GregMooreNH (101) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2017 Fatehunter (2613) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Into a snifter. Blackest black body with three fingers of tight tan head. Amazing looking.
Roasted malt, licorice and chocolate smell.
Taste starts slow and builds to a grand crescendo. Light taste, then black licorice, coffee, dark chocolate, biting bitter at the end.
High viscosity, almost sticky, low carbonation.
A definite winner in my book.
Pours black with foamy head that lingers with lacing. Aroma is coffee, hops and smoke. Taste is chocolate and roast, with a smooth, creamy finish. A very good baltic porter. Eructoblaster (4370) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2017
Bottle - 330ml. Pours an opaque black body with an average, lasting, beige creamy head. Robust, complex malty aroma with hoppy, earthy, tobacco, woody, plummy, and roasty hints. Its rich malty taste carries woody, and liquorice notes. It is not as complex as the aroma. Ends with a long woody/roasty, moderately warming finish. Very good. oobawa (1728) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2017
Curious as to how long ago this bottle began its journey to the States--kinda tastes like it might have been brewed during the Reagan administration. I mean, it's not a bad porter, but the malts have a definite aged quality to them, coming off musty and unexpectedly tart, lots of berry and burnt sugar mixing in with the dark-roast-coffee notes. Semisweet chocolate and raisin and licorice make an appearance, and the finish remains appreciably dry and clingy, but the sour notes keep growing as the pint warms. Caramel and slight java on the nose, while the pour comes out black with brown edges and a tan head but no lace. Good feel, but otherwise I'm pretty baffled by the love shown towards this beer. voyageurmike (508) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2017
From a bottle, pours inky black with a thick dark tan head. Malt and coffee nose, dark fruit and licorice taste. Delicious burnt malt finish. 17Beer (414) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2017
33 cl bottle. Scents of coffee and brown bread. Pours dark opaque brown with a thin tan head. No lacing. Sweet tastes of coffee and licorice. Very mild carbonation. Nice tart finish. Solid porter.
Fressi (7) - - JUL 20, 2017 does not count
33cl Alko. Dark brown excellent taste rich in taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Jashiu (1404) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 19, 2017
330ml bottle from a bottleswap with rosenbergh, thanks a lot!MrTipple (6424) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2017
Malty and coffee aroma with a bit of red fruit scents. Taste is a bit sweet and fruity with cherry dominance in a coffee thick porter.
Dark chocolate, most pralines, Ovaltine, toasted dark malts, light coffee, dark roast. Black, medium, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. More chocolate, cacao, filter coffee, dark roasted malts, lightly charred, soft carbonation, full bodied. Nice Baltic Porter, rich and intense, yet well-balanced, happy to see a macro doing one beer right. Bottle at Finnair Premium Lounge, Helsinki. ehaak26 (707) - - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle from Beers of the World. Pours black with thick tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. GIJOE (1256) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle from Beers of the World in Rochester, NY. Pours black like used motor oil, completely opaque, huge light brown head that stays long; sparse lacing. Nose is roasted malt and chocolate with yeast and nut notes; a hint of ash. Taste is quite well balanced with sweet maltiness and nice dark chocolate bitterness. Medium bodied brew with a rich, creamy mouthfeel. Excellent porter.