JoeMcPhee (10135) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2007
Dark brown/black beer with a light brown head. Sweet toffee and milk chocolate aroma. A bit of earthiness and lightly herbal hop aroma as well. The malts are quite bready and sweet smelling. Good body with soft carbonation. The flavour is also slightly sweeet with chocolate and cocoa the most apparent. There is a faintly industrial pale malt aspect lurking in back that is a bit distracting, but the beer is pleasant enough. FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2007
It has an ample brownish head which stays around a little while. The beer is an opaque, brown-black. The aroma is subtle, even a bit weak. The flavor has some nice toasty darkness to it, but I also think it slightly watery. muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasty, with some definite sweetness. Flavor is roasty sweet, just like the aroma, but strange medicinal cough syrupy qualities start coming though with the noticeable alcohol, and detract from what would otherwise be a solid porter. bdigital (659) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Bottle from J.K. O’Donnels. Black pour with a small cream-colored head. For a second I thought I was smelling and tasting a Raison D’extra from DFH. HUGE raisin aroma along with some strong espresso. Perhaps raisin infused coffee???? Some malt aspects and a bit of a chocolate feel to it as well. As this warmed the raisins came with their full force coup d’etat. Became pretty difficult to suck down and my wife ended up pounding the rest of it so we could leave. Oh well. Decent brew in small measures. Lowe1983 (1656) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, molasses, and some dark fruits. Flavor is sweeter then most porters with molasses, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and caramel. Slightly bitter finish that lingers for only a short time. Decent porter but nowhere near the best.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2007
bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a dark brown color with a one and a half finger thick light tan head. Aroma is light roasted malt and faint chocolate. Flavor is lightly sweetened caramel malt and light chocolate. Palate is only slightly bitter and a little thin. This beer was a little better than I expected. Worth a try. GuilTTy (2264) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Bottle. Clear deep dark brown pour with a small dark tan head and good lacing. Roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate aroma. Well balanced flavors with slightly bitter coffee, chocolate and a hint of caramel. The mouthfeel is a tad thin but the beer finishes with a roasty though somewhat oddly bitter flourish. Worth another bottle. Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Dark and rich. A note of coffee plays nicely with its little cousin burnt toast. A bit hoppy towards the end, but the aftertaste comes in with just bread and alcohol. jrmac (335) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Good but not outstanding. Black in color, coffee, and chocolate on the nose. Taste follows with these flavors and that of roasted malt. Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2002
Pretty good, but not as good as I expected after enjoying Baltika #3. Not nearly as good as Okocim or Zywiec porters (although they are from a different country, the style is the same.) On the thin side for the type.