Rasmus40 (15785) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 180114
saxo (16066) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, grass, chocolate, cocoa, caramel and hops.
jake65 (3236) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy of nimbleprop Ė thanks! Really excited to try this; itís been quite a while since Iíve had a new Baltic Porter. Pours deep brown with a huge tan head. Lots of roast in the aroma with a lighter mocha presence. Good roast flavors, cocoa, and mocha. Just a little licorice and lightly earthy. Finishes well. Doesnít strike me as traditional to the style, but enjoyable nonetheless.
cazort (558) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pleasant from the first sip, but a little uninteresting. The high-ish alcohol content is exceptionally well-masked. From the taste, Iíd guess 5% or lower ABV so Iím impressed. When I pay attention, I detect a lot of things in the aroma, including the hints of licorice and chocolate mentioned in the commercial deScription. But I find this beer is easy to ignore...itís smooth and goes down easy, for better or worse, and I find the way it tastes makes me want to drink it fast, which isnít necessarily a good thing. I wish it were less sweet and more bitter. Itís sweet and a bit syrupy at times, especially towards the end when I feel it has lost most of its carbonation. The roasted aroma comes out most in the finish. Not particularly hoppy. I think I can detect the rye in the aroma. Interesting, but only when I pay attention to it. I would gladly drink this again, but wouldnít seek it out. Recommended if you want a dark beer for easy drinking, not if you want a really complex artisan brew.
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full bodied very dark brown with tan head poured from a bottle. Chocolate and coffee taste and roasted malt. Nice winter beer
Iphonephan (5613) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a thick tan head. Likght malty nose. Flavors of chocolate and licorice. Medium bodied, effervescent finish.
gizmo_ber (190) - Steinwenden, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad brew, good hints of roasted barley and chocolate, but nothing over powering. Goes down smooth.
DCLawyer (2393) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->nonic. Deep brown with large frothy offwhite head that settles to bare film. Mild coffee and chocolate boosted by roasted malt and molasses. Thin, with moderate carbonation.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 2009. From bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Dark roasted malt, licorice, coffee and chocolate. A nice winter warmer. Thick and robust.
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear dark cola brown color with a tan frothy head. Aroma is strong of coffee and nuts, with a hint of licorice. Tastes of chocolate, roast, lightly earthy, caramel, and some rye. Very smooth with a full, rich body. Good amount of carbonation.