Quack-Duck (8358) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from the brewery’s online shop. Deep brown with a creamy beige head. Malty with nuts, dates, figs and raisins, also caramel and some espresso coffee, dark chooclate. Full-bodied and very dark. Nice one.
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Black coloured hue with a beige and firm medium-sized foamy head. Aroma of mocha, marzipan, slightly milky chocolate combined with roasty and delicately burnt malty notes. Moderately sweet and slightly roasty bitter flavour, full bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderately toasted malty taste with notes of bread crusts, milk chocolate, lighter Latte Macchiato flavours, as well as liquorice spice; sweet-bitter and moderately roasty finish with the framework of flavours in the aftertaste whereas the alcohol is quite well-hidden. They are pretty good at brewing dark and strong beers, not to forget the highly aromatic and sessionable Atlantic Ale. 25.IV.14
Cunningham (5228) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Almost black color with a frothy beige head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Roasted and rasins.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Roasted, caramel, coffee and raisins.
Overall impression: Decent and tasty Baltic porter.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with McTapps
Meilby (8609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml @ home
[From trade with McTapps] Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, bread, caramel and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a chocolate, slightly licorice and coffee finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
Idiosynkrasie (4532) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Opaque, nearly black colour with late awakening, average, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Fruity and chocolately dark malty aroma, hints of coffee and blue grapes. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty, hints of chocolate, bitter hoppy overtones. Good.
Beerhunter111 (9432) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Schwarzes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Schokolade, fruchtig. Geschmack röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle Früchte, minimal säuerlich.
BenH (2832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to McTapps. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma is slightly roasty. Taste is slightly roasty with coffee and nuts, caramel and toffee. Full bodied. Quite simplistic but tasty.
Cuso (5557) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from McTapps, many thanks Sabine. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, caramel in aroma. Taste, roasted malt, milk coffee, caramel. Sweet finish.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fine brewed cheap German attempt at a Baltic porter, with a good roasted flavor.
ciaranc (1091) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from Redmonds. Black, viscous oily pour, thin resiny tan head settles on the liquid. some roast malt notes in the aroma, fruity hop notes. Sweet molasses in the flavour, some oily bitter hops, and lingering roast bitterness. Big bodied, thick mouthfeel. Milk chocolate finish. Me likey.