Martinus (3638) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of malts, apple and caramel. Bitter flavour, roasted malts, burned sugar, light sweet note. Finish roasted malts, caramel, apple and yeast. Bit disappointing, but the bottle was opened already for a while before I got to drinking it. Not long enough to expect it to go bad, but maybe it warrants a re-rate.
(From 33cL bottle @ ZZT VIIIb, Oirschot 2013. Thanks for sharing, joes!)
Cantabrian (927) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, from Sjøbeck Øl & Vand, thanks so much to Hanne for accommodating, or else I’d find it difficult to taste this beauty, which is not likely to be imported into New Zealand that soon. Oily black, fascinating stuff, with a brown bubbly head. I almost poured it onto myself. The aroma was a bit too leathery, with plenty of olives and coffee from the start. But from the glass, it was much more benevolent, with dark chocolate and liquorice. Delicious flavours all well woven together, with the typical strong liquorice, the dark chocolates, some smokiness, tobacco and prunes. Very smooth and sweet, somehow like the well-behaved Carnegie and the Sinebrychoff, but with a nice bitterness hanging above the melange, a more savage facet making itself more evident on the long finish. I love the sticky texture, oily and creamy. A lovely experience. I don’t know if the Danish Department of tourism realises that, but it is due to such beers that I will book a trip to Danmark next year.
ansjelaah (1682) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Zzt’13 bij joes. Ruikt en smaakt zoet, drop, koffie, caramel, mooi in evenwicht. Lekker.
Abijen (1781) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Joes. Pours a black beer with a creamy tan head. Smells glue, coffee, and roasty. Tastes coffee, glue and roasted with a good bitter finish. Medium body, sticky texture and a low carbo.
Beersmurf (59) - Helsingor, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 33 cl
Flot mørk brun farve med lysebrunt skum, smagen er meget lakrids og karamel. En meget dejlig porter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hex2rium (3) - - OCT 24, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
& via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bamsen78 (4277) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy but stable tan head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel and roast. Sweetish, malty flavour with pronounced notes of roast, dark chocolate and caramel. A hint of liquorice in the bitter, roasty aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice.
Theydon_Bois (12595) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Borefts ’13, thanks to Kraddel for sharing, 28/09/13.
Light black with a thin tan head.
Nose carries slightly oxidised note, dark malt, cocoa, earthy.
Taste comprises earthy notes, cocoa powder, dark toffee.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light roast in the finish.
Alcohol fairly well disguised but lacks depth for a Baltic porter.
kraddel (4539) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours black ,small grey foam . smells OK
much, but soft carbo . very sweet, portertaste . tastes a bit dusty . some smoked malts ?
77ships (5299) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesey & thx! to Kraddel. Bottle sampled @ Borefts 2013. BBF 12/05/2018. Chocolate black, little mocha head. Nose is oxidized, smells old, oily nuts, old chocolate, some dust,… Taste is oily, nuts, bitter metallic, malty, bitter roast & roots, touch medicinal finish, chocolate, thicker chocolate, lasting bitter finish. Very oily mouthfeel. Nicer than, that descriptions sounds like.