SinH4 (746) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap @ Erzbierschof. Beautiful dark brown appearance with beige head. Sweet coffee notes, smooth mouthfeel. Great, but very sweet.
Ipaluvr082 (70) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great strong Porter. It’s dark malty, silky smoothness is not overshadowed by the high alcohol content. The taste is chocolate, vanilla, coffee and a slight smoky malt. There’s a sweet sensation on the palate initially which fades to reveal the hops later. Great example.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Knick. Rich malt, chocolate, coffee, molasses alcohol vapors. Sweet and musky, a great aroma. Heavy body with medium-light carbonation. Alcohol warming. Dark black opaque with very thin light tan head. Starts and stays sweet, rich with roasted barley, and chocolate. Sweet throughout. Big sweet finish with mild smooth and light bitterness. Sugary lingering after with warming.
ciocanelu (101) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark color with mocha head. Aroma is a bit faint. Just some dark malts and faint coffee and cacao. Taste is very weird. Reminds of a German dunkel but not a very good one. It’s just on the border between sweet and roasty but it’s not falling in any category. That doesn’t mean it’s balanced, it’s just... weird. Body is also on the medium-thin side showing it’s lager characteristic. I can’t say it was bad but I didn’t really enjoy it.
Bov (10264) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draught@Erzbierschof - ruby-black beer with a persistent dark beige foam; roasted aroma of pralines and vanilla; full-bodied and very sweet; light tartness, some bitterness; long residual sweetness and solid notes of vanilla, coffee, milk chocolate and candy sugar - a huge and pleasant dessert beer yet a bit too sweet to be really great
VsXsV (2686) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at SBWF 2014. Opaque black liquid with a small to medium light tan head. Aroma of bread, pumpernickel, chocolate, licorice and light coffee. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of pumpernickel and dried fruit. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Quite nice.
Hammy78 (841) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle given to me by my awesome wife. Pours an opaque colour with a fast to dissipate head, lots of residual sugar spots, but no real lace. Aroma is vanilla sweetness. I like this.
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty grainy chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty sweetish caramel and chocolate finish.
_angst_ (3353) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours blackish brown with a frothy mocha head that leaves some thick trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, caramel, sweetened coffee, dark chocolate, butterscotch, moist soil, charred wood and toffee. Taste is sweet and malty with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, raisins, prunes, dark chocolate, brown sugar sweetened dark roast coffee, sweet liquorice candy, hay and soil. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny viscous and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and malty with roasted malts, caramel, butterscotch, sweetened dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, charred wood and soil. Solid baltic porter but a tad bit too sweet.
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours black with dark brown to black with a pale brown head. The aroma holds sweet dark bread up front with undertones of caramel, potatoes, liquorice and earth. The flavour is near medium sweet, light bitter and tiny acidic with notes of dark bread, dark syrup and earthy hops. The mouthfeel is clean and sticky with a soft carbonation. Medium to full carbonation. Quite bock-ish.