Slatetank (17) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I picked this up at Brass Rail Deli in Campbelltown, PA, enjoyed chilled in a tulip.
The appearance is onyx, solid black opaque with thin pale tan cap with fine bead. The smell is dark cocoa, light currant and some dark roast coffee with slight vanilla and raisin. The feel is good with moderate roast and medium carbonation with medium body with lots of malt body but still relatively dry in the finish.
The taste is good, moderate cocoa and coffee mix with slight dark currant berry undertone from yeast with a bit of char and light vanilla accent with a subtle spice in the semi caramel finish with some light hop flavor and nice dry woody elements. Overall a pretty tasty porter but to expensive to have frequently it is good but the value isn’t there
djoeye (1574) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Diminishing beige head. Spread lacings. Clear dark brown body.
Scents of roasted chocolate malt, earthy leaves, hops, hints of teak oil.
Roasted malts, dark chocolate, and a nice spicy herby feel to the tongue.
Pleasant to palate. Ends with sweet coffee notes as a continuation of the confectionery from the main taste.
. 33 cl brown bottle 5.5%, Systembolaget, import by me & t@home.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - the aroma increases with agitation and overall coming toward room temp. it takes on a little chocolate and the slightest bit of alcohol
Appearance - Color is black with an initial 1" white head, it eventually fades to a thin layer. The glass laces slightly very nice appearance
Taste - the flavor is a semi-sweet with a nice roast. A real subtle bitterness rolls on the side of the tongue
Feel -this beer is incredible smooth, rich, and velvety.
An absolutely nice brew.
NORSAND (31) - - JAN 15, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Appearance: Dark brown with a lot of red.
Nose: Some dark, heavy maltiness, a bit vegetal and noticeable bottle aromas.
Taste & palate: Relatively light for being a porter, a little sweetness, a little bitterness and a bit watery mid-palate. Soft. Low carbonation. This is fully drinkable but in it´s 16th year it´s clearly well past it´s peak.
Aaron68 (595) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle @ home, January 08, 2014
Beer from Systembolaget, Strømstad.
Beer from a wine glass
Have had this beer many times during the last years.
Nice black color with a thin beige head and medium carbonation.
Aroma is roasted malt,coffee,some hop and dark chocolate.
A bit thinner and weaker in taste than i could remember.
It was also a bit dryer than i could remember
The beer had a medium dry and bitter finish
A bit confused regarding this beer.
It was one of my favorites, but i havent tasted it for years.
Better luck next time i hope.
Mortlach (970) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
29/11/2013 330ml bottle shared @La Tana (thanks Valeriotto!). Nera, non molto densa, riflessi color coca cola, schiuma leggera beige, non molto persistente. Al naso sentori di malto, caramello, note tostate, leggermente vinose. In bocca è squilibrata, malto, caramello, leggere note caffettose, appena cioccolatose, ossidazione, non molto in stile. Corpo leggerino, forse troppo, carbonazione soft. Purtroppo non era in buone condizioni, da riprovare.
bjerkeaa (180) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black pour with light brown head. Aromas of mild coffee, toffee and chocolate. Thin body, medium/small palate. Close to no bitterness.
nellycale (184) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Pours a black hur with a flat - very little head. Flavor is outstanding with coffee, caramel, and hints of vanilla. Biggest shortfall is a real lack of carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SamTheBarrel (462) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, pours clear brownish black with a small tan head that quickly dissipated. Aroma and taste of roasted malt and a hint of coffee and dark chocolate. Light sweetness with a medium bitterness. Medium-light body, smooth texture and average carbonation. An okay Baltic Porter, but with too light body and low ABV.
jb (2229) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Ron. Thanks Ron! After a stellar IS and IIPA, this one underwhelmed. It might not have been its fault. Cidery nose, with cola. Clear, reddish appearance. Palate is thin, malty, sweet. Doesn’t fit the normal Baltic profile.