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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Big, Bold, and Black. This unusual lager style has many similarities to Imperial Stouts. A lengthy conditioning period creates a silky smooth chocolatey mouth feel enhanced by the use of oats and brown sugar. Noticeable sweetness gets balanced by roasted malt and hop bitterness. At 10% alcohol by volume, this beer is sure to keep you warm on a cold winter night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (4231) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle 0.355l at Stadin Panimobaari, Helsinki. Colour is black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, some burntness, dryness, woody dryness, dark chocolate and roasted malts.Warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (5614) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2015
(Bottle, 0.355 l - manufacturing date missing, 20150821) The beer poured clear and nearly black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had chocolate, burnt malts and sweetness. Palate was full bodied and soft with medium carbonation. Flavours were chocolate, sweetness, burnt malts, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste had dark chocolate, coffee and bitterness. A very well done roasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3959) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2015
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark black with a puffy tan head. Big aroma of roasted chocolate and coffee malts. Come hints of dark fruits as well. Definitely get a big mouthful of roasted coffee at the start with a nice and creamy chocolate and roasted malt middle. Lightly bitter on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14915) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle @ Mikkeller Beershop, Stefansgade. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Roast, chocolate, coffee and a bit of berries and brown sugar. Ashy and roasted. Soft and smooth with a long finish. Lovely!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2015
More of a sweet creamy ip not so baltic. Still good. Vg drink ability and mouthfeel. Enough hops to somewhat balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (4500) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 16, 2015
330ml bottle @Alus Celle, Riga. Pitch black color. Medium size, brown head, stays. Malty, slightly oxidized, roast in aroma. Sweet, caramel, roasted malts in taste. Sweet white candy and malts in aftertaste. Alcohol is quite well covered.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (2309) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Thanks to Jason! Pours a deep black/brown with a loose deep tan head. The smell is milky, chocolate, alcohol hidden. The taste is as it smells with alcohol, chocolate, creamy, cocoa, licorice, fairly sweet. The body is medium+ with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (6219) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
Many thanks to Rian for sharing! Dry and chocolate nose. The beer starts nice roasted milk-chocolate. Fresh, easy to drink with a nice roasty body. Fresh, smooth, Easy to drink with a fresh fruity dark malty aftertaste. A bit sweetish, nice, round malty, smooth. Great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (14073) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
Runder malziger Beginn, der aber schnell zu süß wird. Hefig, etwas Kaffee, etwas alkoholisch. Unsüffig. Schokolade, etwas röstig. 11/10/9/7/9/9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (1140) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - JUL 11, 2015
Very nice Baltic porter, tho after some impressive IMP stouts it definitely doesnt feel bold. Moderate roast level, dark choco, light licorice, caramel, bit bready, coffee. Moderate to light sweetness, moderate bitterness. Feels well balanced, if I would drink this at start of session, maybe would be quite impressive, now I can say its decent =]

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