Theydon_Bois (7955) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from BOE, split at JFís - 26/12/13.
Deep black with a good sized dirty tan head that eventually dissipates to a pond.
Nose is rich chocolate, light smoke, chocolate milkshake, earthy, dark toffee fudge.
Taste comprises big roast malts, erthy cocoa powder, rich chocolate, earthy, maltesers, dark malts.
Medium bodied with bite, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, sweet in the finale.
Nice Baltic Porter, good balance and easy drinking.
Benzai (7342) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2013 Sampled @ CBC 2013. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized dark brown head. Smell roasted malts, lightly coffee, lightly hops. Taste malts, roasted malts, coffee, bitter, slightly hops, lightly chocolate. Lovely balance, thick oily texture, long lingering bitter finish, full body, nice suitable carbonation. Superb beer!
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650ml @ gynnfryd
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, molasses, licorice, chocolate and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, roasty, chocolate and licorice finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle shared by GT2: pours an oily opaque with a clingy-lacing dark beige head. Has a rich sweet dark caramel malty nose with some dark fruity Noyes. Starts with good fullness and sweet dark chocolate with some dark fruits before a drier smoky and roasted finish. True to style, enjoyable and complex.
crossovert (7023) - Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Sheeees a gushaaaaa!!!! Wort gusher \I have had. The entire bottle. Infected too.,
Ibrew2or3 (6788) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber pours with a deep dark body that supports a mocha colored head of foam. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, earthy dark chocolate, some chocolate brownie and then a light amount of molasses. The taste delivers rich malt deepened dark roasted malts mixed with dark chocolate goodness and then getting into some vanilla bean and spicy black strap molasses. Wow! This is dynamite dark roasted goodness. Great stuff.
deyholla (6520) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Porter. Pours black with an extremely dark brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has a combination of dark roasted malts and creamy chocolate with a hint of dark grain. Flavor starts with a bit of creamy dark chocolate that is joined by a strong dark roasted malt note.
Scopey (6326) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via trade. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, salted caramel, dark fruit, coffe grinds, earth and light burnt notes. The taste is rich roasted malt, coffee, toast, light spice, earth, cocoa, salted caramel and dark fruit with a dry, roasty finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Rich, indulgent and full on flavour. Balance is spot on. Delectable.
phaleslu (6295) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle shared at Natifest- I missed who opened this, though. Pours a near-black color, opaque, with a small tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, molasses, syrup, and roasted malts. The flavor is the same. Full-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, smooth, roasty mouthfeel. Really nice, big, bold Baltic porter.
lusikka (6075) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours a pitch black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate biscuit and hay. Flavour of roasted malts, biscuit, floral hops and wood. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a roasty, sweet, licorice finish. Good.