slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"A pretty solid beer, though not a standout in the baltic porter class. roast and anise are the two key aromas and flavors here. Medium bodied and a touch alcoholic, though not overly so. Lasting dry cocoa fruity aftertaste."
fishonmyplane (455) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light smoke, rich malty sweetness with chocolaty, roasty, stout-like flavors. Medium bodied but sticky and lingering, with some toffee and caramel in the finish. I often find Baltic porters to be harsh on the palate, but here the craftsmanship and oak-aging has produced a very smooth & drinkable brew. A great beer that improves as it warms to room temperature.
mike_77 (3219) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red-brown colour. Aroma of sticking plasters, wood and a hint of whiskey. Flavour has a vinous, fruity tartness and also some wood.
caesar (5201) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled @ de Molen tasting, small sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of huge peat, tar, medicine, iodine, bit roasted malts. Medium bitter with a sour twist most likely from the peated whisky. Bit thin in taste. I’m not a fan of peated stuff and this one is a bit too one-dimensional in the peat. Not my beer.
jmgreenuk (4600) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the March 2014 De Molen monthly tasting. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is medicinal, band aid, peat, alcohol. The flavour is medium bitter light sour with a rich fruit liqourice malt palate Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Quite a shock initially, but it rapidly grew on me. I’d love to drink more and hopefully I will.
dEnk (3832) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handwritten Bottle pre labeling from the brewer. Thanks Meantime brewer and PP @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is huge huge iodine, peat, smoke, chocolate, roast etc. Flavour is huge smokey, iodine, sourish roast notes, caramel etc. You’ve gotta like smokey iodine but if you do it great. Could have a bit more body to back up the huge flavours.
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting.
thin white head. Clear deep amber pour. Peaty aroma and peaty taste.
Vaiz (3391) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at monthly 2nd Tuesday tasting at De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Brown pour. Aroma has loads of peat, iodine and... Hospital. Flavor is quite spicy, slightly sour, Islay whisky and a hint of sweetness in the finish. Thin body.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 25/12/13. A black beer with a whitish head and lace. Islay smokiness in the nose but it’s quite thin. Good smoke and burnt roasty malts in the mouth. Doesn’t drink its strength. The Islay works nicely for me. Wouldn’t have thought this was in the barrel for two years.
ABUSEDGOAT (2413) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is roast, coffee, chocolate, caramel, light light barrel. Seriously I wouldn’t have guessed this was barrel aged. Medium to full body, somewhat bitter roasted finish. Pretty nice.