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RATINGS: 621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Shall one compare thee to a fair beer, Not even this perfect porter before thou will do thee justice. Thou art more complex, brave and cunning. Thou have changed more than a brew will ever. Thou may be lil’, but thy mind is greater than words can speak and beer will ever taste.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2013
A black body with a tan head that had good retention but no lacing. Aroma had notes of chocolate malts, leather and alcohol. Flavor was initially sweet and although there was some nice roasted flavors alcohol seemed to dominate the flavor. Nice mouthfeel and a smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bbllmm (39) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAY 29, 2016
Pours pitch black almost no foam. No nose! In mouth good chocolate and coffee, a touch (tiny) of licorice and dried black plums. Great beer, well balanced, easy drinking, very mild sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (593) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2016
Draft at Craft and Draft, Amsterdam. Black with a tan head. Sweet aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet,moderate bitter, dark chocolate, roasted malts, alcohol. Sweet bitter chocolate aftertaste. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KarlPopper (50) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Intensive aroma with melanoidines, smoked plum, coffee, cocoa cake, great baltic porter notes. Mouthfeel is thick, full and sweet but this sweetness increases the experience of beer being full bodied. An extremely enjoyable beer with no hints of alcohol, complex and very well drinkable. One of best porters I have ever drunk

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ttheilen (530) - USA - MAY 16, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (502) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle (12oz) Dark brown with little head. Dark fruit, dark chocolate with some bitter ness in the end. Full bodied, light carbonation. Some coffee too seems to l inger.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fullpintofbeer (89) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2016
Bottle from Brew Bristol. Appearance: medium brown head, very dark brown colour, almost black. Aroma: dry plums, coffee, vanila, dark chocolate, roast. Taste: sweetness of fruits, then bitterness of coffee and chocolate, amazing! Palate: full bodied, thick, long finish, well balanced, although a bit of alcohol, average carbonation. Overall: Wow! Very drinkable, fantastic beer, love it!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (1980) - Odense C, DENMARK - APR 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, light roast, licorice, light vanilla sweet notes, molasses, sweet caramel. Taste is very sweet, toffee, molasses, sweet, licorice. Very sweet, but balanced and very drinkable. Nice

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2469) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2016
Bottle from whole foods. Black with a brown head. Aroma of dark fruit, wood, roast, and molasses. Medium-full bodied. Sweet, fruity, roasty, and a little spiced tasting. Very good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crim (103) - POLAND - APR 15, 2016
Aromat fajnie wylezakowanego porteru bałtyckiego, ciemne owoce czekolada, lekko kwaskowa i palona kawa, cukierki truflowe W smaku gładkie i słodkie, czekoladowe, posmak ciemnych owoców, wyraźnej kwaśnej/palony kawy i czekolady, bardzo cukierkowy charakter Podsumowując przypomina mi w charakterze ciechana porter, ktory tak z rok poczekał na degustacje, raczej nie czuć alko jak na 11,5%

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2016
Nice brownish black pour. Aromas of chocolate/coffee/tobacco. Didn’t seem 11.5 ABV, alcohol is well masked. Big flavor on this beer.


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