beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, 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.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
gripweed57 (1364) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown color. Big creamy beige head.soft earthy malt nose. Tasty sweet herbal malt flavor has a coffee-like character. Wonderfully smooth and creamy. Reminiscent of a German Dunkel or Marzen. Quite tasty.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong alcoholic nose, balanced with roasted grains. Good baltic porter.
argo0 (13229) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(SCBE2003): Cloudy red brown with medium beige head. Aroma is dark fruit (raisin), sweet, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, dark fruit, medium sweet, light alcohol warming. Medium-full body.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Auburn, slightly darker than an IPA, lighter than an expected porter of any style. Intriguing nose, sour with chocolate and toffee notes. Not even vaguely porter-esque in the traditional style, full of caramel sweetness, some dark fruit, and maybe a bit of chocolate. Finishes dry and a bit sharp, but really isn't at all roasty.
Skinnyviking (8685) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
chocolate, coffee, beatiful brown poisenous looking head, man I like it.Probably underestimated by others because of its origin.
MiP (15264) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 7.5%. Mildly bready aroma, I do not get any roasted notes or the like. Black colour, big stable light brown head. The flavour is a lot more powerful than the aroma. Slightly sweet liquorice flavour, turning more bitter before going liquoricy again. Good, sticky mouthfeel. Very nice.
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice roasted aroma really comes through on this one. Pours very dark with a moderate head. Maltiness is very apparent in the taste and is consistent throughout the length of the drink. Rich and heavier, this is very satisfactory, especially as a more of a dessert beer.
BitchPls (758) - FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cola black beer with a big mocha head. Aroma of ripe sweet dark fruits. Flavors of dark ripe fruits and red berries. Lovely sweetness typical to a baltic porter. Liquorice and mämmi. Medium body. I love sweet baltic porters and this is a good one.
BlackHaddock (6323) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle: BBD 24 Oct 14. Cheers Mat for bringing this to the October Shrewsbury bottle swap: shared between four. Pours]ed a dark ruby/brown with a tanned and creamy head. The nose was of sweet malty molasses with some plum like fruitiness. The taste also malty sweet and again with a plum feel, some liquorice also in a flavoursome mixture that had coffee traces within it too. Smooth in taste and body, with only a hint of alcohol coming through: very pleasant in deed.