tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is an oily viscous pitch black color with a dark brown head. Toooons of toasted malt on the nose, dark fruit and alcohol, some milk chocolate, anise, and a hint of caramel. Really thick and rich bitter chocolate notes up front, dark roasted coffee, dark fruit quickly fades away to toasted malt, slight oakyness, and a bit of caramel and molasses. Delicious, 6 month old baltic porter. Very well balanced.
jkwood04 (5165) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle (from 2012) in a tulip. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate and coffee, some light sweet notes, and some dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything you want from dark malts. Smoother texture. A solid beer.
esp0r (2625) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at What’s Brewing 2015
Black, thin tanned head. Smell of roast, toast, chocolate, dark malts. Medium sweet, roast, coffee, quite clean, not much yeast influence, dark dark malts. Moderate bitter finish. Great stuff
tandembrauer (1001) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at What’s Brewing Beer Festival 2015, Stavanger. Pours black with brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Some sweetness, some roasted bitterness. Medium bodied.
daje (3163) - NORWAY - OCT 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. All black body with a tiny brown head. Aroma is a licorice bomb with roasted malt and ash. Taste is sweet and roasty, dark, with bitter chocolate and tobacco. Mild warm alcoholic finish. A full bodied tasty porter.
hopscotch (10524) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours thick, murky and black with a small, brown head. The olfactory standouts here are fudge, blackstrap molasses and dried plum. Full-bodied and super velvety with modest carbonation. The flavor is a bold swirl of burnt caramel, charcoal, pouch tobacco and dried plum. Bittersweet, scorched, acrid finish. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!
ABT_S54 (351) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
65cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours pitch black with a dark tan head which lasts a while. Aroma is powerful burnt malt and dark fruits. Taste is dark chocolate, vanilla and espresso coffee with quite a harsh bitterness and dryness. As it warms up the dark chocolate melds into a milk chocolate creaminess with the vanilla becoming more pronounced. Mouthfeel is medium and overall this is one of the finest imperial stouts I have tried and certainly one that I will buy again. Bottled in 2012.
sebletitje (8666) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber share @ SHAPE NFL Fantasy Draft. Thanks Steven.
Brune foncée, col crémeux café au lait et doré au verre.
Arôme offre un bouquet épais au niveau malté, retrouve as mal de chocolat, le tout gardant un léger rétro fruité noir/rouge.
Palais est maté également assez épais, caramel dont les 10% se font bien sentir. Le tout reste sec, petite touche rappelant le tourbé et une fin de bouche réchauffante. Pas grand chose en terme houblonné amertume mais un côté fruité noir indique que l’on est bien dans un style baltique. Reste néanmoins assez basique dans son style avec un penchant fort axé sur les malts.
jbruner (3727) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep black from a growler with minimal head or lace. Aroma of sweet chocolate and big fruity sweetness. Tasteis more roasty than the nose, but still nice chocolate and fruity esters. Thin, but still viscous, really nice.
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Dec 2012. Black oily colour with dark tan head that fades to a thin slick aroma is roasty , coffee and chocolate Amazing taste initially smooth dark chocolate and toasted malt gicing way to a more acidic clean bitter coffee with crisp finish. Long aftertaste - really long aftertaste - all those complex flavours just hanging around keeping the tastebuds watering. Nice alcohol warmth comes in. Smooth plate low carbonation very rich damn fine beer
SHIG (4378) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to ygtbsm94 shared at Anchorage Dec ’14 Tasting: Poured a dark brown with red edges and thin head. Aroma was veggie, malt, and chocolate. Taste was chocolate, malts, and boozy/stickiness.