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
Brewhemia (209) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with brown head. Sweet aroma of honey and dark sugar and a faint toasty aroma. Too sweet an aroma to my liking. The taste is less sweet than expected. Lots of sweetness but enough roasted maltiness to add some balance. Flavors of prunes and other dried fruits in the finish. Good taste. Carbonation quickly vanishes.
Hansen (8436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown and clear. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Nice aroma, sweet roasted malts, faint roasted, medicine, pine, chocolate.
Zita (6136) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice light burnt aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, light licorice and sweet chocolate finish.
ken1 (1779) - DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Roasted malt and fruity sweetness.
Flavour: Roasted malt and fairly malty and fruity sweet. Aftertaste is malty sweet.
Colour: Dark reddish brown with a tan head.
From: Bottle @ Voldby Købmandsgaard Sept. 2016.
thomat (3420) - 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 (618) - 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 (8696) - 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 (6101) - 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 (553) - 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 (688) - 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.