kermis (3645) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared from Deanso. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, caramel. Flavour is medium sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (4087) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle shared with friends.
Good tan head. Deep dark amber pour. Lovely brew! Nice aftertaste
Dedollewaitor (13010) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Rozmanitost, Prague. Pours dark brown with a small head. Syrup, roast, sugar, caramel and coffee. Smooth with a pleasant warmth. Fine.
Bart (2944) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Warszaw, bottled. Darker brown coloured beer with almost no carb and a rather small off white head. Sweeter malty slightly roasted sweet hinted aroma. Full palate. Finish is again rather sweet for a porter with some roasted malty bitter sweet caramel hints. Ok.
visionthing (2085) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from a supermarked - enjoyed in a rented apartment in Katowice. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark dried fruits and caramel. Sweet, but quite well balanced. Enjoyed almost at room temperature. Nice Baltic porter.
(Backlog: tasted 2011-10-17)
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black, muddy body with a lightly brown, creamy head. Interesting aroma of molasses, liquorice, liquor, ... Moderately bitter, lightly sweet, very well balanced flavour.
Christian (10354) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to cchestnut colour with a lasting tan head. Aroma of dark malt, molasses, caramel, a touch of charcoal, and a little vineous alcohol. Sweet and rich dark flavour of malt, coffee and molasses. Excellent for a Baltic porter!
RolkaNation (140) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled poured into snifter. Great looking beer. Deep dark brown, nearly an opaque black. Inviting caramel colored head that retains nicely. Interesting aroma. Roasty, malty sweetness, and even some dark fruits (plum, raisin). Reminiscent on the nose of belgian quad actually which is surprising. Hmmm, on the taste as well! Bitter, somewhat thin taste upfront before transitioning to a tidal wave of sweet, sugary, syrupy flavors. Grape jam, fruit cake, alcohol, and more. Sticky sweet finish. Maybe I’m just not familiar at all with Baltic porters, especially those made in Poland, but this was nothing close to what I was expecting. I picked this up for $2 (for a 550 ml bottle at that!) at a European Deli in Palm Coast, Florida over a year ago for cryin’ out loud so I wasn’t expecting much at all. Color me surprised! Nice beer.
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - Pours very dark brown and has a chocolate malt aroma with some but not as much roast as I expected. The flavor is fairly sweet with good chocolate character, a medium to full body, and a pleasant finish. It’s good but not a great porter.
albundy (48) - FRANCE - MAY 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2012 Une très bonne bière. Un goût prononcé de grillé. Une couleur noire profond. Un régal.