Ferris (5005) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Liquorice roasted malts, coffee and chocolate bitterness. I even get a bit of dark fruit, maybe even some cherry. Jet black with a brown thin head. Sweet bitterness throughout. Liquorice and dark chocolate dominate with a bit of alcohol in the finish. Nice but definitely a short glass is all that is required.
rosenbergh (7416) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Konttori, Tampere, Finland.
Black colour with small tan head.
Gingerbread, xmassy spices, roasted malt, some balacing hops and liquorice in aroma.
Very roasted malt, ashy bitterness, bitterish hops and mild liquorice dryness in flavour. Very dry and roasty flavour. Some sweetness could balance this a bit.
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jrob21 (2677) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brickstore. An incredible dark Christmas drink perfect for the time of year. Little bit of vanilla lots of roasty malt and bittersweet chocolate. Smooth and well hidden alcohol. Pours black with a decent tan head.
stouby (3822) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a creamy brown head, nice lacings. Aroma heavy malty (roasted, staranise, dark chocolate). Flavor light sweet, medium bitter, long lasting. Medium body, quite flat. Nice.
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chopp. Black colour, nice brown creamy head, good lacing. Sweet roasty malty spiced chocolate pleasant aroma indeed. Good mouthfeel. Sweet roasted maltiness in the flavour with spice and chocolate and some coffee too. Sweet pleasant well roasted maltiness with chocolate, and spice in the finish. Good bitterness. Well balanced. Yum!
bytemesis (3519) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours opaque black, medium brown head, great lacing. Aroma is coffee, dark roasted malt, cocoa, tobacco. Flavor is the same plus some weird flavor, medium sweet, light coffee bitterness, ashes. Medium body, creamy.
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at CK. Rich black pour with a thick tan head. Nose and flavor bring stunning roasted malt, touches of char, bitter dark chocolate, and hints of plum and fig. Actually reminds me of a slightly less complex and less big Expedition; really smooth and drinkable on the palate. I dig this.
Iphonephan (3648) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at church key in DC. Pours black with a thick brown head. Toasted malt and coconut nose. Unsalted roasted mixed nuts in the flavor. Very bitter finish.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taste of huge dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, smoke, coffee, molasses, citrus, pine, and spiciness. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of big dark chocolate, caramel, smoke, and coffee on the finish for a bit. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and lush mouth-feel. Alcohol is pretty much invisible, hardly any warming after the finish. Overall this is an interesting and tasty Baltic porter with huge robust flavor and easy drinking.
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
15/XII/12 - 75cl bottle @ Kerstbierenfestival (Essen) - BB: n/a (2012-1355) Thanks to the Belgian/Dutch ratebeer crew for sharing our beers!
Very dark brown to black beer, big aery beige to brown head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very strong alcoholic, mocha, caramel, chocolate, sugary, syrup. MF: quite some carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sour start, mocha, coffee, hint of red wine, pretty bitter, red berries. Aftertaste: warming alcohol, bitter hops, coffee, lots of roasted flavours, charcoal, dry ending.