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 (20714) - 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 (3240) - 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.
goozen (2941) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap Beertemple,Amsterdam: Black brew with and roasted malts and dried fruits taste, and well balanced bitternesh.
Getbetter (839) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From Tap@Lucky Baldwins,This taste like a salty version of a porter,black,chocolate,and white head.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with hard roasted malt, dark chocolate, liquerice and hops. Flavour had plenty of burned malt, dark chocolate, coffee, liquerice and hops. Finished dry.
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Dusky, dark looks with a thin tan wig. Nose and flavour was roasty with dark fruit and hops lurking. Smooth with a good malt profile, pleasing bitterness and nicely contained booze.Dryish finish. Good stuff.
dutchbeerpages (1590) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has to be one of the best beer styles around. Not as great as Red oakís Baltic Porter (best ever) but still very good. Had it on tap.