VastActiv (2768) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Pivo, Oulu. Originally rated 24022012. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, some coffee and roasted malts.
Douberd (2180) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle into a snifter, ABV 6.9%
Dark mahogany brown on the body, small beige head, a but thin, with good retention nevertheless. Foam islands left on the surface after it collapses along with light lacing around the glass.
Aroma has fruits, milky chocolate , light roasted malts.
Taste is refreshingly fruity with milky chocolate, a touch ofroasted malts on the finish, quite sweet in general.
Medium body with right amount of carbonation and a nice dryness on the palate.
This is surely a highly drinkable beer and it doesn’t show it’s alcohol at all, easy to get carried away with this one.
Senka (446) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yeah, here it goes. I have had this one more than 20 bottles this winter. This is the best Estonian Porter this season. Creamy, dark roasted, loads of caramel and still well balanced and drinkable. A huge surprise from mass brewery.
gopherfan99 (415) - CROATIA - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice porter with tastes of chocolate, malt, and a hint of molasses. Pours nicely with a light brown head. Very nice beer.
Hopptrician (4) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bit sweet on the nose, very sugary. Taste very sweet, syrupy. Hvfhjjng bgfdghhhh bhfhjghhvvvdsaw
jann3 (98) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours very deep reddish brown, almost black, with medium-sized tanned head. Aroma is sweet with some caramel and over-ripe fruits. Taste is very sweet too with caramel, honey and roasted malts. Finishes with a faint hint of bitterness. Decent porter, although it is quite sweet. (0,5 l bottle,best before 21 Nov. 2014)
HopfenWeisse (1012) - - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 Hmm. Found old bottle of this, best before 05/2013. Taste is chocolate, quite sweet. Not bad.
johnnnniee (2278) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Received in trade from RobertDale, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid dark brown color with a decent sized khaki head that persists quite well. Aromas of bread, caramel, a bit of cherry and plum and a little wet cardboard. The flavor is fairly sweet with lots of brown sugar and caramel. Hints of chocolate, dark fruits, and earth round out the flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a chalky ashy creamy mouthfeel. Kind of sweet and sticky, but somewhat drinkable.
Cuso (4384) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from rosenbergh, many thanks Jan. Very dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, red fruits. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, caramel. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Good.
beastiefan2k (2404) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL bottle with the great purple label. You know there just aren’t enough beers with black and purple labels, its a nice color combo. Love the bottle shape and embossing. Bottom of the bottle says beer in a few different languages. Not to mention the awesome price. 2.99 a bottle, nice. Without making too much out of this rating the beer is right on the mark for s Baltic porter. My only complaint is the aroma is over ally layered, a bit of metal sneaking in. The flavor is very strong on lagered chocolate and fumy ash. Pours with a pretty head. Long aftertaste and well lagered.
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