SlackerMads (1243) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with small light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, vanilla, raisins, prunes. Taste is vinous with dried dark fruits and mild roast. Soft and sweet, a bit watery towards the finish but turns dry and slight bitter.
stefannilssons (1306) - SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Det var kanske lite dumt, men jag hade inga större förväntningar på den här ölen. Men den var rätt bra med en stabil kropp, smaken var kanske lite hård och spretig men den var god ändå.
Benfi (490) - DENMARK - OCT 19, 2012
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is sweet and has notes of chocolate, licorice, caramel and roasted malts.
heavy (2075) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
21/07 RBESG Grand Tasting, 0.33 l bottle. It poured very dark brown body with smaller brown head. Roasted malt aroma, lot of raisins, caramel, licorice, lactic. Sweet but also sharp bitter flavor, quite typical for the style, overripe fruits, raisins, licorice, touch of metal. Medium in body with long, pleasant finish that also showed some lactic acidity besides the ordinary things. Quite good Baltic porter, although I still haven’t found an excellent one.
Lowenbrau (1729) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Courtesy of Papsoe. Coffe and dark chocolate aromas, very intense. Pours very dark, oily, with dense tan head, persistent, some lacing. Full bodied. Taste is roasty, some raisins, bitter cocoa. Enjoyable.
erickok (3171) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, small creamy tab head. Creamy Porter, blackberry, chocolate. Medium full body and smooth drink. Bitter base, nice flavor. Better than expected. Fine brew.
Gurthnar (1248) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG 2012 Grand tasting. Dark brown colour, almost black. Aroma peat, toasted, raisins, fruity. Taste caramel, smooth, medium sweet and medium bitter. Very drinkable. Finish bitter-sweet, a bit tart.
Cuso (3799) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG Grand Tasting. Black color with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, red fruits. Taste, coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice caramel. Long coffee bitter finish. Good.
_angst_ (2368) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle received as a birthday present by rlgk. Many thanks! Pours pitch black with a creamy milk chocolate brown head that slowly dissipates while clinging to the glass and leaving some thick lacing. Smell is sweet and fruity with burnt caramel, prunes, chocolate, alcohol, dark grapes, rubber, dark bread, asphalt, wood, fudge, brown sugar and hints of sweetened coffee and vanilla. Taste is sweet and bitter with bitter chocolate, darkly roasted coffee, dark grapes, plums, dark bread, caraway, salty liquorice, rubber, tar, ash, alcohol, wood and hints of banana bread and honey. Mouthfeel is smooth, slightly dry, tiny tart, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with dark bread, rubber, salty liquorice, coffee and bitter chocolate.
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[5/12/12] Bottle sample at Ølfestival København 2012. Black-colored with a light brown head. Classic roasty-malty Baltic Porter aroma with some alcohol and a bit of licorice. Sweet alcholic flavor with malt, roastiness, some dark fruits notes and a drier roasty finish with a light herbal hint. Medium-full-bodied. Not my thing, but quite OK.