Joakgust (690) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 65 cl - Semi hazy black red beer with a nice frothy head. Aroma is malty with notes of blue berries, caramel, chocolate and spices. Flavor is malty with notes of coffee, chocolate and some smoked malts. Shame this was discontinued. High hinkability yet still very full.
artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased in November 2012 at a bottle shop. I guess it’s been aged a year since it was last brewed in 2011 and discontinued. Love the smoked smell. Not overpowering. Melds well with the sweet malts. Not as dark as I would expect, slightly watery.
dutchbeerpages (1357) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had some great Great Divide beers before, this one isn’t one of those. Yes, there is smokiness and some hints of the Baltic Porter, but it’s thin and lacks too much of the nicer things in life and beer. Bottle from De Bierkoning, shared with Uckelman.
uckelman (143) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly smoky aroma and aftertaste. Not much smoke in the taste. Mouthfeel is thin for a Baltic porter, rather unsatisfying. Decent, drinkable, but not terribly notable.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a semi-clear dark brown with a ruby tint, a medium size khaki head, and good lacing.
smell is of malt, cocoa, and a touch of caramel.
taste is dry, cocoa, malt, hops in the back, a touch of vanilla, and a little smoke. ends a little dry and a little bitter.
culchiem (2035) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Obscenely overpriced bottle at Das Meisterstuck, purchased cause I saw it was retired here. Jet black with a medium tan head. Aroma is cigar smoke. Flavour is again dominated by cigar, burnt wood and some licquorice. Body is not as heavy as you would expect.
AlberRueda (58) - - OCT 15, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Espuma: Cremosa, marrón, con burbujas muy pequeñas que suben en rosario, dejando una capa de medio cm.
Color: Marrón muy oscuro.
Intensidad aromática: Muy alta.
Aroma: Torrefactos (cafe, cacao y chocolate), frutos negros (grosella, moras), ligero toque ahumado.
Entrada en boca/amargor: Seca y amarga, con final dulce.
Sabor: Torrefacto (café, cacao), frutos negros, regaliz negro.
visionthing (2095) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
10cl sample (bottle) at Vulkan ølfestival. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a small beige head. Mild aroma of roasted malt with licorice, dark fruits, chocolate and just a hint of smoke and spices. Medium to full body. Sweet, but well balanced. Lightly bitter and hoppy finish, also quite dry. Pleasant porter, but a bit anonymous. (2012-10-03)
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 22oz. A dark brown beer topped by a small, beige head. More or less clear. Coffee, hints of smoke, some chocolate and nuts in the aroma. Only a hint of smoke, I think there should be more of it. That goes for the flavor too, which is mostly roasted, with some coffee and a decent bitterness. A light sourish smoke note too, and some sweetness. Full-bodied, semi-dry and nicely carbonated. Short finish with roasted malts kind of bitterness. A nice beer indeed, but it needs more punch, especially on the smoke. 120505
MaartenRF10 (1359) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Holiday resort
Dark brown, unclear with nice light brown head. Nose is moderately smokey, with a lot of chocolate sweetness and hints of coffee. Taste is smoke, milk chocolate, some coffee and some hop bitterness. Bit sticky, medium to full body with rather high carbonation.