jamestulloch (4111) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2013
Aroma: Wet hay, milk chocolate and herbs.
deanso (10134) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - AUG 3, 2013
Appearance: Very dark brown body with a medium beige head that holds well. Excellent carbonation.
Taste: Chocolate ice-cream, coffee, dark fruits, toffee and roasted malt. No hint of its 7.0% ABV - very smooth and drinkable.
Palate: Thin to medium body with a slick, oily texture. Soft carbonation fizz.
Overall: Really well balanced and flavoursome. Incredibly drinkable for its strength.
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Nice smooth chocolate taste. Very nice brew. allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2013
330ml bottle shared at home. Pours dark brown with a rocky tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate and stone fruit, something earthy too. Taste has a sweetness and only light bitterness, very chocolatey. Medium bodied and creamy, very easy to drink! Grumbo (2947) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle at the Ale House, Chelmsford. Attractive looking dark brown colour with a decent sized tan head. Aroma of roasted malt chocolate. Medium body, soft carbonation. Easy to drink. Enjoyable. VsXsV (4438) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle. Hazy deep brown liquid with small to medium light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, bread, ash, fruity yeast esters, pumpernickel and toast. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of chocolate, bread and fruity yeast esters. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
fiulijn (20497) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
Dark color, near black, with small-medium sized head. The aroma is strong, of sweet caramel. Good body, smooth; caramel flavor, moderately sweet, but also lean, with light nutty touch and Demerara sugar; correct bitterness; just lightly dusty; in the final, there is a touch of darker caramel.joergen (28142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Balanced; well brewed; could as well be a good Dunkel Bock.
Bottle at yespr.
Hazy red-brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Light roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of hops.
Sweet and light roasted aroma of caramel, dried fruits and licorice with notes of hops.
Roasted finish. Theydon_Bois (19506) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle at home, from ABM, 27/12/13.
Mid black with reddish hues when held in the light topped with a mahoosive tan head that dissipates but retains well.
Nose is treacle toffee, dark berry fruits, earthy cocoa, Pontefract cake.
Taste comprises roast malt, liqourice, dark toffee, earthy cocoa powder, a little dirt thrown in, treacle.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, roast presence and hoppy backnotes in the lightly drying finale.
Decent enough Baltic Porter. Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Black pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is roasted, licorice, spicy, bready and with some sugars. Flavor is sweet sugary malts with roasted bitterness more in the finish. Spicy and with quite some bready yeast. Heavy carbonation and decent body. A bit on the sweet side. RichTheVillan (7852) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with big off white head, whispy smokey malt aroma, sweet roast malt taste, bitter some dark fruit vanilla, shoe leather delightful although I’d expect more from these two.