JorisPPattyn (8228) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very small cream-coloured head over black beer. Liqueurish nose & sweet bread as bread soaked in wine and sweet soy sauce; liquorice. Lots of liquorice and drop in the taste - even salt drop. Bitterness made salty/mineral by the combination? Finish is quite dry, nearly ashy. Medium bodied, but very (grist)slick, slight oily feel. Yeah... somehow I fear the exotic hops don’t work well with the more traditional rest.
kermis (6160) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, caramel. Flavor is over moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
MrHangover (3055) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as rail soda, courtesy of random stranger. Pours a pitch black beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma has loads of coffee, roasted malts, dark caramel. Flavor has loads of coffee, caramel, big sweetness. Nice in balance, long sweetish aftertaste. Good stuff.
bierkoning (10843) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Malt, licorice, vegetable notes in the aroma. Seaweed. Malty sweet, roasty flavor with salted licorice. Sweetish, laurel. An odd mix of a doppelbock and a porter. Hard to rate this beer properly.
Beerconnaiseur (164) - BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a full and layered array of aromas! Draf, wort, grass, dark cane sugar, melasse, candi. Soft mouthfeel with at start the alpha acids kicking in some bitterness, slowly shifting to a malty taste and subtle aftertaste of hops and herbal flavours. The hops go from a subtle smell to an interesting taste. This baltic porter is a bit watery, which makes it very drinkable. It’s different + has has a stunning nose - even some pepper after some sniffs. Lovely!
flip_soeperman (690) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very complex beer. More on the side of a bock then a porter, not very roasted in flavour yet full bodied and viscous. Has some sweetness of a quadruple but with more bitterness. Very nice layered beer.
Rune (8919) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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).
VsXsV (2635) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Akkurat. Deep brown liquid with medium light tan head. Aroma of smoke, bread, pumpernickel, chocolate, vanilla, cream and wood. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of chocolate, smoke and bread. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty nice.
AndySnow (4502) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, plum, caramel, a bit sweet.
Body: Full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Rather mild, coffee, some dried fruit, liquorice, chocolate.
omhper (20560) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.