Kauge (1557) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as a gift from Espoo. BB 20.06.2015. Pours thick dark brown, appearing black in the glass with no light going through. Head is tan, thick, retains quite well and laces too... not for very long though. Nose is very modest initially... but then I get roasted malts and coffee, kinda sweet caramel and chocolate, with faint pissy-minty spiciness from the spruce sprouts. Taste is (kinda minty) chocolaty sweet and bitter of indistinct hops, slightly herbal, molasses, sourish black bread crust... Body good, carbonation lively, palate sticky and slightly syrupy, somewhat grainy too, finishing dry. Texture nearing smooth.
Had to wait for a long time for this to reveal itself, and even after waiting for an hour I still feel I’d like more from it... More of the spruce sprouts (extract), oh, and maple syrup, helloo? Overall it’s still quite a good Baltic Porter, although I find it to be less complex and fulfilling than Sinebrychoff’s original Baltic that I had before.
SaintMatty (6734) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle - Black with a tan head. Slightly vinous aroma with notes of raisins, pine, plain chocolate and a hint of liquorice. Treacle, coffee, roasted malt and plain chocolate feature in the taste. Some slightly buttery and burnt notes (perhaps the maple syrup) can be detected in the finish. Not bad, but not a patch on the regular Koff Porter.
Wanja (771) - GERMANY - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33l bottle at Mariehamn. Dark black color, full body, stable head. Intensive alcoholic malt taste of coffee, chocolate and smoke. Quite strong. Interesting sweet note of marple sirup. Nice mild sirup-chocolate ending.
agent_persik (668) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color, medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark berries, licorice, hint of smoke. Taste has similar notes - dry with light sweetness and roasty bitterness in finish and aftertaste. Medium body and soft carbonation. Nice porter.
TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - NOV 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fine porter. A bit flat body and the taste is a bit dry. Disappointingly little aftertaste, but the flavors of coffee and some dark chocolate are greatly balanced and good.
mike_77 (5302) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with creamy coffee head. Aroma or roasted and slightly smokey malts. Flavour has the smokiness too and a background sweetness of forest fruits. Rich, thick texture.
jcnielsen (3180) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from rosenbergh. Thanks Jan! Pours a black color with tan head. Roasty, molasses, black licorice, Roasty, bitter, a touch of licorice, dark fruit flavors. A little oxidation.
panzerwolf (259) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The taste of dark, deep forests! Bitter, dark, sprucey. A little bit roasted and smoaked, coffee. Great beer, really enjoyed this one.
Erzengel (7548) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer starts intense malty. Viscous. Great. Molasses with a nice fitting bitterness and roasted malt. Dry and still fruity. For the 7.2% highly drinkable. The aftertaste is intense malty, fresh red fruits together with a dry and roasted malty body. Not too bitter. Smooth and great!
Oakrock (130) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong porter with forest taste. Bitter, crispy, somewhat sweet. Long after taste, which is very important. Coffee, roasted apple, or A bit burned Apple. Could be very interesting mix 50/50 with cheap lager. Unfortunately i dont have Any home right now. Great product.