fugitive (1792) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Color hazy brown with almost no head. Aroma roasted, malt, some alcohol, caramel. Taste sweet, herbal, caramel, roasted, bitter finish.
Swaroga (1864) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Baltic Porter in green bottle is a rare combination. The beer is dark brown with a very small head. It has a strong aroma of milk chocolate, light coffee with lots of sugar, some dark toffee and soy sauce. Flavor is mellow which makes this beer easy to drink. I was expecting some more dark profile out of it. Some liitle soy sauce and vegetables doesn’t make it a great porter but still it’s not at all dramatic. I’m beong a bit too picky. Cheers.
rayaron (1057) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’s place. Thanks DSG. Brownish with beige head. Aroma of dried fruits, raisin and date. Bittersweet flavor, a bit alcoholic, notes of date and soy sauce, a bit salty with some roastiness. Medium-bodied, smooth. Very nice.
DSG (9562) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at troubles’s place. Dark brown to black with some tan foam. Aroma of roast, caramel, cookies, nuts, chocolate, a bit of alcohol. Bittersweet flavor with roast, chocolate, soy sauce note, caramel, nuts. Rounded mouthfeel. Very good.
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thuis. Fles dankzij Maakun. Roggebrood, kauwgomballen, melasse, potgrond, hop. Stevig in de smaak maar t komt niet helmaal los. Backlog from 2015/05/20.
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ home
Aroma has licorice, smoke, leather shoes and some fruitiness. Somewhat smooth palate. Flavour has licorice, smoke, some sharp alcohol, hops and some minerals. The alcohol is a bit too strong here. Definitely not bad still.
jd543 (427) - SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a medium, quickly diminishing, beige head. Aroma of yeast, roast malt, fruit. Taste is sweet with a bitter finish. Full body, thick oily texture, low carbonation. Nice beer.
DutchMark (310) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice deep brown with almost no head and (too) little carbonation. light body. Flavor is not coming upfront but strongly present when you swallow. Quite hoppy and bitter. Flavor is earthy with mostly hops and dark roast coffee. Good brew but I have mixed feelings about it.
Nische (1505) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kaapse. Pours clear dark with a tanned head. Aroma is sweetish with malt, liquorice, wood and roasted malt. Very rich flavor with similar notes. This one has aged beautifully.
Kita (1672) - Koper, SLOVENIA - SEP 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 0.33l. Cloudy almost black color with thin creamy light brown head and poor lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, leather, plastic, nuts, mushrooms and some earthy notes. Taste starts with sweet caramel and roasted malt, follows by chocolate, licorice and grassy sourness, mouthfeel is warming alcoholic and mild spicy, while finish is bitter. Full body, thick texture and average carbonation in palate. Complex aromas and bold taste...