Bathory (458) - Bryne, - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a creamy nutbrown head. Aroma of roasted malts, some coffee and leaves. Flavour is mainly dominated of the roasted malts, with some chocolate and coffee notes and some dough in the end. Slick mouthfeel, quite low carbonation for a baltic porter and a medium body. Overall a good beer, maybe a bit boring.
Sebilinz (573) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black body with tan head. Aroma is burned malts with some hints of caramel and hints of rubber. Taste is burned malts with hints of cocoa. Aftertaste is bitter and roasted malts.
Bork (322) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Comes out smelling like Swedish Julmust. Taste is malty, roasted with a fair bit of chocolate. Somewhat flat mouthfeel unfortunately docks lots of points. Good but not great.
DSG (6261) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom C’s place. Thanks Stas. Black-colored with a nice tan head. Aroma of licorice, malt, a bit of fruitiness, chocolate and a bit of roast. Sweetish flavor with some roast, chocolate, a bit of licorice, some fruitiness and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.
martin00sr (821) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with creamy tan head. Aroma has coffee and chocolate with roasted notes. Flavour has coffee and hints of licorice. Lingering bitter finish. Nice.
Nocturne (869) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at St Urho’s Pub, Helsinki. Black with ruby hints. Geometric lacing patterns down the glass. Roasted aroma with lighter vanilla notes. Taste has plenty of liquorice, light berry fruits and a long, sticky tobacco finish. Definitely a solid example of this style.
rotaman14 (151) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, near black beer, with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, raisins, dark fruit, light coffee. Taste is more sweet than bitter, with lots of chocolate and dough. Excellent porter.
niklasdietz (85) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours blackish brown with a thick, fluffy beige head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and coca-cola. Taste is lightly smoked, coffee and licorice. Quite high carbonation makes this one rather light bodied for at porter, which is fine with me.
- with thirst, Niklas
rondphoto (2204) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear very dark brown color, bubbly head cover that stays awhile, tiny dots of lace. Nice aroma of roasted malt. Taste is roasted caramel malt that adds toffee in the palate before turning more bitter through the appearance of dark chocolate. All moves smoothly to a lingering bitter malt finish. The body is a little watery, but not objectionable. Overall, a nice example of the style.
jpkeskinen (255) - FINLAND - JUL 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank from a bottle at home. Good strong taste, slightly sweet and smoky. The colour is nicely black and the head is thin.
jmgreenuk (4807) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at St. Urho’s Pub, Helsinki. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head and some broken lace. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. The flavour is strong bitter with big roasted malt liqourice bitter, light toffee, alcoholic palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Tasted a little more alcoholic than it was.