gyllenbock (4541) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at SBWF 2010.
Black with a small brownish head. Roasted malt, licorice, chocolate. Quite sweet taste, nice bitterness. Nice balance. A good beer.
DSG (5714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2010 [9/23/10] Draught at Beer Temple in Amsterdam. Black with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, some coffee, dark chocolate, a bit of dark fruit hints and smoky notes. Sweet flavor with fruits, sugar, roasted malt, a bit of coffee and alcohol. Medium-bodied.
olsvammel (3027) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at SBWF 2010. It poured a dark black liquid with some reddish tones. Sweet flavour with chocolate and a bit sour. Nice baltic porter.
omhper (19308) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival. Near black, small head. Interesting flavour with roasty licorice and cocoa. Mid sweet and surprisingly slim with clean rounded mouthfeel. Somewhat vinous with flavours of crackers and aniseed. Some herbal bitterness. Unusual, still well balanced and really tasty.
Plovmand (6348) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Shared with Borresteijn and DSG. Thanks for a wonderful time, lads! Pours pitch black with a creamy tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, spices, chocolate, vanilla, anise, dark fruit and liquorice. Wow! Light spicy flavour with notes of liquorice, roasted coffee beans and light chocolate. Very good.
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - SEP 26, 2010
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smelled very herbal and medicine-like. Looked damn good though, so i tried a sampler. Syrupy, thick, boozy, and altogether a bit too sweet for me to enjoy. Glad that i didnít have a pint because i think it would have made me sick. I love my beers, big, bold, and black...but this one seemed to lack character, malt, and most importantly...balance.
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at BeerTemple.
Black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and liquorice.
Roasted flavour of caramel, liquorice ad dried fruits with notes of alcohol and dark chocolate.
Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours muddy dark brown with no head. The aroma is mostly plums, prunes, and black licorice. The flavor is the same with some noticeable anise. Only hints of roasted/tobacco notes in the finish. Carbonation was a little low, just above flat. Interesting flavors, but lacks complexity.
mpersinger (347) - , California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark and opaque, with slight roasty and chocolate aromas. Flavors are more of fruity (as in ale yeast at warmer temps) and dark fruit character, with some roast (darker malts, maybe mineral too) and lots of sugars. Mouthfeel is somewhat goopy. No hop bitterness or warming alcohol notes to balance. Not much here that is typical of a clean, lagered Baltic porter.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6/2/10 notes: On tap, Beachwood BBQ. Pours dark brown-black with a small head and minimal lacing. Body is medium, creamy yet light enough so as to encourage another sip. Flavor starts with rich toasted brown bread, tobacco, coffee essence, chocolate. Mid-palate contributes an essence of nuts and dried dark fruit (might have been from the licorice/Star Anise), leading into a finish with again forefronts toasted grains and black coffee. Great balance, depth, flavor.