Pinball (11811) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared by alex.
pitch dark, almost no head.
lots of hard roasted grains in the aroma . roasted malts.
flavor is roasted stuff, roasted malts, sweet malts, brown sugar. roasted and sweet. faint licorice. Very tasty, a bit on the sweet side.
yespr (39114) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cL bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted, malty and slight metallic to smoked. Light blood note. Dark malty and liqourice to dark roasted. Dark malty and slight smoked and liqourice note finish.
nickd717 (4041) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, corked n’ caged, thanks to flipper2gv on BA. Nearly black in color with a large tan head that leaves a thick tan ring on the glass. The aroma bursts out of the glass with big dark chocolate, roast, anise, and coffee. Classic and great with no one smell standing out. The flavor is enormous, with sweet dark chocolate, slight espresso, roastiness, caramel, and maybe even some dark fruity notes, raisin and black cherry maybe. Smooth and silky mouthfeel with fairly full body and slight carbonation. Overall this is excellent. Probably top 5% in the style.
douglas88 (8023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a pure black color with a large brown head. A sweet smoky dark fruity nose, some caramel. The flavor is excellent; rich smoky sweet malts, dark fruit, caramel, a very good example of the style. Heavy but drinkable.
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Huge Porter. Huge ! Black pour with a big, foamy tan head. Complex aroma of chocolate, liquorice, coffee and smoked malts. Taste has a big emphasis on coffee and peat. Rich, thick dark chocolate in there as well. Soft and smooth mouthfeel. Bloody awesome
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sous un opulent col brunâtre, cette bière d’ébène totalement opaque offre un bouquet d’arômes spectaculaires de café, d’alcool, de céréales grillées avec une note de cerises. Sa solide amertume équilibre les relents de sucre laissés par la fermentation haute. C’est une bière sirupeuse avec un corps très généreux qui possède une effervescence modeste, mais durable. Une bière de dégustation.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via tytoanderso, thanks a billion! Automne 2008Pours a beautiful dark brown with luscious brown head that paints the glass with each swirl. Thick Baltic porter-like nose steaming with malty and slightly salty sensations of nuts, chocolate, and berries but also foreshadowing a big, thick, malty monster of a beer, and I hope it comes through... Nice, thick malty flavors bring back the chocolate and nuts and sprinkle them with a touch of saltiness. Nice thick body, perfectly balancing hop bitterness, and body-accentuating alcohol that’s neither hot nor boozy. The perfect execution of the hopping in this beer really sets it apart from most Baltic Porters IMO..it really just pops this beer to whole other level. Practically perfection within Baltic Porter parameters, at least in what I consider Baltic Porter perfection...which of course could very well deviate from official style guidelines but I don’t really give a rat’s ass about style guidelines. Love it!
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Medium sized head very dark porter mild carbonation aroma rich chocolate liccorice coffee sugary sweet note flavour very sweet porter coffee and five sugars that what it tastes like liccorice rich enough to put pimples on a crocodile,have drank some good sweet ones but this one is different no smoothness just dose not go down well at all
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle purchased at Depanneur Peluso in Montreal. Black pour with a big, creamy light tan head. Aroma holds smoked malt in the foreground, with notes of caramel, chocolate, and lactic cream on the second tier. Flavor is much sweeter and richer, with greatly increased chocolate notes, like fudge brownie. The smoke backs off, replaced with molasses and a touch of coffee. Beautiful silky smooth mouthfeel. Really a damn good baltic porter.
Jade (433) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a snifter. Dark chocolately brown with a slight reddish hue. No head to speak of. Chocolate on the aroma, with an oaky touch to it. Outstanding smooth flavour of coffee and oak. Beautiful velvety softness and a bitter (but completely pleasant) after taste. Outstanding, very good.