GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black with a minimal pale head. Aroma is salty licorice, star anise. Medium bodied, somewhat malty on the palate, touch of astringency on the finish. Taste is star anise, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, grain. Feels like it is missing something.
Borup (14271) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle sample at CBC. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, hops, dark fruit and coffee. Travlr (24277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2012 Bottle courtesy of CCB crew, thank you! Almost black color, scant dark brown head. Aroma of dense dark cocoa and Italian espresso liscio. Taste is dense coffee and dark chocolate. Too dense to be a Baltic porter. HenrikSoegaard (14100) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2013 Sample at CBC12. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Roasted. Heavy biter wonderfull flavor. Candis, darkfruits, World class. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.
CBC13 Bottle. 7-4-8-4-16=3.9 reggiedunlop (3717) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Pours very dark brown with a thick mocha head. Aroma has roasty cocoa and a milky note. Flavor has dark fruit, cocoa, and faint bitter coffee...some burnt malt bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium/full and creamy with a roasty bitter finish that hints at cocoa and coffee.
finol (3365) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle sample at CBC.
Pours dark brown with a yellowish head.
Chcolatey and with a light tartness. suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Dark brown, almost black. No head, no lacing. A sour roasty aroma. Taste is the same. Almost like an infected batch taste. Sour, bitter aftertaste. Little bit of chocolate mixed in. Not that good and a definite infected thing going on. Maybe I got a bad bottom of the bottle? hirigalzkar (3127) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2012 Sample @ CBC. Big bodied, creamy and smooth. Lots of coffee and chocolate, and also something a little bit salt. Heavier than a traditional baltic porter. yespr (44765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2012 75 cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a fully gone head. Aroma is roasted dark chocolate and smooth roasted malty. Bitter, breadish and light toasted malty. Ends dry and bitter. Dark toasted chocolate dense finish. MiP (15650) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle. Sweet coffee aroma. Black colour. No head. The flavour is nicely sweet and salty. Good roasted dimension. Well-balanced with a good mouthfeel.