turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2005
Bottle poured black with a medium sized off white head.
Brown sugar and molasses aroma with a good medium body, sweet malty flavor is almost a bit to sweet for me.
Became more roasty as it warmed..still to sweet. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Pours a rich, nearly opaque dark brown with a thick, frothy, and well-lacing light tan head. Has a mildly tart and roasty aroma with some dry caramel, but lacking that dark fruity complexity usually found in Baltic porters. Starts sugary and sweet without much complexity or balance for that matter. Sticky caramel and sugary, mild bitterness and chocolate throughout, leading to a slightly warming finish that hides the alcohol fairly well. This seems like it could use a little brewing finesse to give more complexity and less of a sugar-water character. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2005
Dark brown colour with a small light brown head. Light roasted malty aroma with hints of a dark fruit sweetness. Bitter flavor with some dried fruit and a faint alcohol note. RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2006
500ml bottle. Aroma: Dark fruit, mostly cherries and raisins. Molasses and light coffee. A bit of roasted nuts and licorice. Alcohol is a little boozy. Appearance: Dark brown with small ruby highlights. Medium beige head was full and rocky with good retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Medium malt sweetness. Some dried cherries. Bit of a metallic twang. Coffee and licorice. Medium dry finish. Alcohol is up front but not unpleasant. Palate: Medium bodied and a bit watery. Medium carbonation. Alcohol warmth in back of mouth. Overall: A decent brew with some nice flavors, but not great. Mouthfeel was too light, and the metallic flavor was not very pleasant. kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Bottle. The BOSS pours a nearly opaque dark brown with an inch tall tan head that wouldn’t lace much. Thick dark choclatey aroma, very sweet. Strongly malty with a dark chocolate character with hints of roasted charred malts. A slight bitter finish on this medium bodied beer.
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Bottled thanks to drewbeerme. Pours a brown black with a beige head. Nose of brown sugar and alcohol. A little bready with chocolate and grain. Chocolate and brown sugar dominates the flavor, molasses, slightly burnt but overly sweet and doughy. Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown color with a sweet molasses malty aroma. Flavor is one dimensional and too sweet. It seems the sweetness is there to make up for the lack of complexity. I do have to admit that the alcohol is not noticeable. I am not to into this style. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2009
Deep brown beer. Aroma is sweet, earthy and a little bit boozy There is a bit of soft cocoa and herbal character. Very sweet with caramel and light milk chocolate. Flavour is quite thin though... pretty boozy as well. Not really bad, but not great either. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Poured a light brown color with an off-white head. Sweet toasted malt with notes of apples.Toasted malt flavor as well. Sweet malty finish. Plain in the flavor but a taste. Some warmth. waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2009
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.