_angst_ (2093) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ 3 Små Rum on November 19. 2008 vintage. Pours deep black with a creamy mocha head. smell is sweet with roasted malts, cereal, bitter chocolate and some sweet liquorice candy. Taste is sweet and bitter with coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla and some metal that disappears as the beer gets warmer. Finish is dry and slightly sweet with dark chocolate.
portableparty (1881) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to snifter. Pours oily brown black with a tan tight soapy head that rests to a foamy collar and minimal lacing, film. Aroma is soy dark bitter chocolate and bitter malt.Taste is coco and soy with a good roasted malt taste and vanilla. Palate is full and creamy with a slick bitter dry finish. Awesome porter!
BeerViking (1825) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell of treacle, touch of marmite and wine, faint coffee notes, more coffee and treacle on palate,plus oak and liquorice, rather syrupy texture,
Phillies08Champs (621) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
2008 bottle , nose is funky and with sour notes. First sip is sour with a horrible bit. Rotting vegetable like finish. This bottle was way past prime.
tkrjukoff (3773) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2011 Vintage 2005. Sample @ SMÖF 2011. Pours pitch black with a small brown bubbly head. Aroma is sweet, dark fruits, raisins, vanilla, roasted malts and port wine. Fullbodied mouthfeel. Flavor is roasted malty, sweet, fruity, molassis, raisins and port wine. Finishes roasted and bitter. Very good.
Vintage 2008, tap @ 3 Små Rum. Pours pitch black with a small ranned creamy head leaving lace. Aroma is licorice, roasted malty, a bit smokey, dark fruits and fidges. Flavor is velvety lean, very roasted, pungent, salty, coffee, bitter and malty. Finishes longlived pungent bitter
Dazz3 (1430) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at SMÖF 2011. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells and tastes smoky malty and salt with a similar finish.
bax (980) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Can 15/09-2011) Large dark brown head, pitch black color, roasted bitter taste, balanced slightly creamy taste. BB date 03.06.2010.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Roasted malt aromas. Dark bitter roasted malts, brewer’s liqourice, better coffee. A little disappointing after all the hype..
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, best before 08. Pours a pitch black color with a frothy tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, alot of portwine vinous notes, dark fruits, liqourice and a touch of alcohol and smoked notes. The flavor is also very vinous with loads of portwine notes, along with coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, liqourice, light smoke and dried dark fruits. The body is medium with a dry mouthfeel. Overall a pretty solid beer, but the flavors are much more toned down in this older bottle. Fresher bottles/cans are much better, unfortunately its been a while since this beer has been brewed... Back in the day this was my favorite Baltic Porter.
POLK (1921) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark beer with a ok fine brown head. Aroma is slightly fruty and roasted. Flavour is Roasted and bitter.