Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really dark, chocolate brown body with a small, frothy, coffee colored head. The foamy settles quickly to a small, bubbly layer with a prominent edge. Minimal, sudsy, spotty lace dots the glass. The aroma shows copious amounts of nougat and caramel, along with stewed raisons, figs, and some vanilla. Typical of a Baltic, it’s very fruity smelling. The flavor again builds on a caramel and nougat base, this time with chocolate joining in. Dark fruits, vanilla, and maybe even a hint of maple add depth. I even picked up a bit of oak. An ample hop bite kicks in on the back end, lending balance. Mouthfeel was moderate in stature and smooth. Very drinkable for 9.5%. Solid brew.
StefanSD (2246) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours a dark brown with an ample khaki head. The Aroma was strong with red fruits--mostly cherries but also some raspberries--other aromas noted were molasses and caramel. The flavor was a bit harsh with notes of coffee, granny smith apples, and biter chocolate. The mouthfeel was a bit thin and grainy up front but filled out to a nice creamy effect by finish. The Finish was a bit uneven with caramel and biter molasses carrying the close. Overall: I probably should not have rated this beer the day after I rated Olfabrikken Porter, it compares somewhat unfavorably. However I think otherwise its a fine porter. Recommended.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2008 #900 in the gold-rimmed Rochefort snifter, and it’s more than worthy. Tar-like pitch collared with toffee. Nose of juicy charred malt, apple peel, Marmite, bonfire. Pungently roasty with hints of bitter chocolate and vanilla, and plenty of earthy hops lurking in the background. Nothing fancy, just a creamy, lip-smackingly smoky stout.
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a black body with mahogany edges and tall beige head. Aroma of maple, toastiness, raisins, soy sauce, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, and soy sauce. Alcohol is nicely hidden.
Eructoblaster (3541) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - 500ml. Opaque black body with low carbonation and a thich brown foamy head. Nice malty aroma with roasty, chocolate and hoppy hints. Wonderful, well balanced and complex malty/hoppy taste. It carries chocolate, coffeeish, brown sugar and some subtle vanilla notes. Alcohol is well hidden. It ends with a long, sweet, warming finish. Excellent example of the style.
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Odense-tasting at Scheffel.] Bottle from Anna, 2004-VINTAGE, 3 years old.
As mentioned at the previous rating Poland brews some good porters and thisone is the best according to this homepage. Much more better than a similar bottle sampled two years ago. Underyeast can be quite alcoholic, but it’s all gone. Smooth and wellbalanced with notes of licorice, coffeechocs, roast and warmneth.
damienv10 (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black black cherry in color, almost entirely opaque with a thick tan head. Smells like plums, raisins and coffee. Light to medium on the palate. The heavy alcohol definitely gives a sweet impression but the porter is dry throughout. The flavor is predominantly coffee with some plum and root beer. The alcohol is a bit unharmonious with the rest of the beer. If it were lower in alcohol it might be really nice.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of chocolate, alcohol, more chocolate, toffee and lots of sweet qualities that are difficult to pin down. Tastes of chocolate with lots of licorice and some dark fruit (figs, some dates, rasiins mostly). As the beer warms, touches of tea creep in. Finishes of molasses.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle from BevMo (Mission Valley, S.D.) - Pours a dark brown color with a small light tan head. Thin lacing. Aroma and flavor is roasted malt, light choclate, and faint esters. Smooth palate. Medium body. A good beer.
Enjoyit (3690) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black of color with a off-white head. An aroma of liqurice, chocolate and bitter apples. A flavor of liqurice and bitter apples, notes of alcohol.