TheJestersBeer (2197) - SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nearly black, with a brown head.
Roasted, malty aroma, coffee, licorice, caramel, faint smoke.
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, mid bitterness, balanced CO2.
Malty, roasted, quite spicy taste, chocolate, licorice, caramel, Coke (!), coffee, earth, faint smoke, hints of butterscotch and diacetyl.
Quite nice and smooth, if not mindblowing. (2015-02-14)
Theydon_Bois (11643) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Convention, thanks to Steve, 24/01/15.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a light beige covering.
Nose is toffee, spice, biscuit, dark fruit peel.
Taste comprises dark malt, toffee, light spice, charr, biscuit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok Baltic Porter.
gim (48) - POLAND - FEB 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting aroma, mixture of coffee cocoa AND smoked sausage (which some people really hate). Very dark with some reddish hints, solid and lasting dark beige head. Light/medium sweet, medium bitter with bitter aftertaste. Hints of smokes sausage also noticeable in taste. Full bodied, bit oily, over-average carbonation, nice bitter-dry finish.
I like baItic porters, and I must admit I gave this one slightly bigger notes, after I’ve noticed, what notes people give to "Baltika" 6. I find this one MUCH more interesting.
s_hartshorne (2112) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle cotteridge pissup. Dark brown thin tan head. Aroma is dark malts molasses taste same good roasted notes. Nice body. Decent stuff
47574xeCD (522) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle share at Cotteridge Convention 24/1/15.
Dark Brown pour. Malted oxo cubes with treacle style tang. Slightly odd to me.
BlackHaddock (4593) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
24th Jan 2015: shared bottle at the Cotteridge Wine meet. Poured with a
slight haze to the deep ruby body, the head a tanned foam. The nose was a sweet Sunday Lunch sort of smell, meat and two veg! Taste strange too, some sweetness and coffee notes to add with the Lunch aroma to give this beer a funny feel. Most likely the weirdest Baltic Porter I have had so far.
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. Dark brown, small ring of brown head. Aroma is malty, bovril, meaty. Body is medium, foamy, medium carbonation. Taste has more bovril and light malt. I find this strange…not my sort of thing.
RichTheVillan (4075) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; opaque dark brown pour with a foamy light tan head, aroma has wet leaves, roast malts and coffee, taste has dark malts, chocolate and coffee.
Beersiveknown (3654) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at cotteridge tasting 24/1/15, cheers!
slightly hazy ruby brown, tan lacing, sweet, fruity toast, pear, sugar, coffee. Belies its strength, preferred keg version though.
tommann (2979) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is meaty chocolate and veg. Taste has cocoa and vegetables.