Maagaard (1) - DENMARK - JUL 7, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark porter. Good bitterness. Dark roasted chocolate flavours. Nice brown head. Mine had spent 2 years in the cellar. Nice carbonation.
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Cantabrian (812) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Certainly a great beer, with dark fruits, dark chocolates, a good deal of Port, perfectly crafted by Flying Dog. The alcohol content never gets on the way. What turns me off is the excessive dry, hoppy bitterness. I prefer much more their Road Dog Porter.
Argonian (277) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours almost black body, with a brown head that diminishes slowly, leaving a good lace. Mostly malty aroma, some faint notes of coffee. Tastes the same, light to medium bitter, some roastiness. Didnít feel any of the fairly high ABV. Low to average carbonation, oily texture, full bodied. A good beer, nothing to stand out, but itís good.
CatoKj78 (6) - 4550, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lukt: Rosin, brent kaffe, lakris, sjokolade, røstet malt.
Smak: mørk kaffe, litt røyk, mørk sjokolade, litt krydder. Lang kraftig ettersmak.
Trodde først det var en imp Stout da jeg blindtestet.
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Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a black body topped by a medium thick, brown head with a good amount of lacing. Itís slightly sweet and malty with a slight roastiness and a little licorice. Nothing Special. Full bodied, smooth and a touch dry.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mental notes for the first bottle indicate that this one changes significantly with time and temperature; now for my second bottle... Near opaque dark brown color with a dense light brown head. Lots of clinging lace. Initial burst of fresh pine in the nose. Chocolate, cloves, licorice and cinnamon come in later; and as this warm more a real alcohol comes out and burns the nostrils. To many things working against each other to be adored. Smooth and slippery on the palate. Mild start in the flavor department. Light chocolate flavors start the journey. Things get sticky mid to late quaff, with roasted malt, grain, and alcohol flavors mix in. A strong black malt bitterness in the linger. A very chewy porter indeed. Somehow this needs a little more malt character instead of the grainy aspect. I like it in a one and done sort of brew.
Metalhead (628) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2005 Poured deep brown,mild short lived head. Aroma is minimal mild malt/hop mix. Hint of overripe dark fruit.
Has some mild pine,coffee,chocolate grapfruit. Weird in a mild way.Like a more oily subdued version of Alpha Klause. I wish this was a bit more in your face/over the top. Pretty good tho.
legion242 (2180) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
REALLY OVER-RATED. If this is gonna be called a Baltic Porter, then it needs to live up to it. Sorry, Eric, you missed boat here. Not sweet enough and the alcohol is actually to well hidden. Oh yeah, and HST was also very over-rated. What a blow hard!!!
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great head and great lacing. Chocolatey and quite heavy. Taste had appropriate porter tastes. Not a bad beer at all.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is getting ratings all over the place, so it may be safe to say it is a beer for a select few. Very strong roast, the malt here is darkly smoked and unusually fruit laden. Sweet undertones give the smoke added depth, but it doesnít work as intended. The fruit comes off as more of a distraction and I find the actual beer to be a bit thin without it. I congratulate Flying Dog for actually putting a lot of effort into their malt profile for once, I just donít think itís quite right yet. Confusing and unrefined, this beer (as with many FD beers) needs some reworking.