KorGranDi (50) - Montreal, Quebec, - FEB 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. 10%. Peluso. Noire avec mousse beige. Odeur de malt torréfié. Gout très sucré de chocolat et café. Bière épaisse où le goût de l'alcool est bien dissimulé. Très peu d'amertume. Le gout se dissipe doucement, naturellement et laisse la bouche un peu collante.
anders37 (16927) - 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.
jennawood79 (367) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Switch the toastiness to roastiness, add a pinch of alcohol and you’re quite there - the general relation between doppelbocks and baltic porter. By using the same yeast strain, we get similar alcohol connotations, although there may be a further vinous feel here. We’re dealing with both blackberry-like fruitiness and a couple of dark grapes. Not quite juicy though as the lager yeast has done a remarkable attenuating job. The carbonation is therefore quite lively for a beer of this type and the associated alcohol feels warming, but never serves as a focus point flavour-wise. Obviously, a fair bit of roastiness is constantly present.
_angst_ (2854) - 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 (3021) - 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.
gyllenbock (4864) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at SBWF 2014.
Black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some dark fruit, toffee and vanilla. Similar sweetish taste. Some warming alcohol in the finish. A nice desert beer.
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black, clear around the edges beer with a healthy tan head. A very strong, considerably attenuated dark beer which has a fair bit in common with their Porthos (doppelbock). Switch the toastiness to roastiness, add a pinch of alcohol and you’re quite there - the general relation between doppelbocks and baltic porter. By using the same yeast strain, we get similar alcohol connotations, although there may be a further vinous feel here. We’re dealing with both blackberry-like fruitiness and a couple of dark grapes. Not quite juicy though as the lager yeast has done a remarkable attenuating job. The carbonation is therefore quite lively for a beer of this type and the associated alcohol feels warming, but never serves as a focus point flavour-wise. Obviously, a fair bit of roastiness is constantly present. I can’t really box it into a coffee reminding or chocolate reminding mold, more like plain borderline burnt toast. Thankfully, the fruit notes are devoid of inherent acidity, thus avoiding any clash or astringency. Obviously spot on what they were aiming at. Solid all around. Light-medium body has obviously lost a fair bit of thickness through the yeast’s enthusiasm. Seriously, this is much drier than I’d have expected. Certainly not a typical vinous, slightly tart, fruity and rather sweet baltic porter with bold contrasting chocolate notes. More of a roasty doppelbock whose yeast went beyond the call of duty. Now to determine if I like it more than the Porthos... I’m afraid I might be alone in that camp, but I think not. Both are really worth trying, but afterwards, between the very good one, quite available, at a retail price 4.99$ and the very good one, very rare indeed, at 7.99$, I’ll stick with the Porthos.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2176) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10% bottle brought back from Canada shared at the Craft Beer Picnic. Pitch black pour with a creamy beige head. The nose is rich, umami, rich bready chocolate cake - very savoury. Med-full bodied with a lively sparkling carbonation. The taste is chocolatey, rich, you definitely get sweet syrupy chocolate smoke - wonderful. Honestly it wowed everyone who tasted it.
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.
remice (44) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
grosse mousse moka, vanille cerise, légé malt fumé, c’est chocolaté,c’est huileux , belle onctuosité, c’est super riche , incroyable. très bon balancement des saveurs entre elle.,le coté chocolat vanille suivit de la cerise pain grillé fumé avec une belle chaleur dialcool c’est capiteux! trop fort très bon porter, classique
bartlebier (1807) - Belchum im Breisgau, 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.