3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to axilla for sharing. I had no idea this beer existed. Extremely dark black body with a medium dark brown head but I was drinking this in the twilight so of course it looked black as death. Moderately boozy rich dark chocolate, chocolate syrup and moderately strong roast, the mouthfeel is a bit syrupy, but in a really nice smooth way, while the alcohol (tasted like bourbon!) was a little high or too apparent but didn’t take anything away. In fact it hit the spot. Complex, rich chocolate and charred fruit flavors, even some dark roast coffee in there as well. An awesome Baltic Porter, and one I was happy I got a chance to try.
Ungstrup (30255) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2003, sampled July 2006. A pitch black beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma contains lots of chocolate, madeira, and over ripe fruits, as well as light notes of oxidation and licorice. The flavor is sweet with a strong malt presence and notes of over ripe fruits alcohol, madeira, raisins, and chocolate as well as a light oxidation.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25oz bottle from basement at brew pub.2005 version. Pures very dark brown with no head or carbonation. Smell of coffee, brown sugar, and roasted malts. Taste mildy sweet with coffee, roasted malty flavors throughout.The body was kind of thin but o.k. The flavors dissapers fast and leaves and dry hoppy aftertaste.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
@ brewpub. Poured a dark mahogany/black body with a foamy tan head. The aroma was sweet milk chocolate, cherries, and light coffee and cream. Flavors were hershey bars with coffee and cream. Some berries and sweet smoke in the finish. Very thick and oily mouthfeel. I Love This Beer!
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Soy, sugar and liquorice notes to the roasted malt aroma with some light fruitiness. Opaque dark brown body with a low tan head that recedes slowly but completely. Chocolate flavour has some nice fruitiness and a pleasantly roasty finish. Medium body with low carbonation and some alcohol warming. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT, Rastacouere and Yowie.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black color with a tiny ring of light brown lace. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and subtle fruits. Good flavor of roasted malt, chocolate and underlying fruits with a bitter finish. The body is light with a dry texture and low carbonation. This is good, maybe not as I thought it would be but still a very pleasant experience.
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Subtle grapiness escapes the chocolatey sweet malt pond. A straightforward dessert must ensue. The cask version has much more vanilla, and is sweeter and bolder.
Roasted malt flavor and bitterness lathers the cocoa powder and smooth vinosity. Hot alcohol laces on the dark chocolate bar and warns of its warming effect. The cask version showcases more alcohol, a flatter feel, and a disparate amalgamation of flavors. The regular tap serves it much better, no doubt.
Those ice cream bars do their job very well.
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour, light brown ring. I tried both the cask and draft version and they were quite different. The cask felt a bit dull, soy saucy and kind of like a dark malts soup. On the other hand, the keg offered a more interesting cakey sweetness with certainly a beany aspect, but it was more vanilla-ish than vegetal this time. The mouthfeel was quite oily with that low carbonation, full and fatiguing. Rather complex flavours with good supporting hops and roastiness hinting at cocoa and herbs. Still, more integration and roundness would have been welcome and the usual fruitiness forgot the meeting.
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the GLI. Poured a dark black with an averaged sized brownish head. Aromas and tastes of chocolates, roasted malts, and some dark fruits lurking in the back ground. Starts of lightly sweet and ends in a nice coffee bitter finish. I didn’t get any alcohol in the aromas and tastes - I wouldn’t have guessed it was 9.4%. Lacing left on the glass.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this at the Manayunk fest and it got lost in my notes. Poured deep black/mahogany with a big tan head. Nice coffee/chocolate aroma, with a roasty malt flavor followed up by coffee, more chocolate, and a slightly dry, creamy, smooth finish. Very good.