lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black as night with a thin brown head that quickly evaporates to nothing at all. Smells of roasty malt, mixed with dark fruit and a just hint of smoke.
No surprises in the mouth as it reflects the nose almost perfectly. Roasty and dark fruit (raisiny) with a fairly chewy body but creamy as well. The roasted malt and fruit mix nicely and the creamy texture makes it go down smooth. The alcohol sneaks up on you a bit since there’s nary a hint of booziness. Creamy, mocha-like finish and a lingering roastiness in the aftertaste.
It’s as straightforward as a Baltic Porter can be, balanced the fruitiness and the roastiness well and is smooth as velvet. What’s not to like? Six years is a long time to wait between samples...but I think they have improved the recipe since then
thomat (3303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a small tan head. Malty and roasted tones. Malt, chocolate, coffee, fruit and hops. Medium body with a bice bitter / roasted finish.
Nevalainen (580) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The color is clear dark brown with tan head. Aroma chocolate, and hint of licorice. Taste is medium sweet, a bit smokey, notes of chocolate and licorice. Quite good porter, but not My favourite.
Desverger (7994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen (06/03/2016) - pours black with a tan head. Aroma and taste is roasted malty, slight burnt dark malty notes, with chocolate, coffee, caramel, licorice, cocoa, roasted finish.
GenDV138 (5722) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at Norm’s Beer & Wine. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasty notes, light malt, toffee. Tastes of dark chocolate, licorice, caramel, subtle smokiness, light spice. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty good.
brownaler (529) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid black appearance. Smooth profile and a bit of chalkiness and syrup with a roasty finish.
bigbish (684) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a really great winter beer. Nice toasted characters, we’ll rounded flavor. Feels medium on the palate. Good beer.
HuldgaardRJ (180) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(7) Drink again. I would drink this beer again. No doubt - not the band - but the beer - chessy - yes! But nevertheless a good beer!
llkc (1471) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Duft karamel lidt Brandt malt sødme svag rugbrød smag ristet malt karamel lidt kaffe lidt bitter malt smag
CloakedDagger (1867) - - JUL 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours a clear, warm reddish brown with a beige head. Sweet, dark, dried fruit aroma. Medium body, sweet and rich dark dried fruit, a little vanilla. Very little roastiness. Not much of a Baltic Porter. 080715
bkurtz (1060) - MOROCCO - JUN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours a dark, clear brown with a big creamy, mostly lasting head with some big carb bubbles. Aromas of sweet dried fruits and licorice. Velvet mouth feel with aromas continuing in the taste. A bit sweet, but a "full" 6% beer.