martjoobolut (2817) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2016 Bottle, bb 07.08.2015 (shared by fatphil, thanks). Pours dark brown with light brown head. The head stays for some moments. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malt, fruity. Flavor is sweet, malt, caramel, somewhat metallic, roast. Body is thin. Finish is roast bitter. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: good, but would like to try fresher version.
fresh version: more bitter, more, crisp +to flavor.
suurjuust (2770) - ESTONIA - DEC 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2016 Fresher sample by Phil. Dark brown, tan head. Chocolate, soy sauce, mild acidity and roast. Pretty mild and drinkable.
BB 08.15. Brown beer, small brown head. Roasty nose, hops, slightly oxidized. Flavor is roast, burned notes, metal. Finish is slightly nutty, roast. Thin, metalic, nutty. Must try a fresh one.
Bill Becker (773) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with an inch of tan foam. (after settling down)
Smells of roasted malt that goes a step further. Smokey as in burnt. Also some sweet malty notes.
Roasted malt and yes, smokey, burnt, yet has its sweeter side. A certainly different Baltic Porter than I’m used to but it’s good.
The body just eeks into medium territory.
My first Finnish beer, I reckon.
sudomorph (1066) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thin, tan head. Aroma has great notes of dark chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, cola, caramel, spice, vanilla, cinnamon, and a nuttiness. Taste is balanced lots of dark chocolate, caramel, coffee bitterness, nuts shells, toffee, spice, and a drawn out, bitter ending. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a bone dry finish. Overall a nice dark beer. Lots of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, and cola notes.
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - NOV 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; pours dark brown with a mocha colored head; aroma of roasted malt and coffee with some chocolate and dark fruits; taste is smooth with chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malt and touch of coffee; finish is dry and lightly roasted coffee; excellent porter
gyllenbock (7306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, vintage 2009. (Bought in the US?)
Black with a tan head. Balanced with roasted malt, dried fruit, chocolate and caramel. Also some hints of coffee in the finish. A relaxed and easy to drink one with a medium body and light carbonation.
Dahlstrom (242) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a medium beige head. Malty aroma with caramel and roast; some dark chocolate, coffee and dried fruits. Taste reflects the aroma, but is even more malty. Medium bodied. Low bitterness. And medium carbonation. + for the affordable price.
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with a foamy tan head, loads of big bubbles. Dusty baking chocolate and coffee, has a sweet, tangy flavor. Coffee is prominent but not overwhelming, has an unusual lingering aftertaste, still pretty darned good!
Thanks to rosenbergh for this treat, Mahalo Jan!
NallePalle (479) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33 cl, labelled Porter IV. Overall nice, pleasant carbonation, small finish. Well balanced aroma of coffee, not too prominent.
Lukaduke (2948) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 Vintage released by B. United. Soft and roasty from front to back. Nice carbonation, layers of cocoa dusted compost, roasted grain, chewy bread, nuances of anise and malted milk. Delicious porter !