luvpnkflyd (10) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My new Favorite! Very, very dark with a strong chocolate smell. It tastes of coffee with an earthy taste. Almost like roasted coffee beans. I didn’t taste licorice like the bottle describes.
Homer321 (1602) - Rock Ridge, 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 (706) - 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 (934) - , 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 (305) - - 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 (2408) - 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 (1943) - 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 (6145) - 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.
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle - pours eep brown with a fine dark beige head. Deep aroma of ristretto coffee. Medium body with nice bitter notes supporting the roasted malty flavours, dark chocolate. Very nice porter, balanvcing on the edge with a refined imperial stout!
pushkinwow (1956) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Kamiel (one of many special treats). Dark brown with a nice mocha head that bubbles up and then fades to a nice film across the glass. Smokey, chocolate, coffee grinds, roasted malts, hints of vanilla, bit of tannin. Moderate body and carbonation, a nicely balanced beer that hints at sweetness but has some underlying coffee bitterness and roasted malts that even things out, becomes slightly dry, easy to drink, smooth, one of the best regular porters I have had. Thanks K!
Countbeer (4303) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Batch 306: BB 01/04/10: Original swing top bottle, nit sure who brought me this one... (Got 3 bottles from 3 differet people, or was it two....)
Medium sized mocha coffee brown foamy head on top of black colored beer.
Aromas of garbage bag, earth, walnut, plastic tint, some rotten fruit and a light chocolate tint.
Flavours of chocolate, earth, hazlenuts, malts, cacoa, toast, some dried leaves, mocha, bitters, creamy coffee with coffee milk tints, some smoke and peated malts, grainy/nutty bitter and some dry tones.
Aftertaste is a dry mix of bitters, chocolate, nuts, malt toast and some grains.
Low carbo, creamy oily close to silky mouthfeel, full body and a light oily texture.
Complex beer, just over the top? Still very good stuff!