oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled@Fonefan. A perfect ending to two very nice days around in Ulfborg! Very dark rubyish brown colour (close to black) with small creamy brown head that stays for a while. Aroma is raisins, smoked wood, some peat, mild smoke as well as some slight fruityness. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, licorice, alcohol as well as some mildly smoked wet wood. Really complex and wellbalanced. Fullbodied.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black brown body with no head. Coffee nutty brown, peanuts and dry minerals. Okay.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
#458 11/07 @Richmond/Williamsburg Gathering-33 cl bottle-pours with no head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty, slight vegetal, dark fruit. Taste is vinuous, dark malt-roasty, slight vegetal, dark fruit, some salt/acidic. Thanks dkachur/Dan for sharing.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 2008. Pours dark brown with a soft tan head that fades fast. Very smoky and earthy, heavy burnt flavors give an impression of BBQ’d steak, some charred hefty concoction. Finish has a touch of saltiness, that when mixed with the charred flavors brings out a touch of soy sauce.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Richmond Summer Gathering. Bottled 1NOV07, #458, courtesy of dkachur. Black with no head. Mild nose, roasty malt, chocolate, raisin, a whiff of smoke. Excellent body - slick and satiny. Slightly burnt malt flavors, chocolate and a touch of licorice. Just a bit of saltiness in there somewhere. Excellent!
TheBeerGod (4903) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Williamsburg Gathering courtesy of dkachur. Labeled #458. Near black dark brown pour. Absolutely no head on this except a larger bubble or two. Nose is soy sauce, roasted malts, salt, dark chocolate and cocoa. Taste is salty and soy sauce-like with more roasted malts, slight burnt coffee and light dark fruit. Body is near flat but has a nice slickness and is velvety smooth going down. Ends with hops and licorice, soft chocolate, soy sauce, and some odd herbalness. A unique Baltic porter!
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle #458 courtesy of bierkoning. Thanks Edo! Shared at the 2008 Richmond Summer Gathering in Williamsburg. Bottled 11/11/07. Very dark brown pour with a small head. Roasty aroma with notes of alcohol, soy and subtle hops. Taste of chocolate, soy and smoke. Very sticky texture.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, Bottle date/number 1NOV07/458. Thanks to dkachur at Richmond Summer Gathering @ Williamsburg. Pours pour black in color with brwon head. Aroma chocolate and coffee. Taste roasted coffee, chocolate and fruity with bitter finish.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 1, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thanks to solan for sharing at rbsg 2008
nice complex chocolate, roasty, complex flavor. Very tasty.
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
At the brewery pub. A dark black colored beer, with a great thick foamy beige head. It leaves a nice lace on the glass. The aroma of pure chocolate and coffee, dark, dried fruits. The taste is also from pure chocolate and coffee, dark fruits like prune. That makes it a nice little sweet. It has a long little bitter aftertaste. A very good beer. This one belongs with the best beers.