rocbyter (1768) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy sour malt aroma. Dark amber color wrong a small brown head. Mild beginning with a tangy finish. Chalky palete.
SirLimpsalot (1611) - SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Basunen: ganska tydlig doft av våt bränt brasa, kaffe, lakrits och en ganska stor rökighet.Smaken: Inte fullt så rökig som doften, men helt klart tydligt lite saltrökt skinka. Mycket stärka kaffetoner som gir den där mycket torra känslan.
Eftersmaken sitter i lagom länge
LilBeerDoctor (2816) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a very thin tan head and some yeast chunks. Aroma of bitter coffee grounds, roasted coffee, roasted nuts, maple, and sweet malt. Flavor of tons of roasted coffee, roasted nuts, toffee, roasted malt, nougat, and a hint of sweet malt. Very coffee forward, which I love. Tasty stuff!
rarbring (656) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: The smell is dominated by heavily roasted aromas, coffee, bitter chocolate and some vanilla.
Appearance: The beer is dark brown (clouded probably), almost black, pours with a small beige head leaving little lacing. And some curtains.
Taste: The taste is deep, sweet brown sugar and with strong chocolate, burnt toast.
Palate: Very low carbonation, soft but with a dry almost coarse finish..
Overall: A complex beer, but with rather small body.
Note: On-tap at beer sampling at De Klomp.. Reviewed 2010-10-09.
jgb9348 (3964) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown body with a bit of a chewy look and absolutely no head at all, hardly any bubbles at all. Aroma of chocolate, alcohol, pit fruits, nuts, earth and a bit of anise. Light-bodied; Strong roasty flavour with a nutty and quite earthy flavour with alcohol and a lot of pit fruit and sweet tastes. Aftertaste is bitter with earth, metal, alcohol and a lot of raisin and deep fruit notes. Overall, a decent baltic porter, but strong on the metallic and earthy notes with a lot of bitterness, and not much body and not so great in other categories. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 18-November-2011 for US$7.99 sampled at home in Washington on 23-August-2012.
glennmastrange (1886) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of toasted and strong coffee, moderate resin and earth for the hops and yeast with soy sauce, vanilla and cigar tobacco in the background. Head is almost non-existant, no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is very dark brown with some crumbs at the bottom. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet, acidic, bitter and salty. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, kind of syrupy with a carbonatio that’s just about flat and a chalky, lightly alcoholic and a little sticky finish. This is a very unique Strong Porter with deep dark aromas, and rich flavors that linger in your mouth.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
$7 bottle from bruisin’ consumed 7/26/11.
brown color is the same as the bottle. small tannish head.
aromas of caramel, burnt toffee, ash, chocolate, roast, coffee and toasted nuts.
the flavor is about the same...a little salty pretzel, chocolate, roasty bitterness and an ashy bitter finish which lingers into the aftertaste.
it is smooth and creamy yet clean and crisp.7/3/7/4/15+
nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is toasted and sweet with licorice, coffee, and a metallic quality. The appearance is medium brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. This beer is kind of sad.
nearbeer (3048) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml. Opaque ebony with a lasting quarter inch of sticky foam. Aroma is dark toasted almond, chocolate, oats, vanilla, and coconut liqueur. Flavors of chocolate oatmeal cookie, lactose, toasted earthy nut, prune, light char, iodine, and espresso. Medium body is watery, with slight carbonation. A bit sweet to start, but ends up being a fairly well balanced ale with all the roast on the finish.
AirForceHops (1851) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 1 pint .9 oz. At first popping the cap I could smell roasted malt. Poured deep brown, nearly no head to show. Bottled Conditioned yeast floating around and settling to the bottom of the snifter. Nose is a nice mixture of Coffee, Roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is much the same with a nice surprise in the finish. I get a salty nut flavor. Kind of like a roasted peanut. This salty, roasted peanut give this brew its own Identity and make it slightly different. It was nice sipping this brew. The body was a little thin but I over-looked it. I really believe this is worth a try and I would drink again. Side note: I paired this with a Reese Peanut butter cup. I think the Candy complimented this brew.