green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2005 3/6/05:Maybe I was delirious. I tried a Alpha Klaus before this one and the Sinebrychoff (koff or whatever it is) just floored me. What a dream of a porter. Cellar Temp. Black with a brown head, pours like motor oil. Great aroma of chocolate and dates. Light but creamy body avoiding the “isn’t this a stout, pitfall”. Wonderful complexity in the flavor profile. At this point my notes drift into incoherent babble of pure bliss. I returned to note that as and added bonus there are interesting and equally delightful changes as the beer warms. Bravo! 3/27/05 Rerate Was not delerious on first rating. This is one of the best beers I have ever had.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Moan and Dove. Pours a pitch black color with a thin light brown head. Delicate and very appealing aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and alcohol. Very good flavor of chocolate, roasted malt and alcohol with a lasting bitter finish. Light body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Very good baltic porter.
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark brown opaque, brown foamy head. Aroma is made of roast, malt and hints of coffee & fruit. Flavour is roasty, burnt wood and a bit like old coffee with nice bitter finish. Very burnt aftertaste.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big maty classic Baltic porter. hints of almond blossom and coffee in the nose with a slight lactic sourness. Roasted, woody and drying palate nice toffee and bittersweet chocalate.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer poured an opaque color w/ thin medium brown head and slight lacing. The nose was thin in malty sweetness, roast, a hint of coffee and slight dark fruit. The flavor was full w/ a slight roastiness and hints of coffee, malts and dark fruit. The mouthfeel was well-rounded and full bodied.
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black creamy chocolate like appearance but not taste, which was much like an Eastern European sour porter with the bitterness eased off. Roasted, much burnt mid sip.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yeah, this was a somewhat grapey-plummy-figgy-coffee aroma, heavy notes of mocha and fruit. Dark brown with large tan rocky head. Palate very thick and oily slick, coating aftertaste. Big and fruity coffee in the mouth, middle of alcohol, and a coffee/dark chocolate finish. Not really my kind of everyday porter but a very nice beer. I got this from....wunderbier? Thanks!
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a medicine like coffee aroma to it, if that makes any sense? Very dry coffee tatse initially turns very sweet through the middle, and then finishes all bitter aftertaste.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sinebrychoff Porter pours thick dark brown like week-old coffee, except that it has a thin brown head. The aroma is both sweet and earthy, some caramel with a woodiness to it. The flavor is sweet malt and dark chocolate with some of that week-old coffee bitterness in the finish. Dry. And very warming... a good brew for this time of year in Chicago.
Ungstrup (34660) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A black beer with a nice brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of chocolate and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and chocolate, leading to an end that is dominated by coffee bitterness. Nice one.