odinstyr (573) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a lively tan head. Smells of licorice, anise, cough syrup, bread, nuts. Taste is mildly bitter and sweet, with a kick of licorice to it, profound but not overwhelming
Rune (8827) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
250ml draught at Gaasa. Black as pitch, almost. Fawn-coloured head leaving spotty lacing. Smell of semi-sweet malts. Dark fruity and salty liquorice in flavour with notes of spiced berries. Bittersweet ending. Fine bodied. Likable (Oslo, 19.09.2012).
Bov (10060) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draught@erzbierschof - black beer with a little yet persistent beige foam and a beautiful lacework; aroma of pralines and black chocolate, walnuts; low carbonation and full-bodied; some sweetnessand almost no bitterness; feels strangely plastic-like on the tongue; moderately long chocolatey and vanilla finish
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Can) Pours a dark brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, toffee, and dark fruit. Flavor of roasted malt, nuts, caramel, prunes, raisins, and grass.
KeefOz (1035) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an opaque black colour. Upon the first pour the beer had a 15-20cm tall foamy tan coloured head that slowly diminished to a four-finger thick head and that was maintained until the can was emptied. The head then diminished to a thin bubble line covering the entire surface of the beer. Lacing was absent. Low carbonation. Initially the aroma was strongly of roasted grain but once used to this the subtle liquorice aroma came out as did a hint of chocolate. Taste was similar Ė initially dominated by bitter, heavy, roasted grain but again once used to this the subtle but sweet liquorice flavour came through. Medium body. First up I didnít like it but once over the roasted grains and the beer has a bit of warmth on it the flavours are more pronounced. A good drop!
DedicatedToFun (3519) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall awesome porter deep in the beer tasting second to last so it wasnt easy but i really enjoyed it
Rando7 (766) - Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can. Dense black with one finger tan head. Aroma malt, licorice and roast. taste similar to aroma. Palate thinner than most Baltics Iíve tried. Roasty finish.
Essentially none of the sweetness I generally associate with this style. Iíd describe it as a roasty porter with some licorice. Just OK
joeneugs (3740) - 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.
DSG (7456) - Tel Aviv, - 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.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tin. Pours dark brown with thin beige head. Full aroma of walnuts, licorice and roast. Lots of licorice in the flavour. Full bodied, Anise finish.