frankenkitty (1971) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredibly dark brown head settles to a thick, creamy film over an equally impressively dark and dense inky black/brown body. Looks and smells luscious. Aroma is powerful in sweetness and alcohol. Rich chocolate syrup, thick cookie-like malt, green-wood smokiness and hints of dark fruit drowned in a potent punch of Malibu rum. Thick on the palate, soothing on the throat, ending with a slight chalkiness. Wonderful full flavor, intensely chocolatey but not overly sweet... and the alcohol is not as overbearing as I’d expected by the nose. A pleasant burnt bitterness of well-roasted malt reveals in the finish, and the finish lasts a long time. As my glass slowly empties, I detect a slight taste of pencil shavings but that’s really the only thing that detracts from a simply incredible beer. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Cellared for about 2 years, purchased at West Lakeview Liquors, Chicago, IL.
Camons (7369) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours very dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit. Flavor is malty, roast, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, dark fruit, dates, figs, some alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry roasted finish. 100210
slowrunner77 (6707) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Wish list brew from john. Loved the frosted and surprisingly choppy aroma. Licorice, chocolate, smoke...lots going on, and all very good. But not Wow good, so methinks 64th is a bit on the high side.
teddybeer (2585) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color with a tan head with short duration, medium lacing. Aroma with coffee notes, black chocolate, some ashes and roasted mals. Flavor is mild bittery with roasted and toasted malts, black coffee and chocolate, some licorice notes. LIght bitterness in the final with a slightly dry mouthfeel.
Homer321 (2550) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by mcbackus. Nose is boozy and chocolate. Pour is almost flat. Taste is also boozy and chocolate. Very sweet. A little warming. Nice.
DrewFace (944) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share thanks to mcbackus. Bottle roughly 2006 vintage. Deep dark brown, opaque. Sweet, boozy, milk chocolate, roast. More sweet, malty, smooth, boozy, milk chocolate and roasty.
crajun (1052) - , Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle to glass; from trade with a generous RB! not sure of age and/or how long I had it - a couple of tiers below my favorites in this style aroma was soft - lots of different kinds of chocolate, some roast. palate was good; Taste like aroma but did have some vinous to it that just doesn’t work for me.
RussianDragon (574) - - APR 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Thanks huhzubendah! Pours an oily black with wispy lacing. Aroma is a revelation: chocolate, brown sugar, and roasted malts. Flavor is massive, and everything a baltic porter should be. Dark fruits, fig, black cherry, vanilla, chocolate malt, port complexity. Finish is dark fruit sweetness. Outstanding.
Huhzubendah (2823) - Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Been looking for this one for years. And here we are chilling in my basement getting it on (sorta). Beer is dark brown and looks like a porter. I feel the earth move under my feet, etc. Seriously nice aroma and flavor. Stop! ...in the name of love, this shit is delicious. Danish roasted malt, light chocolates, vanilla, hints if cherry, prominent dark fruits. Silky smooth and wonderfully intriguing. Lovely.
maekchu (2607) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. 2-3 years old. Big chocolatey nose, some smoke and fumes, and sweet dark fruits. Pitch black, with a creamy dark tan head. Winey, light chocolate initial / mid goes deeper with the chocolate / some plums and umami in finish. Medium body. Very good. Might be a little old. Could be rated higher if it had a little more body
KyotoLefty (7335) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. About 2 years old. Sugary caramel and chocolate nose, raisins. Shiny black with a pretty brown lacy head. Wood, chocolate, soy flavors, coffee, well roasted and great balance. Nice fruity, tangy edge. Rather light in body. Very tasty.