TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown with a beige head. Smells like chocolate, scotch, and toffee. Peat is very apparent along with dark, roasted cocoa and vanilla. Finishes dry, complementing the roasted flavors and peat.
The peat from the Bruichladdich barrels is almost overpowering on the first couple sips, but as your palate adjusts you notice how well it melds with the rest of the beer. Cellerable.
MWMBeerguy (122) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heavy toffee aroma with a little roast. Smooth and buttery mouthfeel. Very tasty. ...............
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Beese (2550) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle from M&S. Poured a very dark brown, with a large, beige head. Aroma of rich, dark malt, oak, molasses and spice. Good mouth feel. Big roast malt flavour, with dates, spice and cocoa. Dark chocolate in the finish, with coffee and burnt malt.
marstonstudio (1) - - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smooth porter with a pleasant taste, but it has no bite to it. Not bad, but not memorable.
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Leini (906) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at a local tasting event. Thin redbrown body with a low head. Malt, band aid, wood and sugar.
slowrunner77 (6077) - 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 (482) - 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 (3377) - Breda, 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 (5315) - 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 (4921) - 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 (4030) - 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.