tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/VII/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: n/a (2014-751) Thanks to PriorL & Mathieu87 for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark purple beer, creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, sugary, caramel, some vanilla, chocolate, bit of chlorine. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bitter touch, lots of caramel, sweet, chocolatey. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, hoppy, dark chocolate, bit grassy.
mikedR (1213) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful porter. Roasty, but not too much. Slightly sweet, but not too much. Just a perfectly balanced beer; recommended!
teromous (52) - - AUG 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Black body with a very fluffy light tan head. It leaves good lacing on the glass. It is a very nice looking beer.
Aroma: A faint acrid burnt smell but not unpleasant. Not a lot of nose on this beer.
Taste: Wow it’s hard to describe the combination of flavors...it probably doesn’t make sense but it has a very keen taste. It’s like a balance of lofty roasted flavor against a caramel malty flavor resting on a knife’s edge. The roast flavor is more like a campfire the day after a camp-out as opposed to the blaze it was the night before. It lingers in the back edges of the palate and is not does not impose. There is this creeping sweetness of the caramel malt that slides in from time to time. Some earthy hop flavor and bitterness peaks through too. This beer is clean!
Palate: Very crisp on the palate. It is a full bodied beer that jumps in to make an appearance and slides out gracefully, leaving a hint of bitterness at the back of the tongue.
Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. It is an excellent Baltic Porter. I think the best concise way to describe it is that the beer is very full in flavor but cleans up after itself very quickly, which is one of the hallmarks I find in a good Baltic Porter. I would buy it again but unfortunately this is a collaboration beer and I’m not sure if it will be available again. It’s not a beer I would stockpile, but I am very glad that I bought it. Cheers!
JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour. Pours a somewhat hazy brown with a beige head. The aroma has vanilla, milk chocolate, cocoa powder. The taste is sweet and chocolatey. Thicker mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation.
AgentAle (685) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is espresso, molasses, dark rich malts and chocolate. Taste is like the aromas. The rich and thick body is deep and is met with a pale dryness. Appearance is black with a beige head that retains fairly well.
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a small head. Aroma is very rich with dark chocolate, vanilla, burnt sugar and bread. Flavour of bready malts, grassy bitterness, syrup, yeastiness, burnt sugar and salty licorice. Dark berries. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Heavy sweet and enjoyable.
olio (6173) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle.
Pours dark mahogany color with a small off-white head. Quite intense cocoa aroma with dark chocoalte, vanilla, dark malts and faint hops. Dry bitter coffee flavor, dark malts, cocoa, dark loaf bread, bilberries, yeast and faint spices. Quite heavy and flavorful. Very tasty.
rosenbergh (6820) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Courtesy of olio.
Dark reddish brown colour with a tiny light tan head.
Roasted malt, vanilla sweetness, Coke, mild bitterness and mild liquorice in the aroma. Feels like a balanced one. The flavour is mild roasted malt, Coke, mild bitterness and sweetness. A bit thin but tasty Porter.
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty nonplussed about this one, kind of a letdown. Two great breweries, one bland beer.
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pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out an almost coca cola color with a moderate tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, molasses, licorice root, tootsie roll and some light citrus notes. Taste is sweet, molasses, chocolate, tootsie roll, light earthy notes, some sticky syrupy notes, toast, light citrus. Not bad.