solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
A little n the sweet and boozy side for me. Caremelized malt is thick with a little roast. Finishes with some burnt taste and sweetness. Malt heavy, very light hops. Pours dark mahogany with good head and lacing. Consistency a little syrupy. Botte. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2006
Bottled – GBBF. A blackish beer with a red hue. The aroma is wonderful with lots of licquorice and caramel as well as alcohol and soy sauce. The taste is full and has all the characteristics of the aroma beautifully balanced. Very very drinkable and tasty. Truly delicious and my beer of the Festival. Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Pours deep garnet with semi big bubbled tan head. The aroma has notes of dark fruity esters like prunes, figs and dates as well as licorice, burnt malts, some notes of earthiness and a faint hotness on the nostrils. The taste is nice with bold yet even with approachably smooth earthiness mixing with chocolate and burnt malts. Those flavors are followed by an under current of dark fruity esters that tie the taste together nicely. It ends with residual dark fruitiness but mostly roasty malts and fading earthiness. Very pleasing combination of notes creating a very tasty brew. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2009
500. Pours black. Dense, creamy, billowing tan head that falls quickly to sloppy loose foam and dense sheets of tan lace. Big roasty sweet milk chocolate nose, a little bit of coffee and malt sugar lurking around the edges there. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Chocolatey mid-palate, again with bits of coffee, malt sugar, and now bits of roast knocking around. Mild earthy finish. Nice, if a bit unspectacular....the amount of flavor here for 9.4 is really a waste of potential, harmonious though it be. PorterPounder (7893) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Portland, Or - Beaumont Market - 500 ml bottle. Sparkling, dark brown pour, bubbly, long lasting mocha head. Rich chocolate and molasses in the aroma. Bold flavor, anise seed, milk chocolate, some molasses. Mouthfeel is thinner than the flavor warrants.
motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 25, 2004
bought a bottle of this at the berlin beerfest, at least i assume it was this though it was called czarny boss. dark purple appearance. aroma of chocolate and coconut liqueur. some maple syrup and mandarin sweetness, light saltiness and more coconut liqueur in the finish. pretty potent blankboy (7662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of Thaichile. Pours a clear dark ruby-brown with a large diminishing light-brown head. Aroma mostly of sweet malt with some nuts, dark fruit and cola. Sweet malty flavour, somewhat sugary with some roastiness and a burnt aftertaste. Body’s a little thin. Not bad but it didn’t do much for me. Ernest (7660) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, fully diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (molasses, cereal, roasted grain), with light notes of prune and alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy texture, soft/lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Pleasant but simple aroma, just too darned sweet to drink. AndySnow (7557) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
How: Bottle, best before 2005.chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2006
Where: Tasting at omhper.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a small tan head.
Aroma: Raisin, roasted malt.
Body: Medium body, flat carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, some chocolate, caramel.
Bottle at RBESG Grand Tasting, August 2005. Nearly black, with a ruby tinge. Strong Baltic Porter character, with licorice and tar, some tart fruit and very noticeable volatile alcohol in the aroma. But is shockingly sweet and, coupled with the alcohol burn, this makes for a very odd mouthfeel indeed. Like surgical spirit mixed with cassis and treacle - more like a medicinal tincture than a beer. Rather crude. Not really my thing.