Slubgob (141) - West Hartford, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap. Opaque black coffee, fine light tan head. Chocolate nose. Full but not heavy on the mouth, lots of chocolate fading to a suggestion of prunes and cocoa and other flashes of flavors I can’t quite define, finishing with more dry chocolate and just a touch of bitterness. Fantastic porter!
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Malmo government store. Black, very bubble, tall, airy head. Roasty nose of soy, umami, coffee, chocolate. Mellow, malty falvor, lots of chocolate some soy and coffee, hops in the finish. Slightly meaty. Prickly, roasty finish. Mellow but prickly body.
Bamsen78 (1971) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear very dark brown with airy tan head. Clear aroma of malt and caramel with notes of fruit. Bitter, roasty onset, replaced by sweetish notes of caramel malt and coffee. Sweetish, malty aftertaste, disturbed byba metallic note. OK but not the very best Baltic Porter I have had.
jookos (1309) - FINLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black brown, light tan head. Sweet dark bread, a hint of coffee. Some dry planks. Body soft, medium full. Good slightly chocolate flavours, dark bready malts. Very nice round soft portery brew.
annunz123 (745) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is brown sugar, grape, coffee and a little pipe tobacco (all in all, better than it sounds). Flavor is sweet with chocolate and dark fruit. Some roast coffee bitterness in the finish. A lot of flavor but not overpowering--this is really good stuff.
JefVerstraete (673) - BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black, a bit white foam. Medium carbonation. Balance between sweet and bitter. Aroma of caramel and roasted malts.
Jabic (351) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ar: Sweet brown sugar, plum, treacle, and sherry.
Ap: Deep brown, clear - medium very light tan head with fair retention, leaving a thin trail of lacing.
T: Lots of caramel and brown sugar up front - robust malt sweetness, with pineapple and candy apple - bitterness is medium-low, with a mossy and herbal character - some mild sherry notes - cocoa, nougat, and dark caramel on the finish.
P: Full body with medium-high carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: This is a delicious baltic porter - reminds me of a sweeter, but less roasty, version of Koff - it has a ton of flavor, body, and complexity for its relatively low 5.5% abv - great!
mike5326 (468) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a cold bottle. Dark brown color , light tan head. Metallic smell, slight roasted malt. Slight bitterness, smooth malt taste.
Douberd (1224) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 330 ml, into a snifter at home. ABV 5.5%
Pitch black colour on the body, thin beige head sitting on top, with good retention for its size and light lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of sweet milky chocolate and light coffee coming from the back.
Fantastic taste with much more coffee now, roasted malts, quite bitter, with medium to long duration.
Medium thick body, good carbonation.
Really nice porter.
Borup (4406) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at DØE 2013.
Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, fruit and caramel.