ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a dark brown-black color with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of dark chocolate and roasted coffee with black licorice, light dark fruit, and a bit of earthy hops.
T - Starts off with a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts with a bit of dark fruit sweetness and black licorice. Through the middle, some roasted coffee comes through with some light earthy hops and a touch of lactose sweetness. The finish is a mix of dark chocolate malts with some bitter coffee,, a bit of dark fruit, and some light earthy hops.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, warming, and lightly bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice Baltic Porter with a good body and balance.
Travlr (21199) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Savor 2016. Dark ruby maroon color, beige head. Aroma has coffee with an edge of cocoa. Taste is fruity coffee. Tasty.
GenDV138 (5737) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 oz pour at SAVOR 2016’s Saturday session. Black with light tan head. Aromas of chocolate and cocoa. Tastes of chocolate, cocoa, roast. Medium body with a dry finish.
radagast83 (7144) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At SAVOR 2016. Poured a dark cloudy brown color with a creamy head. Aroma was dark fruits, chocolate notes, roasted malts. Some light herbal notes. Very light soy notes. Creamy.
AnG_BrgNor (483) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 3, 2016
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Aroma is malt, chocolate and licorice. The taste is way to much dominated by the anis, but roasted also present.
Florya (1702) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
How : tap Appearance : almost black with a small light brown head. Aroma : liquorice, coffee, coconut, dark syrup and chocolate. Palate : medium body, soft carbonation.
astanford (36) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, chocolate, nuts, toast, roasty, licorice, black, hazy, frothy, lightly bitter, lightly sour, salty, medium body, fizzy, thin feel, long finish,
Bule (1812) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hoffman's. Pours a black color with a bit of tan head. Chocolatey malt flavors and some hop bitterness that lingers.
s_hartshorne (2599) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 2nd midlands tasting. Black thin head. Aro a is dark fruits liquorice roast malts taste same ok sweetness light smokiness. Ok body. Decent.
Achel (390) - Ioannina, GREECE - AUG 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, ashy and a little liquorice. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Smooth.
ramboraffe (1809) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml can at brewdog Göteborg. Black with off white head. Chocolate, caramel, syrup sugar and tar. Like a regular porter. A little thin. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.