Phillies08Champs (676) - 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 (4020) - 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 (1512) - 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 (1091) - 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 (2141) - 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 (2006) - 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.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Papsoe. Best before 2008. Pours jet black with small tan coloured head. Amazing aroma of milk chocolate licorice bullets. A little roasted grain and a hint of smoke in the back ground. Flavours are sweet but not overly so. Subtly bitterness comes through. Creamy mouth feel. Very nice beer.
jaghana (3695) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - AUG 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50cl from Papsoe thanks a lot, bottle to be finished in 2007 !. A dark beer with medium brownish head. Nose is on dark malt and smoked notes. Aroma is very malty, caramel malt, toasted malt, roasted malt and smoked malt, very creamy, dark chocolate notes, coffee / expresso notes, fresh brown bread notes too, fruit part is on licorice. Texture is amazing, so creamy, near to Nogne ones, so sweet, no acidity, not much astringence, smoked notes are nice, a very pleasant and easy drinkable beer, alcohol is well hidden. A very good one, thanks so much Papsoe.
humlelala (945) - DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2011 (50 cl bottle from Kvickly) In celebration of my rating #100 on Ratebeer I decided to try the best Doppelbock and the best Baltic Porter in the world (both with percentiles of 100 within and outside the style). Pours black with a rich, toffee head that laces the glass heavily. The aroma is coffee, chocolate, toasted malts and smooth, herbal hoppiness (BB: April 25th 2013). The brew is creamy on the palate, full-bodied, softly carbonated and full bodied with a long, dry finish. The taste is medium bitterness offset by a light sweetness and full of pleasant, aromatic notes of caramel, chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Very smooth and drinkable. Girlfriend says: "It’s really oily."