11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - FEB 18, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of BierKonig!!! Deepest black with mild ruby hues. Long lived tan head which leaves good lacing. Aromas of roasted grains, little hints of dark fruits. Full bodied and very smooth. Alcohol can be noticeable in aroma and flavor but not overpowering. Very nicely done Baltic Porter. Thanks Jeppe!!
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2010 2009-07-19, draught in Warsaw, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Black color. The aroma plays with caramel and roasted malt, the flavor with roasted malt and chocolate, oxidised; medium to strong body. Strong chocolate and roasted malt at the end. Light liquorice; alcohol warmth.
2004-12-11, bottle, 8-4-8-4-15=39
Dark color. Interesting aroma: caramel, nuts, roasted malt. And the taste goes along.... Thanks Jens (Ungstrup) for this bottle!
maeib (8304) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. A big black beer with a tan head which doesn’t stick around long enough. The aroma is oily with hops and lots of alcohol coming through. The taste has soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, alcohol, coal, petrol and molasses. A really tasty beer.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ HBK Black Beer Festival, Nynäshamn Backlog 26 Nov 2004
Barn yard aroma. Too much carbon dioxid. Coffee leftovers wich finish like coffee pastills.
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black/brown with an off tan head. Molasses and burnt toffee aroma. Black malt and molasses taste, very full, slight subdued alchoholic taste towards the end. Excellent beer!
Bov (8990) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
very dark brown colour, fine creamy and slightly brown-tainted head, beautiful lacing, some chocolate and candy sugar, licorice and alcohol, full-bodied, very bitter, roasted bitter chocolate finish with quite strong alcohol notes - powerful and very good though the aroma is a bit weak in comparison with the rest
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another legend to taste. Got this from Pitfields as well. What a shop! You could go crazy in there, but that would be after bankruptcy. Chocolate and liquorice nose is complemented by a delicious looking opaque black. The head is spare but it sure sticks to the glass on the way down. A huge beer with solid warming characteristics. How they brew such an amazing beer compared to the average lager is beyond me. The final marvellous thing about this beer is that I enjoyed it with myself.
DanielBrown (3601) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Pitfield Beer Shop, London. Dark black, with small creamy head. Solvent/choc aroma: sweet and glassy. Hmmmm, a platformed pleasure. Sharp first, then smooth coffee cream, finishing with a vodka shot, which delivers a slope of lingering flavour. Face contortingly tasty.
DYCSoccer17 (3215) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled with omhper, tiggmtl, MartinT, muzzlehatch, and Rastacouere in Montreal. Thanks to Per for this bottle. Chocolate/malt aroma with mints, spiced peppers and a little bit of booze in the nose. Mostly opaque with a light tan head. Roasty, sweet chocolate maltiness dominate the start with some nice gentle hoppiness to finish. Nice and roasty.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly black with a frothy tan head. Chocolate, coffee, malt, soy sauce in the nose. Robust mouthfeel. Flavor is good but the hints of soy sauce saltiness detract from an otherwise good beer.