Gangstergafje (1358) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2018 aaronh2012 (92) - Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very mild bitterness and a faint coffee flavor. Overall all it seems very balanced. It’s easy to see how this made Michael Jackson’s 500 Classic Brews.
12-01-2018; bottle; at home (bought somewhere in Sweden).
The looks of the beer are amazing. It looks just like a Baltic Porter should look like. The beer looks like it is pitch black on the eye. At the bottom of the glass, a lovely ruby red glow can be seen. On top of the beer there is a nice layer of light brown foam. The foam is soft and creamy. Foam retention is average. A lovely thin drape is left on the beer. Nice.
The smell of the beer is lovely. It has that perfect Baltic Porter smell. It is filled with strong malty aromas. I smell nice rich salted caramel, roasted coffee, some chocolate, rich toasted malts. Nice. There are also some nice touches of liquorice and also some nice herbal hops. They aren't to strong, but they give a lovely balancing touch to the malts. I love the nice raw malts in here, with that nice savoury note. Great.
The taste of the beer is very nice. It is well balanced. The beer has a nice full malty flavour, being sweet, with a bitter toasty edge and some savoury notes. The coffee touches also give bitters and salts. Chocolate also gives a nice sweetness. Hops also give some nice bitter notes. Hops are also not to present in the flavour, giving space for the lovely strong and robust malts. Well balanced.
The palate of the beer is lovely. The beer has a nice full body, but it is not to heavy. It is smooth and creamy, with low carbonation. The finish is very nice. It is full with toasty malts, coffee and chocolate and just a hint of hops. It is of nice length. All in all, a lovely beer till the very end. I'm happy. izikk (618) - Cieszyn, POLAND - NOV 25, 2017
Aromat paloność, kawa, czekolada, słód. Barwa czarna, piana niska. W smaku czekolada, słód, kawa, paloność, ciemne owoce. Goryczka niska, wysycenie średnie do niskiego. Dobre. BeerViking (5133) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2017
2017 bottle from Systembolaget, badged as Porter Klass III. Pours black with a tan foam and aromas of cocoa and a little toffee. Dry-sweet and lightly roasty, more cocoa and a touch of red fruit. Slightly cloying texture, but otherwise this is a well judged and tasty Porter. laand78 (139) - Tibro, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2017
Bottle 5,5% color is black with a small beige head. Aroma of hops coffee and chocolate taste of coffee and chocolate, with a bitter sweet finish. It is an ok porter
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jobe977 (205) - Töreboda, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2017
Bottle (5,5%). Dark with small head. Aroma is malty and roasted coffee. Taste is likewise but not very rich. A bit watery for beeing porter. Notes of sweetness in the finish. An ok, regular, porter beer.
Rubin77 (2752) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 13, 2017
F: not big, off-white, quick gone.
C: dark, opaque.
A: malty, chocolate, cocoa, fruity, bit cherries.
T: watery malty, cocoa, chocolate, bit fruity, light to medium body, medium carbonation, not bad, sample from bottle @ RBESG 2017, Grand tasting in Tallin, Estonia.
OminouSC2 (972) - Mora, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2017
Dark brown color, small brown head. Roasted aromas with coffee, wood and hops. Roasted taste with chocolate, coffee, wood and hops. Medium bitter finish. Thin body. tfontana (1185) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 7, 2017
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Manchester Wine and Liquors. Appearance is dark brown and mahogany, with no sparkle, ring of beige head with no lacing. Aroma is dark malts with syrupy sweet fruit (lessens as warms), molasses (increases as warms), earth. Taste is mix of bittersweet roasted malts, molasses and dark fruits. Palate is medium-to-full bodied with thick texture, soft carbonation and finish as taste but crisp. Overall, nice balance between sweet and bitter, fairly restrained, with luscious mouthfeel. VamboladeTolly (2184) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 25, 2017
Sample from the bottle at RBESG 2017. Pours brown with small white head. Aroma: milk chocolate. Taste :watery, sweetish. VastActiv (7749) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2017
Sample from the bottle at RBESG 2017, Tallinn. Color is clear brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Dry porter. Classic.