tomxcs (321) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Nearly black with a dark red tint on the sides. Large, bubbly head leaving lace. Aroma is roasty, with lots of malts, a hint of aniseed and light coffee. Flavor is bittersweet roasted malts, a little zesty from the alcohol but not strongly present. Leaves a pleasant aftertaste of roasted malts. Enwiebe (318) - - JAN 8, 2016
1/8/16. Bottle at Dashi. Drinking it with sashimi Cobia. Nice combo. Malty but less sweet than domestic Baltics I've had. Strong sharp roasted notes. Surprisingly not boozy for the ABV.
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The alcohol really shines through here, making this a good one to wind down the night. All of the traditional porter flavors are here, although this one goes heavy on the sweetness. Personally, I thought it was delicious, a great way to warm up in the winter perhaps. quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Dark pour, clear with no head. Aroma of chocolate with a touch of chicory. Light flavor, a touch of bitter the end. keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2007
One of the best beers I’ve ever had, thus far. Smooth, rich chocolate aroma. Flavor was more sweet goodness. My friend commented that "it tastes like someone poured caramel corn all over beer!". The facet of this porter that separated from other porters that I’ve had was the 9.4%. With such a finely made beer, the alcohol was wonderfully hidden. Wowie zowie is the best way to express my love of this beer.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Poured from the bottle a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate with some breadiness with a silght hint of dark fruit. Flavor is a sweet coffee with a touch of chocolate. Marek13 (289) - POLAND - AUG 12, 2015
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The pour was a bit thin for a porter with such a great smell. Roasty, chocolate, and coffee came to mind while drinking this brew. The taste was similar with a hint of coffee and vanilla. Not bad, just not great. I really wish it was thicker for the mouthfeel. vulcanmeister (272) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2009
From 500ml bottle, pours dark brown with quickly receeding tan head. The aroma is brown sugar, hazelnuts, and carmel. The flavor didn’t come through as strongly as I expected, with again brown sugar, some nuttiness, and a bit of bitterness. The alcohol kind of crept up on me unawares. Nice long finish echoing chocolate, dried fruit, and light biterness. hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - MAR 18, 2008
A dark brown/ruby with a small light brown head that doesn’t last. Aroma is a sweet molasses and caramel with some dark fruit. Taste is way too sweet for me. Molasses, chocolate, maybe even some soy sauce. It was honestly hard to finish. Small credit giving for hiding the alcohol, but I would not recommend it.