DrnkMcDermott (2865) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft 8 oz. "mini-shaker" at 3Fs. Thin but noticeably brown head atop a porter to stout dark body. A sharp coffee smell I haven’t found in the Baltic strain of porter before. Flavor is strong with coffee hard candies, but still a bit of lager cleanness. Threads of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Can’t say it goes down easy; I had to wrestle it a little. But when it finally yields, it does so nicely.
rdixon77 (1148) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ancient rating from Hunahpu’s Day 2012, I recently found my tasting notes. Figured why waste good ticks…espresso, cacao, dates. tobacco, somewhat bitter. Nice.
djd07 (4899) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Medium mouth, nice roast, light dark chocolate, hides alcohol well, very good.
Martinus (3437) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour, light beige head. Aroma of coffee, malts, caramel and fudge. Coffee flavour, roasted malts, chocolate, light bitter. Lingering bitter finish, dark coffee.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)
Benfi (627) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown black pour with a light tan head. Chocolatey coffee aroma. Smooth mouth feel.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours midnight black with a bit of head. Aroma is espresso and dark chocolate. Taste is super smooth, velvety. Lots of cocoa, milk chocolate and excellent coffee flavor throughout. I could drink this all night.
RussianDragon (565) - - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with lasting beige head that leaves no lacing, with maroon hues when backlit. Aroma is malt with subdued chocolate and roast notes with dark fruit sweetness. Flavor is same with medium body, silky carbonation, and sweet dark fruit finish.
Huhzubendah (2783) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by RussianDragon. Thanks man.
The beer is dark mahogany with an inch of soapy, foamy, beige head. Aromas of chocolates, dark fruit. Sweet fruits with some cherry notes. Chocolate covered cherries and perhaps a touch of espresso. Raisins, prunes, dates, figs, etc. Perhaps a mild hop bitterness might help to balance the equation a bit. Finishes sweet. Definitely a bottle for sharing, as the sweet character becomes cloying.
kappldav123 (5303) - GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Heavy malty aroma. Starts heavy malty with some cacao notes.Fine notes of chocolate, some coffee. Finish warming malty. Nice!
RickTStiles (813) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown with a thin creamy head and no lacing. Rich, chocolate aroma with dark roasted coffee notes and hints of rum. taste is much the same with plenty of warming spice. finish is long and rich. best when near room temp.
John25 (868) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black. Chocolate and coffee. Dark roast flavor. Smooth calm mouthfeel. Clean finish. Good stuff.