hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black with a thick beige head. Woody, sugary, burnt nose, with some acidic hints. Sweet, roasted, coffee-ish, caramelly flavour with notes of chocolate and alcohol. Thick mouthfeel. Aftertaste is present for quite a while. Some notes of dark fruits in finish.
itsnotabeergut (4) - POLAND - SEP 12, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copernicus. Chopin. Madame Curie. John Paul II. Zywiec Porter. This absolutely outstanding, amazing beer is one of the reasons Iím glad I live in Poland.
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 3, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2009 Thick black colour, big brown head, lasting. Strong taste, roasted coffee, slight caramel flavour. Surprisingly only slight alcohol notes. Drinks very well. Great beer
haukur (1259) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2012 a wonderful beer, more like an imperial stout than a porter, very roasted, malty, spicy, well masked, some cocoa, very complex, incredible good
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared coutesy of egajdzis (thanks!). Poured a dark black with an average to larger sized tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, dark fruits, and light caramel. Tastes of light chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malts and light coffee. I never would have guessed this one was 9.5%. Medium bitter.
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Black opaque colour, mediumsized brown head. Sweet roasted malt in aroma. Sweet roasted malt in flavour with caramellish hints. Very good one!
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2005 Bottle. Dark brown, tan head. Big roasted malty aroma, with a nice chocolate character. Thick malty flavors with a bitter roasted character and a bitter chocolate finish. Big and complex.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Deep brown in color with a nice tan head. Rich chocolatety aroma. Very malty and hoppy. Chocolate and caramel notes. Flavor is malty and hoppy. Very smooth tasting. Sweet. ull bodied. Finish is dry. Very nice beer. Enjoyable.
Dorwart (2356) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dense head. Creamy on top and settles slowly. Milk chocolate aroma with plenty of roasted grains and a hint of vanilla. Color is black with a little brown around the edges. Nice and roasty flavor with a bit of dark fruit, mild coffee and a bit of smoke. Very little alcohol presence for a 9.5% brew. Little warming and tingling at the finish. Sort of dry. A little thinner bodied than I expected. A pretty good baltic porter but I expeced this to be a little sweeter as most baltic porters are.
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a black color, with some red around the edges, with a medium sized, creamy, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla beans, and light caramel malt. Taste of smoked malt, chocolate, roast, and oak. Finishes with dry fruits, and no alcohol at all. Awesome.