mostly lasting head. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Some licorice notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Strong licorice notes. Long moderate bitter nice finish. Creamy palate.
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, ruby tinged; thick tan head; aroma of roast malt, chocolate and hops; taste is roast malt, dried fruit, licquorice, some bitter chocolate; hops and lots of warmth in the whisky-like finish; good stuff.
Theydon_Bois (14303) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, from ABM, 27/12/13.
Mid black with reddish hues when held in the light topped with a mahoosive tan head that dissipates but retains well.
Nose is treacle toffee, dark berry fruits, earthy cocoa, Pontefract cake.
Taste comprises roast malt, liqourice, dark toffee, earthy cocoa powder, a little dirt thrown in, treacle.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, roast presence and hoppy backnotes in the lightly drying finale.
Decent enough Baltic Porter.
Theis (14659) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear black - white head. Nice malty, smokey, roasted, chocolate, swetness, breadish notes, licorice, dark chocolate, some hops. Ok - but a bit thin.
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a small head.Plenty of body. Malty with some coffee also present. No bitterness whatsoever. An excellent example of this lovely style.
Pinball (11704) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at yespr.
cloudy brown , small lite brown head. mild aroma, roasted malts, flaovr is roasted malts, bitter caramel, ordinary porter, chocolate.