mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick and opaque black producing a dense, tight, long lasting tan head. Luscious aromas of dark chocolate, figs, raisins, molasses, roasted malts, along with some faint espresso coffee beans and smokiness. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth and full yet shows a moderate level of crisp carbonation which allows the flavors to explode on the tongue. Initial flavor leans toward the sweet side showing off notes of dried dark fruits, licorice, molasses, dark rum and burnt caramel. Mid to late palate transcends into a moderate roasted malt/charcoal, dark chocolate, espresso bean bitterness with just the slightest hint of alcohol. It’ll sneak up on you quick since it is well hidden. Probably the best Baltic Porter on the market here in the U.S.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours very dark - only glimmers of deep red shine through parts of the glass - but brilliant and not cloudy. The head is thick and tan, but short-lived and made up of very fine bubbles. The aroma consists of lots of roasted malt, some dark fruit, and hints of maple and molasses. The flavor starts off bittersweet - caramel and dark Karo syrup poured over over-done toast with chocolate spread and fig preserves. The fruit and roasted/toasted notes grow as the beer warms. The beer finishes sweet but also with plenty of roasted bitterness - reminiscent of cold coffee sweetened with half-and-half and brown sugar. The mouthfeel is creamy and medium in body. Considering the strength of this beer, the alcohol is hidden quite well. Delicious.
TheEpeeist (3473) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16.9 oz bottle. Best before 10-14-06. Midnight brown with a slow settling rye bread head. Rum raisin, wood and cigar. Creamy bittersweet chocolate, coffee, melon and licorice. Finishes green bananas Foster. Fruity carb perfectly balances the lush medium body. Classic BP!
Arayaga2 (1871) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oily black with tan head, it has a nice floral aroma that blends perfectly with the sweet malty smell. Taste is roasty pumpernickel, and bitter that finishes with a back-of-throat sting. $2/500ml
chmurarz (518) - Legnica POLAND, POLAND - NOV 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2007 500ml bottle, head nice and off-brown, fudge-brown, body almost black,deep dark red brown where light is able to come through it.aroma; dark bread,grain,very nice ’porter’ aroma, not ofensive, the taste is full and fulfilling all your needs. So bready that It seems you can bite it. good quality water base, first smooth then some alcohol, and at the end there comes the bitterness that results from roastiness, best beer in poland.best porter so far
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 mL bottle. Pours a black color with dark tan head. Aroma is caramel and roasted malts. Taste is slightly sweet, but dominated by the roastiness which is complimented by a clean lager finish. Mouthfeel is smooth. Very nice.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2006 Bottle, dark with a slight reddish tint and a brown bubbly head. A sweet roasted caramal aroma. Carbonated and bitter mouthfeel with an over-sweet tangy flavour.
aerosol999 (113) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Woody, roasty, caramel, alcohol and malt
Appearance: Opaque black with a tan head.
Flavour: Sweet malty and alcoholic with prunes and figs. No hop flavour or bitterness coming through. Very alcoholic, chocolate and dark cacoa as well as raisins.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied chewy creamy and sticky
Overall: Very sweet and alcoholic. Like a christmas pudding with a prune and fig center. Very big beer finishes very sweet for a 9.5% abv beer. The grain bill must be huge!
This beer is definitely the hangover helper.
thebeertourist (5046) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bachus winiarnia, Szczecin. Almost black with a light brown head that ended up quite big. Good chocolate and roasted coffee aroma with some vanilla. Full chocolate and coffee flavours, rich. Vanilla. Warming alcohol. Well-carbonated. A nice Polish surprise- good to see a proper Baltic porter also on that side of the Baltic Sea.
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2006 Bottle. Pours black with a medium brown head. Aroma is sweet and roasty, with dark fruits and malt and a hint of vanilla. Flavor is semi-sweet with dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, hint of vanilla, and roasted malt. The sweet and roasted flavors complement each other excellently, capped by a bitter-chocolate and slightly tart finish. Full body; alcohol not noticeable; smooth mouthfeel. This is an excellent beer, and a bargain at $2/500mL.