jhogan4 (225) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Pretty simple flavor, not particularly complex or notable. Just ok.
Marsiblursi (2952) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, quite old) Pours dark brown with nougat coloured head. The aroma holds dark bread, leather, earth, tobacco, dark fruits/raisins, liquorice root, roasted grains and dark berries. Oxidized and light vinous on the nose. The flavour is light sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of dark bread, mild roast, leather, earthy tobacco, dark fruits, dark berries and watery brown sugar. The mouthfeel is soft and light watery with a light carbonation. Bready and light oxidized finish. Light to medium bodied.
DSG (3929) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Arielís place. Very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma full of plums and other dark fruits. Sweetish flavor with caramel, light roastiness, dark fruits and a drier finish with hoppy hints. Medium-bodied.
MrBeerFanatic (722) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in color with a creamy head. Aromas of roasted malts (hint of whiskey, wood, slight smoke), toffee. Flavors of chocolate, caramel, and light toffee. Has a light richness to it and tastes similar to a double bock. Slight bitter and roasted malt aftertaste. Decent.
Chrisxx25 (82) - - MAY 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is vanilla, some faint hops, toffee, very sweet caramel and some bitter coffee. Appearance is a murky black with some mud brown highlights. Taste is roasted coffee, vanilla, toffee and lots of caramel. Some black chocolate and a bit of alcohol burn. Palate is nice, with higher than average carbonation. Very balanced and smooth. Not quite imperial but certainly a great one. Really enjoyable.
barbarino2000 (52) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Liking this a lot. Not the boldest, but very good. Iíll be visiting this porter again in the future,
Rando7 (610) - Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours black with a beige head that fades rapidly to a ring. Aroma roasty malt, faint smoke. Taste roast, cocoa, molasses. Finish mainly prolonged roast, not overbearing. Palate on the thin side and highly carbonated compared to most Baltics Iíve had.
Overall I liked the beer. Itís not faithful to any particular style but overall it works.
RyanK (119) - Rhode Island, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown that light shines thru. Foamy light brown head that looks delicious and sticks to the side of the glass as you drink. Beer smells mostly of alcohol but not terrible. Other elements chocolate, Carmel and toffee show moderately and balance with the somewhat strong alcohol taste. A lot like a English ale in terms of flavor. Finishes with a dry bite and alcohol burn.
BlackIPA (720) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours really deep brown, almost black with a small head. Decent aroma of roastiness, dark fruit, molasses. Average mouthfeel, decent carbonation. More of a Baltic porter than an imperial porter. This is a decent beer... Although a little low on the alcohol.
b3shine (2256) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks decent; pitch plack with no head or lacing. Smells okay; very mild, but malty. Tastes good; the flavor comes through much better when imbibed. Palate is good too. Overall, a good beer that I would definitely have again.