olio (7517) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
65 cl bottle (5.0% abv). Importer BBE 12/2014.
Pours dark brown color with a large off-white head. Aroma doesn’t feel very fresh, some cardboard, hay, some weird herbal notes, mild hops and fruits. Sweet cola on the flavor, lemon, some malts and grass, gooseberries on the background. Quite weird. Not really my thing.
AtronSeige (966) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Rich malt, toasty, chocolate, dark sugar, dried dark fruits, molasses. grape. Light roasty.
Appearance: Dark amber, clear body. Large, light-brown, rocky head. Good retention, lacing.
Flavour: Medium dried fruits, raisins. Light roasty, burnt. Light grape. Medium bitterness, medium sweetness. Well balanced, Dry finish, lingering raisins and slight bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, Medium-high carbonation.
Overall: Very enjoyable! Can do with a bit more body to match the style, but the taste and aromas are amazing!
660 ml bottle, poured.
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12C. Baltic Porter
BeerdedDave (816) - - JAN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Morimoto in Philadelphia; black color; mild, roasted malt aroma; smooth, dry, roasted malt flavor with wheat notes; nice, dry finish
jookos (3495) - FINLAND - DEC 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle .65. Black. Light roasty. Some soy, dark fruity. Quite light though. Cola, dry. Some bitters. Interesting drink. Hard to describe.
SperkeleForce (762) - FINLAND - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 65,5 CL. Pours black with brownish white lacing head. Notes of licorice, sushi vibe, milk chocolate.
Travlr (15868) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Maroon brown color, brown head. Aroma of herbal coca cola. Taste is slightly sour, a bit harsh, dry finish.
monk191 (1277) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice black ale. Pours a deep black with a thick tan head. Smells of rice pudding and French toast with a bit of hops. Taste is quite crisp, with more rice cakes, chocolate malts and a slightly hoppy finish with a bit of a flour-like fizziness on your tongue.
slowrunner77 (7091) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice beer, quite malty and heavily roasted (ie-lightly hopped for Rogue) with a dry light spiciness throughout.
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5/VII/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: n/a (2014-745) Thanks to Benzai for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark purple brown beer, creamy beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: mocha, some caramel, sweet malts, some dried fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: caramel, some chocolate, sweet bitter hops, little roasted. Aftertaste: bitter, hoppy, bit malty, coffee touch. Not my thing.
wyzzywyz22 (2102) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Beer Moth, Manchester. Dark brown pour with a fading tan head. Aroma had roasted malt, dark fruit choc and a little spice. The flavour was slightly sweet with more roasted malt, and notes of fruits and licorice. Some vague hoppage lurking in the shadows. Seemed a bit thin. Forgettable and sits on the average side of the street.