Benzai (11825) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Brown color with a red-brown glare coming through, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, brown malts, light to moderately milk chocolate, light roast, roasted malts, some bitter. Nice one! Quite like it.
DutchDrebus (5275) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ joes. Black colour with a medium sized beige head. Smells chocolate, sweet, roasty, vanilla, nice. Not perfect but quite nice. Tastes sweet, malts, chocolate, roasty, vanilla. Quite nice. Medium to full body, soft carbo.
MrHangover (3671) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark ruby red, brown blackish beer with a big creamy beige head on top. Aroma is sweet and roasty, some chocolate and roasted coffee. Flavor is sweet, very malt forward, loads of chocolate, gets more caramel in the back of the palate. Really sweet, again loads of molasses in the aftertaste. Softly carbonated, greatly balanced. Very nice beer.
voyageurmike (203) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler at the brewery. Opaque black full bodied and creamy. Very strong anise aroma and licorice flavor, big malty finish. Nice beer but with flavoring I would not expect with this style.
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at CPK. Black with a small foamy brown head. Aroma is milky, pretty chocolatey with some vanilla and flowers. Body is medium, smooth, rounded. Taste is again chocolatey and lactic, creamy with some resinous flowery hops in the finish. Pretty nice stuff overall.
mmargarucci (218) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with coffee colored foam. Aroma is filled with chocolate, toffee. Taste is balanced not too sweet. Dark chocolate, berries, cherries and Nutella notes. Finish has relatively strong coffee bitterness. Very enjoyable!
Hanoi (709) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nose is milk chocolate, praline, hazelnut, brown sugars, plums, fruit cake, hints of cola. Taste is chocolate, licorice, plums, cherry and red berry, fruit cake, hint of cola, lots and lots of hazelnut, hint of wood with dark chocolate and vanilla with a touch of tobacco in the finish. Mouthfeel is rich.
Baltic porter is a style I don’t have a good working knowledge of, but I enjoyed this a lot.
solidfunk (6479) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of milk chocolate and some caramelized malt. Some roast. Pours black with great carpet lacing and head. Finish mostly sweet with some bitterness. Tap at Lord hobo.
Radek Kliber (6869) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where and how: bottle 355ml, tasting
Aroma: strong. Clean yeast nose. Soft wrap, hint of with vanilla. Slight hint of chocolate, toasty sides.
Top: large tanned head, rings on glass walls.
Palate : medium full bodied, drinkable with long lasting finish.
Taste: coffee roast, too roasty feel for proper Baltic. Creamy backing makes it tad too soft as well. As in aroma, hints of vanilla. Alcohol well hidden adding gentle warmth.
other notes very nice imperial stout that wants to be Baltic.
STRIX918 (9) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with small, short-lived beige head. Aroma is mild with sweet roasted malt and some coffee and cola. Taste is more complex and amplified. Starts off slightly sweet with dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and faint licorice. Finishes bitter with an ashy, tobacco aftertaste that was the only thing I didn’t like about this beer. Smooth medium mouthfeel with low carbonation and alcohol well hidden.