imdownthepub (10517) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg on tap at The Poshoorn, Maastricht. Black with tan head. This beer seemed to be the guest beer in several Maastricht pubs on the day, a great find. Full of heavily roasted malt giving strong coffee notes with chocolate malt bitterness, in fact intensely bitter. On the beer warming up a slight tartness developed giving further depth. Yum.
bierkoning (10401) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, Café Morshuis Albergen. Almost opague with a grey, lasting head. Roast bitter flavor with a pleasant raspberry fruitiness. Just a bit thin. Roast bitter aftertaste. Not a very rich Baltic porter but very tasty.
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Courtesy of Grovlam ,session @ yespr] Black with lovely large brown head. Mild aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and smoke. Flavor is smoky with roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and caramel notes.
madsberg (10326) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled: Deep black coloured. Has a small chocolatebrown head. Liquorice, malt, fruits, roastyness and chocolate notes in the nose. Roasted coffee, fruits and a light bitterness in the flavour. A light liquorice touch. The alcahol is superply hidden. The flavours are well balanced. This beer kind of grows when you drink it. Man this was worth waiting for. It kind of took a long way from Finland over Evansville, Indiana to Copenhagen. Thanks Raindog.
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 4, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A well lagered one from 1999, opened at Christmas 2005. Pitch black colour, small mahogny head. Sweet caramellic and roasty aroma with alc. and bitter chocolate. Smooth, roasty flavour with bitter chocolate, coffee, raisins and plums and alcohol. Long aftertaste. It really pays off to let some of the dark strong brews lager for some years, hidden away cool and dark.
Lubiere (10187) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Same batch as Capflu, best before June 27, 2003, but bought in Indianapolis. Deep dark beer with perfect thick intimidating moka head. Light chocolate aroma with some fruitiness, and demara sugar. Chocolate malt like malted balls, with coffee finish. Caramle squares is a good descriptive Todd! Not exactly oily but does fill your tastebuds! Yummy.
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black with a nougat colored and creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, a light sweetness, dark fruits and a touch of chocolate. The same goes for the flavour, where I also find licorice and a light bitterness in the finish. It’s a quite full bodied and warming Baltic porter! Thank you Tom/After4ever - it seems ridicilus to get a Finnish porter all the way from the US - the things we do to get new ratings - tsk, tsk....
Ratman197 (9986) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle poured a nearly opaque reddiish black wiyh a long lasting brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, some vinous notes, a bit of coffee and a hint of smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and a hint of smoke with a smooth, lingering bittersweet finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9903) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a thick brown head, enough of which hangs around for some good lacing. Aromas are sweet malt and licorice with a nose of plum and raisins. Sweetly bitter flavor with coffee and plum hints. Slight metallic feel on the palate, otherwise a full-bodied porter. Paired very well with a spicy meal.
Bov (9630) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very dark colour, big creamy black-tainted head, nice lace, black chocolate and dark fruity aroma, full-bodied, strong bitterness with a long dry chocolate finish