WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint pre PP Belgian Fest @ PP Carlsbad. Pours black with a tan head. Nose is malty and rich. Taste is sweet, and rich and malty and hot alc. Good.
Ratman197 (9876) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured an opaque black with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of coffee, roastiness and bitter chocolate. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt and coffee with a smooth lingering bitter finish.
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at GABF 2008.
Clear dark brown coloured with a huge beige head.
Roasted aroam of coffee, chocolate and nuts.
Roasted flavour of chocolate, coffee and nuts with notes of fruits.
JorisPPattyn (7940) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Small, dark yellowish head over black beer. Creamy, lactic nose, superimposed on the classical roasted notes. Nice, if quite burnt taste, expressly roasted. No creaminess in the flavourperception, but it is again present in the MF. Medium to well-bodied, very slick. Good Baltic porter, made with bottom-fermenting yeast.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand bottle from iowaherkeye. Thanks Joey. Sampled side-by-side with Pizza Port Night Rider. Poured an opaque black color. Head was thin and light brown. The aroma was subdued overall with hints of cola, dark fruits, soy sauce, and pencil lead. Slightly sweet, slightly acidic, and bitter at the end. Tasted of chocolate, light molasses, and a bit of sour milk. I liked the Night Rider better.
Theis (13440) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at GABF 2008. Black - offwhite head. Berries, roasted, grainy, honey, licorice, coffee, sweetness, lactic, chocolate, coffee, fruity. Nice.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled ’08 BSAF. Beer is very dark brown, almost opaque. Head is creamy/rocky, diminishing, mostly lasting. Tenacious lacing.<P>The aroma is malty with light notes of toasted grain, chocolate, cookie; Hoppy with moderate notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, light note of resin; Yeasty with a light note of tangy dough; Miscellaneous moderate note of buttered popcorn at the start, moderate notes of metal and pepper.<P>The flavor is moderately/heavily sweet, moderately acidic with a very long, moderately sweet, lightly bitter finish.<P>The body is medium, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is flat.