Koelschtrinker (20398) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 15, 2017
Dunkel malziger, säuerlich bitterer Antrunk. Mild röstig-würzig, mild bitter. Weich, rund, okay, unspannend. 10/8/9/9//9 harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2017
Bottle from Terre de Boissons Calais and drunk at home. Black beer lasting tan head. Chocolate sponge aroma. Good condition. Some dryness. I rather liked it. No faults. I liked the chocolate sponge aroma and flavour. Rather good and hides abv well. saxo (18301) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
Bottle. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, licorice, caramel, coffee, roast malt and hops. Nice and smooth. Oakes (17676) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2010
Dark brown. Decent head. Chewy aroma with molasses and other dark sugars. Very sweet, with some sugary notes, light raisin accent. Soft, interesting beer with good character. chrisv10 (17435) - DENMARK - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle, 8% @ Torben Mathews Tasting. Very dark brown with big beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice and a little caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, little coffee, liquorice, caramel and medium sweet.
yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle. It pours a clear, dark brown body with a reddish hue. It has a finger-thick beige head that leaves lacings. The aroma has a touch of diacetyl, with a good dash of coffee and dark chocolate. Slightly nutty, with hints of dried fruits, quite roasted. In the far back, a whiff of dms hides, but overall, a really pleasant aroma. It’s full-bodied, smooth and creamy in the mouth, with an appropriated level of carbonation. Some hoppy bitterness lingers, slowly wiping away the initial flavors of roasted malts, dried fruit, some nuts and chocolate. The alcohol is fairly detectable, that’s probably good, even though I like some to be found in the stronger beers. The low levels makes it a dangerously drinkable beer though, but maybe a bit on the sweet side. Overall; definately a beer to drink more of. 100305 jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle - Pours black tan head - nose/taste of earthy chocolate, smoked licorice, light sweet chocolate and toasted toffee - medium body brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
The beer is almost black with a creamy tan head. Very nice sweetness with some mild roast, dark fruit, cola, and a bit of grain. The sweetness is excellent almost doppelbock-like. A bit of cola, some dark fruit, and like cocoa powder. Just a hint of bitterness to go with bread and toffee. FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 10, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2015 500ml bottle (Małe Piwo, Warsaw) - Shared with SRPOL - thanks! (6:5:6:4:13=3.4)MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2009
Soft sweet dark roast aroma. This is so much like Saku Porter from the olden days it’s not true. Absolutely classic Baltic porter. Lovely full roast, a bit sweet, and smooth in the palate. Not quite as much character as the previous two (Komes and Kormoran), but still great - really looks the part in particular.
Rerate: 500ml bottle (?, Poland) (6:5:6+:4:14=3.5+)
Sweet and rich, smooth, and full. Nice roast. Again, does remind me of the old Saku Porters. Dear Carlsberg, please drink one of these, and then get whichever facility brews your now-pathetic porter to do something like this. Maybe a bit too sweet, but truly a delicious baltic porter, great for the end of an evening or session.
500ml bottle - thanks ElviraS! (6:4:6:3:13=3.2)
Sweet. Caramelly, treacly. A bit yeasty, marmitey. A little slick and heavy for a 7.2% beer, but at least not boozy.
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2013 Bottle, 8%. Nice caramelly aroma. Clear dark brown colour. Nice stable light brown head. Good bready flavour, nicely caramelly and sweet. Good alcohol level to balance. Low carbonation. Very nice. 8 4 8 4 16
Bottle, 8.0%. Good roasted and caramelly aroma. Very dark brown colour with a red shine, seems clear. Small stable light brown head. The flavour is sweet and nicely oxidised. Sweet and creamy finish. Tastes exactly like a German Doppelbock, and a damn good one at that. 8 4 9 4 17