Zymurgeist2 (1528) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 29, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle to pint glass. Sweet metallic aroma. Brown/garnet with chunky oatmeal head. Weird medicinal flavor.
zazou_dingue (1) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Out of the fidge, circa 37º, this is somewhat unpleasant, estery Belgian yeast/banana and papaya notes duking it out with sweet chocolate, burnt grain notes. I thought of chucking the stuff out and grabbing a more traditional porter. Gradually I stopped thinking of this as porter/baltic porter and focused on it as well, simply another idiosyncratric Belgian offering and the beer seemed more and more interesting/enjoyable. Eventually it dawned on me that, like the Strauss Tower 20 IPA I had last year, this needed to get up to 40-45º for the malt flavors to kick in. At this point, I started picking up on the beer’s creamy texture and mouth-coating lusciousness, spice notes and hints of orange zest on the finish. Whew, am I glad I waited on this one (I still have another bottle!). For me at least, the temperature makes all the difference in the world.
w_adwersarz (430) - Cracow, POLAND - DEC 7, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Przywitał nas lekki gushing.
Piana bardzo obfita, szybko się dziurawi, troszkę krazkuje na szklei pozostawia cieńką warstewkę na powierzchni.
Barwa no prawie jak cocacola, olapizująca, z rubinowo brązowawymi prześwitami, ale bez bąbelków.
Aromat wodnisty, palony, ciemne owoce, ogólnie słodycz. Bez rewelki.
W smaku jest mocno palone, przez chwil bo potem czuć wodnistość, owocowe, trochę jakby karmelu i brązowego cukru.
Wysycenie w stronę wysokiego, wodniste, goryczka jest ale jakaś taka z niesamowicie słodkawym posmakiem.
Bierridder_S (468) - BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
01/11/2015 @home - 75cl bottle from shop @Achelse Kluis.
Dark brown with nice light tanned head. Nose is light roasted malts, sweetness. Taste is malty, light roasted, sweetness.
Headbanger (3663) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25.4 oz bottle 9/12/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-B-day brew.36° in Tulip-Pours a coca cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, fruit, chocolate, and sweetness. Taste of malt, sweetness, and caramel. This light to medium bodied brew is well balanced but a bit weak.
alexsdad06 (7749) - Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ceramic bottle from old notes. Pours brown in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor had roasted malts, a strong fruity character that showed some tartness and acidity, caramel, brown sugar, some earthy notes, interesting mix, but not my thing.
martjoobolut (2103) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle as Hoogstraten Poorter (from beerExpress). Pours brown with beige head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is fruits, rotten apples, malt. Flavor is sweet, malt, caramel, fruits. Alcohol is well covered and body feels rather light. Overall: good.
suurjuust (2236) - ESTONIA - MAY 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown beer, tan head. Nose is fruity, slightly sweet and with malty notes, perfume. Flavor is floral hops and malt, perfume notes. Some hops in the finish. Definitely not a porter.
Jabah (283) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
OK, maybe they got me with the ceramic bottle and flip-top.....but I really liked this beer. This was when I was first getting into Belgian’s, but this resembles a porter more than a Belgian Ale. It does have that "Belgian" taste though, from the kind of yeast they use maybe? Is it worth $10 for a 750ml?....probably not, but I am not complaining b/c it was very tasty and a good experience. Don’t know if I’d buy again for that coin, but if you haven’t tried yet and money isn’t really an object, I would recommend at least sampling this beer.
PauloAG (251) - BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750cc bottle. Lovely dark brown and reddish colour. On the sweet side. Hints of molasses and maple syrup. A bit nutty also. Some bitterness in the end. Very pleasant.