bhensonb (15190) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours dark brown/black, but it has ruby notes when viewed against light. Three-finger foamy tan head. Aroma of really darkly roasted malt with perhaps anise and/or chocolate. The nose is a little complicated. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is smooth dark roasted malt. It is sweet. Nutty. Dark fruit. Cough syrup. Chocolate and dates or figs. Lots going on. Finishes dark, rather syrupy and sweet. Nice winter drink. gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2010
Botlle. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, alcohol, caramel, malt, coffee. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, roasted malt, caramel, soya sauce, hop, licorice, coffee, cocoa. bitter finish. full bodied nice beer. DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Levi’s place. Thanks Levi. Black with a nice light brown head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, caramel, a bit of licorice, molasses and mild roast. Sweet flavor with chocolate, caramel, molasses and some nuts. Pretty rounded mouthfeel. A nice Baltic Porter. imdownthepub (14552) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2009
Bottled, 500ml at The Katedra Pub, Krakow. Black with tan head. Thick treacle tarry beer enjoyed in a distinctly odd pub, there is coffee, roasty notes with chocolate bitterness, alcohol and liquorice. Champagne Supernova by Oasis was being played and it seemed entirely in keeping, this seemed like a Supernova and took me ages to get through. HenrikSoegaard (14166) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 21, 2011
Bottle courtesy Saxo. Creamy lightbroe´wn good mostly lasting head. Dark red-amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy nice chocolate aroma. Moderate bitter nice flavor. Strong chocolate notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice beer.
Drake (13728) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2011
500 mL bottle from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. Pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, raisins, chocolate, earthy notes. The taste is cherries, raisins, chocolate, roasted malts, anise and a faint hoppy finish. Medium-full bodied, soft carbonation and a faint bit of booze. Nice. bierkoning (13352) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Roasty aroma with hints of licorice and appel syrup. Malty sweet flavor. Licorice. Apple syrup. Thinnish and alcoholic. Tasty. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
(500ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and bread. Flavor of chocolate, nuts, prunes, raisins, and caramel. crossovert (12912) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2011
500ml bottle. PO 3/5. A gusher.
It pours a dark black with ruby on the edges and a foamy tan head.
The smell is basically chocolate milk with some dark fruit.
The flavor continues this flavor. I think this is a beer that would appeal to a large audience. It is mildly roasty and mostly just like a really decadent chocolate dessert or cake.
Rune (12753) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 11, 2010
500ml from Bestillingsutvalget, Vinmonopolet. Lots of small dimples to a frothy and fawn coloured head, displaying a solid stand. Deeply, near-black in the glass with a brownish shade if held to the light. Aroma of dark malts, containing coffee and anise. Fine blended flavour of dark chocolate and earthy malts with an integrated backdrop of dark fruits. Subdued sweetness and alcohol. Gets a bit grainy after an hour in the glass, otherwise well rounded to the palate and pleasant to drink (Tromsø, 10.04.2010).