jesperhammer (2606) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
23-JUL-2013, bottle @home, from Fish & Beer. Black with dark brown, lasting head.
Roasted aroma with prunes and soy. Taste the same but better.
Sweet but with a touch of bitterness.
Full body and soft carbonation. Often Westbrook beers have been overcarbonated but this is wonderfull.
JStax (2567) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at natifest. Pours a thick, pitch black with a brown head of foam. Aroma has notes of chocolate, raisin, fig, and blackcurrants. Tastes earthy and toasty. Thick, viscous mouth feel.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared with friends at Sybarite Pig. Super dark pour with a soft foamy head. Dark chocolate aroma mixed with a tiny bit of rolled oats. Really delicious and easy to drink.
abemorsten (2431) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle kindly shared by my beer pal, Ole Anders. Black body with a light brown rim. Roasted, boozy, raisin sweet. Full bodied and smooth to drink.
bytemesis (2427) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours opaque black, large dark brown head, creamy, great lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor is the same plus coffee, cocoa powder, little sweetness, medium bitterness. Full body.
BuckeyeBoy (2413) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours out dark brown almost black topped with a small brown head. Aroma of booze, sweet milk chocolate, ans roast malts. Taste much as the aroma with the chocolate, leading the way, a nice bitter end.
sic1314 (2403) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured virtually black with a small beige ring. Aroma of sweet vanilla and roast malt. Full body, flavour is heavy creme Brule, deep roasted malt, coffee grinds.
_angst_ (2272) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours pitch black with a dark chocolate brown head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, charred wood, butterscotch hard candy, burnt cookies, resin and toffee. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, moist soil, bitter chocolate, charred wood, resin, roasted nuts, burnt cookies and hints of caramel. Mouthfeel is soft, smooth, round and medium to full bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted nuts and charred wood.
Huhzubendah (2230) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Happy Fatherís Day.
Bottle courtesy of Brad. Served in Westbrook glassware, also courtesy of Brad.
The beer is black with an inch of beige head. The aroma brings chocolate, molasses, dark fruit. Beautiful balance and delicious flavor. Alcohol is evident but gracefully masked. Rich and full bodied. Abundant chocolate, both dark and milk. Palate coating and viscous. Delicious.
tom10101 (2094) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22 oz). Shared by Marc-Olivier, thanks! Reddish black with a small persistent beige/brown head and little lacing. Aroma of chocolate, herbal notes, fruits and hops. Taste is moderately sweet with a lot of chocolate, fruity notes and some herbal notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Thick mouthfeel. Complex and enjoyable Baltic Porter. Not cloying.