Ibrew2or3 (7344) - 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.
olio (7254) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ CBCí13.
Pours pitch bl color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of mild hops, roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla. Flavour of roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla, tar and dark berries. Complex, yet balanced dark stout. Reminds me of nŲgne is. Nice.
phaleslu (7224) - 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.
Camons (7159) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC. Pours pitch black with a cfreamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, hops. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee, burnt caramel, dark chocolate, wood, dark fruits. Full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol. 030513
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.
Borup (7017) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, burnt brown sugar, spice and nuts.
lusikka (6874) - 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.
alexsdad06 (6624) - Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Natifest. Pours a dark brown to black color with a small khaki head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark frui, hints of coffee, sticky at times, some caramel pops up with the alcohol being warming. This was very tasty.
kermis (6422) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at CBC 2013. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma off coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and caramel. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful initial pour leading towards a large toasty, earthy and dark fruit character. You do indeed get lager yeast esters and brash alcohol. This was bottled 12/18/12 and does have a touch of that "aged" tone which works nicely here.