rlgk (12335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at SBWF 2014. Black beer with a nice brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, figs, raisins, caramel, plums, vanilla, licorice, toffee, some vinous notes. Fruity caramel flavor, licorice, figs, dades, grapes, licorice, chocolate, cream, some raisins. On the sweet side, but delicious.
bartlebier (2381) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour@5e Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse - SO. Deep shoe-brown to black with a reddish tinge and minimal head. Aroma of caramelised nuts, macerated cherry, milk chocokate, pregnant dark Doppelbock malts without too much of its abv breath. Tastevis quite the explosive surpise in perfect balance: rum cask, cocoa, leather-clad figs (the older dog’s bollocks), dried yeast, demerera sugar. Thick, round, gorgeous mouthfeel: as good as bottom-fermenting without icebocking gets.
Sarlacc83 (1152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Apex.
A: Dark black with a light cappuccino head. Legs.
N: Cocoa, coffee, vanilla, smoke, char, and big caramel. Black peppercorn and rye bread.
T: Big sweetness and a huge smoke component to keep this from becoming cloying.
M: Oily, medium-heavy body. Alcohol is well-hidden.
O: This is incredibly rich and tasty. Huge flavor components, but there’s enough balance to keep things interesting and lively. Highly recommended; definitely one of my favorite Baltic Porters yet.
aumax1 (278) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille de 750ml de noire. Arome de vanille et café. Au gout sucré et goût de chocolat vanille et café si pris avec du chocolat. Très bonne!
Fritz123 (1260) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Dani and Dan at the Pig in Boca. Poured into a small snifter. Jet black pour with a tan lasting head. Some mild lacing. The aroma was roasted malts, brazil nuts, dark chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. The taste was fairly the same with the nice roastness hitting first and then the dark chocolate and bitter coffee finish. Also nuts, prunes, and vanilla. Medium to full body, creamy mouth. All around terrific. Slightly sweet.
jaghana (4379) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @Mondial de la bière. Dark beer with medium off white head. Nose is intense on roasted notes, dark malt, dark chocolate. Aroma is very swwet on caramel, chocolate, plum , fig, creamy body, very nice and complex. Finish on fig and roasted notes, very nice.
Shark_Pants (365) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cola colour with small beige head. Aromas of milk chocolate, vanilla, toast and a hint of cherry - overall quite sweet but inviting. Taste is also very sweet - caramel, dried fruits, hint of roasted meat, praline. Not much bitterness but a little dryness in the finish. Closer to a quadrupel than a porter but a very good dessert beer regardless. Medium body works well, could be cloying if more viscous.
kathouse (1188) - Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smoke and roast malts dominate the aroma. No hops to speak of. Caramel, sweet and sticky. Leads into the finish as well.
supernel (2) - - SEP 3, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bière légère mais qui a du style goût de chocolat et café texture agréable en bouche .
cards04 (2076) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is insanely good. Thanks Chad. Pours a deep brown with foamy mocha head. Aromas are intense dried fruit, bubblegum and cherries. Flavors are dried fruit, bubblegum, coffee and dark chocolate on the finish. This is really good. Very smooth and drinkable.