DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an 8.82 oz. bottle bought in Atlanta in 2001. It is the 1998 version and it held up quite well! It has very little carbonation and virtually no head. The aroma is of sweetness, malt, caramel, prunes, and soy sauce. The flavor contains very little hops. It tastes very malty like a chocolate malt (shake). It is dark, sweet, malty, chocolaty, fruity, soy saucy and has a medium body. Overall a nice combination of flavors that developed over a 6 year period.
MOLA_DK (293) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vintage 2010. Pours dark chesnut with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and liquorice. Taste is liquorice and caramel. Long lasting dry’ish finish. Nice beer.
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 15, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good, and strong for a Scandinavian beer. ’I Have a Dream’ that someone will ’Gimme Gimme Gimme’ one soon. If not, I’ll be sending out an ’S.O.S.’ and will prepare to meet my ’Waterloo’. How Swede it is!
Gbgbrouge (291) - SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle, dark Brown almost black with low head. Aroma strong with notes of coffee, caramel and a trace of smoke. Taste is bittersweet with notes of coffee and bread. Light bitterness in the finish.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with ruby highlights and generous foamy tan head that crowns the beer. Very subtle nose, nothings jumping right out. Hints of caramel, roast and chocolate, with even a bit of alcohol as it warms, but its all very much in balance. Mild coffee and hint of Burgundy wine, even a bit tannic mouthfeel, but only serves to balance the malt sweetness.
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 3, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle dated 2001. Pours a very dark blackened-ruby with a scattered, tan head. Aroma is predominantly roasted malts with some woody/earthy hops and faint notes of ripe fruit. Flavor is perfectly balanced and clean. Caramel, coffee and smoke are present, but not dominant. Medium-bodied, moderately carbonated and incredibly drinkable. Dry finish. This was my first baltic porter, and I’ll be seeking more.
Rballs01 (281) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! Real porters definitly come from over seas. This one is thick and sweet, soo good. Deep dark and black. Nice robust roasted flavor that doesn’t over power your mouth. Toffee sweetness followed by a slight bitterness. Drink it alone and "FEEL THE SWISS"
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like the dark color. Little head. Notes of chocolate. Worth a try.
AlbertC (276) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is small, with coffee, and roasted malts. Taste is much better; coffee, cocoa, chocolate perfectly balanced with some bitterness hops. Aftertaste is like hot chocolate.
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells and tastes very grainy.