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Brewed by Gänstaller Bräu
Style: Baltic Porter
Hallerndorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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a.k.a. Baltic Porter. 22.4 Plato. American and New Zealand hops. Brewed in collaboration with Närke (Sweden) and De Molen (Netherlands).


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2013

Draught @ Zoiglstube Gänstaller Drei Kronen Straßgiech, Drosendorfer Straße 24, Schesslitz-Strassgiech, Bavaria Germany 96110.

[ As Gänstaller-Bräu / De Molen / Närke B&H MeGa Dark Bock ].
[ Courtesy of Andreas ]. Clear dark black brown colour with a large, creamy, good to excellent lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate hoppy, grass, licorice. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long long duration, licorice, chocolate, hoppy, dry. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Wow what a nice beer almost like a good black ipa with all that hops .. VERY VERY nice Andreas :D [20130510]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19808) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Bottled at Akkurat, Stockholm. Near black, small head. Grass, caramel and licorice up front. Mid sweet with full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Licorice, chocolate, tobacco and mild citrus. Mildly warming finish with some bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14089) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle @ Zoiglstube, Schesslits. Pours dark brown with a creamy head. Dusty, yeasty and roasted nose. Flavor is roast, chocolate, liquorice and coffee. A whiff of alcohol. Really hoppy bitter finish. Smooth...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11349) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle at SMÖF 2013. Black beer with a nice beige head. Nutty malty aroma, caramel, grassy, floral, roasted, chocolate. Malty roasted flavor, caramel, hay, licorice, earthy notes, cocoa, caramel, grapes, some nuts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2013
Near blackwith a big, tan head. Malty aroma with caramel and licorice, along with herbal and citrus hops. Sweetish malty flavour of licorice.Citrus and herbal hops, at a level where the flavour resembles a black IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (10962) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 8, 2013
Tief röstiger Beginn, süß, schokoladig. Die zu starke Süße bleibt bestehen, tief röstig, erdig, schwer zu deuten. Bitter röstiger Ausklang. 10/11/8/11//11

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (8348) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
Draught, taster at the Gänstaller brewery, many thanks to Andreas. A beige head with big bubbles. Jet black coloured body. Roasted dark malty aroma added by dried fruits. Rich taste of grainy chocolate, nuts, coffee and prunes. Roasted malty, mid-sweet, finish with alcohol warmth. Full bodied. Lovely sipper (Hallerndorf 11.10.2014).

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (8219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014 Draft at the Zoiglstube and again at Fränkisches Bierfest in Nürnberg.
First go: Lightly fruity, somewhat musty, green, raw hop aroma. Cocoa / chocolate. Rich mouthfeel, explosive carbonation and bitterness and hop acids in the finish. Very fragrant but also more muddled / yeasty than the keg pours a week later.
Second go: Amazingly fruity / grapefruit American hop nose. Rich cocoa and chocolate malt and roast, a lot of enticing dark caramel malt sugars. Cleanly fermented. Roast is earthy bitter baking chocolate. Dangerously drinkable alcohol. Glorious. Something like a strong Black IPA crossed with a doppelbock, and more American in character than German.

12oz bottle at Andy’s brewery, August 2014. Approximately 18 months old. Short tan colored head on a dark chestnut brown body.
It has lost the bright hop nose given by the intense dry-hopping, and the luscious chocolate and roast-focused malt has taken over the aroma. Creamy, silky body. Sweet balanced enough by bitterness. It’s certainly more chocolate focused and malt driven than the fresh keg that was server at the 2013 Nuremberg Bierfest, and overall it’s a totally different experience, but still a positive one. 7/3/7/4/15, 3.6

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
Bottled at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg, on September 24, 2013.
As "Gänstaller Närke & De Molen B&H MeGa Schwarzer Bock".
Clear dark red to black color, brown head. Sweet, lactic, somewhat smoked, malty scent. Sweet, fudge, caramel, grainy taste. Fudge, roasted, dry aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (6319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Draft in Strassgiech. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (dark chocolate, roasted grain/nuts), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of vanilla and magic. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Another one of those experiences where I couldn’t quite come up with ample words. A restrained but very elegant example. On the sweet side but not at all syrupy or fatiguing. A "grower"...one where I originally just muttered "nice" in light of Andy’s mid/high-4 quality "shower" beers being already out on the table, but then found myself being more attracted to as I returned to the glass each time.


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