Brewed by Gänstaller Bräu
Style: Baltic Porter
Hallerndorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
a.k.a. Baltic Porter. 22.4 Plato. American and New Zealand hops. Brewed in collaboration with Närke (Sweden) and De Molen (Netherlands).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
androman (1050) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2015
33cl bottle at home from Kaapse Brouwers, Rotterdam. Body is dark brown, head is small, beige, creamy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Nose is chocolate, flavor is very dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, cocoa. Light to medium sweet, heavy roasty bitter. Finish is long lasting roasty bitter, tons of dark chocolate, alcohol is well covered. Full body, thin texture, nearly flat carbonation. Excellent chocolate dessert beer, easy and very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (8696) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (39785) - 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]

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1538) - Koper, SLOVENIA - SEP 3, 2015
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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Draft at Cafe Abseits, Bamberg. Almost Guinness like black color with frothy head. Aroma of green hops, touch of mint, medium roastiness. Full mouthfeel, creamy mouthfeel, fresh hops, mint, nice roast in the flavor. Wonderful beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2593) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle. Coffe, chocolate, vinousity and vanilla notes in aroma. Tastes the same with a low roastiness and bitterness. Pretty sweet. Crazy soft and light mouthfeel!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2015
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (1277) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11892) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (565) - - MAY 15, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2015 Dark brown colour with almost no light brown head. Aroma of roasted barley malts, oak, and other woody notes. Taste is firstly caramel sweet, with evident alcohol note, which immediately disappear. Finish is bitter/sweet, and at the same time you can detect, that this beer have a high IBU. But the question is, which hops did they used? Anyway: Full body. very gentle, soft carbonation, medium bitterness. Cane sugar sweet - hoppy aftertaste with woody (oak bourbon) notes. Very interseting, complex beer.

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