Bulk_Carrier (2310) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Though retired, old notes.
This was poured into a snifter and shared with an old friend.
The appearance was a pure black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some trickling soapy lacing roaming all around the glass.
The smell had some cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, cocoa, coconut, bitter coffee bean, light vanilla, and a sweet breadiness coming about.
The taste was sweet, roasty, bitter, and spicy through all of the previously mentioned flavors.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sipper quality about it. The carbonation was somewhat there. A decent roasty smooth sweet humble spiciness rolls over my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a very complex beer - wow, there is so much going on that this one makes a mighty fine night cap on a cold winter’s night.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog. Bottle bought from Systembolaget as a part of their special-releases.
patxa (199) - MEXICO - DEC 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very good complex beer. Aromas of pine and nutmeg with some spices and earth. Pours dark dark brown with a good tan head and lasting lace. Taste of season, ranging.from ginger to roasted.malts. full bodied, with a long heavy finish.
Narnad (1476) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black with a low tan-red head. Aroma is fantastic and works it’s way to your nose as soon as the cork is popped. Strong spice notes come through first with notes of fennel, coriander, anise followed by some chocolate and dark plum/prune notes and finishes with a light smokey, toasted malt presence. The flavor is extremely complex. Lots of Christmas spice - clove and anise come through strongest, with light citrus melting with plum/prune flavors to lend a light sweetness but keeping it farm from cloying. Malt bitterness works its way in late but adds a chocolate, red wine and toasted flavor. Body is slightly oily and has very, very low carbonation (not sure if this is from aging or not). Overall a fantastic beer. Flavors meld and transition perfectly.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, roasted coffee, black licorice, molasses, vanilla, and a bit of booze.
T - Dark chocolate and a bit of caramel malts, a hint of dark fruit, some roasted coffee, some earthy and citrus hops, candi sugars, black licorice, vanilla, a bit of smoke, and a bit of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, roasted, and warming finish.
D - Nicely balanced Baltic Porter. Good body and mouthfeel.
fantti (744) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kaatuu lasiin öljynmustana ja suklaajäätelön värisellä runsaalla vaahdolla. Haju on yrttisen mausteinen, paahteinen, suolaisen salmiakkinen ja kahvinen. Maku on paahteinen, alkoholin polttama, suklainen, lakritsinen ja yrttinen. Suutuntuma on melko täyteläinen ja hieman hyökkäävä. Kokonaisuutena oikein maistuva ja talvinen porter, jossa yrttisyys hieman yllätti.
tiong (4081) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally rated on 1/1/2013. 750ml bottle from Alko
Batch 201120 -
Pours pitch black with a small foamy brown head. Aroma of sweet sugary roasty malts, hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasty and sweet with some sugary coffee notes and dark chocolate. Finish is smooth and sweetish with notes of roastiness and chocolate. Okay, quite sweet porter.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle on sale for $10.50 dark black color with an impressive head. Smells odd, dough-like yeast. Taste us a rich porter but something else is creeping in, almost spicy. I wonder what ingredients were used. This is much better than the chipotle porter.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-17-2011 04:14:13
Furseth (1990) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle:Dark Brown to Black colour, creamy brown head. Aroma is dominated of sirup, fruits, dust, flowers, dark chocolate and peppery/coffee. Flavor is mouth a like here and that is Goood!!, Coffee, fruity bomb! and a nice coffee/caramellynes and choclate mouth feeling. Medium body, medium fruity finish. Well done!!
Erasmus_ro (1525) - Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, shared. Pours oily black with a lot of thick, dark mocha foam. Aroma is loaded with roasted malts, ash, liquorice, some coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is roasted and ashy, even burnt. Some liquorice, a bit of bitter chocolate. A slight hint of vegetable in the background. Or maybe that’s the hops? Palate is full, slick, oily, some carbonation.