Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a dark brown with a slight light tan head. A tad bit of lacing. Nose brings some dark fruits and roasted malt. Good notes of chocolate. The taste is dark fruits, dates, burnt sugar, some roasted malt, and a bit of alcohol. The feel is nice with the flavors playing nice with the slight alcohol tinge. Drinks quite well and is really nice overall.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-03-2010
Sammy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aggressively carbonated bottle from Bruisn’ Ales. The carbonation keeps at bay the baltic Porter taste which is there and balance porter/a little sourness malted down, but a muted flavour. Decent drinkability and the alcohol is hidden.Black body with nominal head.
paiste2002 (175) - Saugus, California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle dated February 2008. Pour is deep dark brown with a huge tan head that slowly fell away into a creamy tan layer across the surface of the beer that lasted the entire time this tasty brew was in my glass. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and a slight hint plum. Flavor was much the same roasted malt, Chocolate and caramel a very nice porter, then you get the Belgian yeast and a touch of plum that sends this one over the edge. Medium body with a long roasty, malty yeasty finish. Very nice beer that held up very well with two plus years of age.
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - OCT 19, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the brewery. It has deep brown hue with very little head. The aroma is Chinese medicine and the flavor is Chinese stomach pills.
devilben02 (252) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep, dark brown with a thin, lingering, creamy head. The aroma is exactly what I expected based on the description on the bottle: chocolate and dark roasted malt sweetness of a Baltic Porter but with the Belgian yeast adding a little something different. The flavor is a bit more skewed towards the chocolate flavors but with that yeasty tang underneath. The combination is something like a quad that used more roasted malts than usual, but with a candy-sweet finish develops as the beer warms.
auerbrau (3082) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL Bottle. Big aroma of strong roast, plums and caramel. Pours a tawny mahogany brown, with a coffee-colored head. Flavors are a little odd, I don’t dig the Belgian strain on top of this and am really not sure how it can be a Baltic Porter. The roast is decent, but oxidation plays an unfortunate role this early in the game. Texture is very dry and airy. This is a decent dry Belgian Stout, but wanting a Baltic Porter, I’m a bit let down.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 vintage bottle. Even with pouring slowly, this guy fizzed up like crazy with big champagne bubbles. I was afraid that it’d settle to little head, but instead it worked its way down to a perfect thin, white coating that lasted till the last drop. There was mild clouding in a reddish-dark brown color. Nose of yeast, toast, maple syrup, and alcohol. It initially struck me as similar to an American interpretation of a quad, then I was hit with the malty, fruity flavors of a dark porter. It’s a unique style bender and an extremely enjoyable one. The contrasting flavors had melded wonderfully and the alcohol was all but unnoticeable in the mouth-feel and flavor. Great stuff.
sebletitje (6024) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of cartdan
pours dark brown, mocha head, golden lacing.
aroma and flavor, chocolate and caramel malts, dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, thin oat palate and a dash of dark fruits with a cocoa powder finish.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a BeerAdvocate tasting. Dark reddish-brown color with an off-white head. Aroma is roasted malt and Belgian yeast. Flavor is pretty sweet with roasted malt, dark fruits, and a little caramel. Medium body.
Ungstrup (27766) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A brown beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and wood as well as lighter notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of roasted malt as well as lighter notes of alcohol and wood. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.