GIJOE (1057) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth tasting, foamy porter with an interesting licorice-like note to it; something herbal, too, perhaps. I like it! Very nice!
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sulawang (916) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Visual: Good visual of the licorice plant and star anise on the front, as well as a decent description of the beer itself. Pours jet black with a large lasting cream-foamy head, CO2 activity at the surface.
Nose: Roasted coffee and thick sweet malts; (8/10-aroma strength)
Attack: tingly-fizzy-creamy mouthfeel
Mid-palate: roasted coffee syrup, 7/10-sweet caramel, licorice
Finish: fizziness, hints of cola (star anise), malty phlegm, mild coffee sourness, medium-deep roast coffee bitter finish.
Summary: This beer dispels my belief that no good beer comes out of a can; on the contrary, this Baltic Porter has good depth, decent complexity, good length and pleasant smoothness. The sourness grows as it warms up however. Recommended at least 1x.
tom10101 (4903) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can (16 oz). From dresden, thanks! Black with a medium tan head, ok retention and little lacing. Aroma if of roasted malt, liquorice, milk chocolate and ashes. Taste is moderately sweet with roasted malt, liquorice, milk chocolate, ashes, lactose and vanilla. Medium body. Silky mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Good balance. Nice Baltic Porter!
crossovert (10759) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old can. BPA aged. IT pours with a fizzy head, a denze brownish black. Smell is anise, cocoa, some coffee. Flavor is fruity, earthy spice, cocoa brownie, coffee. Its okay.
chuckstout (331) - Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vanilla, licorice, smooth, bready, chocolate, dough, woody, creamy, black with red highlights, nice head. Good mouthful tasty brewdough,
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black with a beige head. Aroma of sweet vanilla bourbon, caramel malt. Medium to full body, flavour of the aroma, seems more a standard stout than a Baltic Porter. Still very nice.
Sevenlee (1711) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours totally black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, licorice, coffee with some dark fruit. Taste is medium sweet leading to a roasty and sweetish finish. OK.
Palme (3639) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Crowbar. A deep dark black beer and the head is quickly gone. It had a lovely color when it stuck around though, deep dark brown in color. On the nose itís quite lovely to be honest. Really packed with dark, sweet flavors. Some boozy thing also, lots of dark Belgian chocolate, a ton of liquefied licorice, and even a little bit of vanilla! Oh yeah, itís a flavor bomb. Of dimensions may I add. As dark roasted as they come with a ton of dry 80%cocoa powder. Dammit. Itís like chewing on a chocolate bar that has been added something slightly acidic and vanillaish. The licorice is just extreme to the max. Warming dark aftertaste thatís refusing to let go. A thick and chewy mouthfeel with a prickling carbonation level. Lovely stuff 25.05.2013
Unm4rk3d (86) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite a herbal/floral aroma. Taste of sweet chocolate and coffee with slight bitter after taste, a very distinct beer. Well done.
Inbreak (4091) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 24.05.2013, tap @ Crowbar:
Nice brown creamy head. Aroma is rich, lots of salty licorice, caramel, coffee, grass, dark sugar. Taste is dry, strong rawlicorice, grass, cocoa, coffee, dark berries. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Damn good heavy shit, but a small taster is more than enough.