ManVsBeer (8260) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought in Brugge. Black, and no head after a short while. Sweet porter, and potent in this respect. Includes light roasted malts in both aroma and taste. Strong, but doesn’t taste its strength.
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2015 33 cl bottle @ Bierlokaal de Koffer
Aroma is acidic and a bit sour with milky notes and some roasted malt. Also vinegar. Flavour has ash, some licorice, tobacco and coffee. Also sweetish fruit juice tones in the background. Weird - sourness in the aroma but flavour is rather balanced and straightforward. Some mild salty licorice at the end of the glass. Smooth and easy to drink - even at the end of the glass. Not the most typical baltic porter.
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18/VIII/2012 33cl bottle @ 3de Gents Bierfestival (Gent) - BB: n/a (2012-955)
Clear very dark brown to almost black beer, aery beige to brown head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: mocha, coffee, caramel, dusty, some dried fruits, bit of smoke. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: coffee, dark chocolate, mocha, dried fruits, caramel, bit sweet. Aftertaste: dry hoppy, coffee, overripe fruits, cocoa powder, bit sugary, more coffee, dark chocolate.
downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Jet black with a decent tan head and moderate carbonation. Massive aroma of charred malts, seas slat and bitter chocolate. Full, almost oily mouth feel, with more chocolate, salts and a dry finish. Unusual and very good.
Plovmand (7753) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle traded with Borresteijn. Thanks a bunch! As my rating no. 4500. It pours pitch black with a creamy tan head. The aroma is hard roasted malt, light peat, liquorice and bitter coffee. The flavour is roasted and bitter with strong notes of liquorice and bitter coffee. Long bitter roasted finish. Very nice.
Svesse (7724) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 26 July 2013) Black colour with foamy, brown head. Malty, roasted nose with espresso, dark chocolate, soy sauce and liquorice. Malty, roasted taste with notes of liquorice, soy sauce, black rye bread, hints of ashes, oak wood and a certain roasty bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with balanced sweetness. Complex, tasty and well balanced stout. Very nice.
Cuso (7537) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of Douberd and MisoW, many thanks. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, peat. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel, ash, peat, smoke. Good.
77ships (7432) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle sampled @ GBF 2012 // black with a solid mocha head // nose is sweet, chocolate, chocolate truffles, mocha, dried dark fruits, serious roast layered on top of it all, toffee, dark sugar // taste is very bitter cocoa, seriously roasted, black chocolate, dark sugar, dried dark fruits, reasonably creamy parts, bitter ground coffee beans // creamy but not heavy body // neat stuff
jmgreenuk (7296) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a deep mahogany colour with a broken tan head. The aroma is dry malt leading to a strong bitter flavour with liqourice and coffee on the palate. This was a whole lot better than I was expecting. The liqourice bitterness is smooth, well controlled and far from overpowering.
Cunningham (6721) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black colour with a beige head. Roasted malt and coffee aroma. Coffee, roasted malt and chocolate flavour. Way too much alcohol coming up. A bit better when I was eating chocolate.
[Bottle from Slijterij t Fust in Hoorn, Holland]