Turboninja (932) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2018 callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body, moderate sized medium brown head, spotty lacing. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, tobacco, dark fruits, and earthy bitterness. Full to medium bodied, mellow carbonation, rich clean finish. A classic Baltic porter that shows off the style.
[email protected]hauxe (1015) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2017
, Tampere, Finland. Strong, bit edgy nuances of light licorice and some dark fruits like fig and a hint of plum. Averagely balanced with medium/short aftertaste with slightly roasted malts. Medium body with medium/light carbonation. Overall, sturdy but blunt. 7 4 7 3 15
Bottle thanks to wombat23. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is strongly of overripe plum with light chocolate undertones. Taste is sweet, a bit tangy, with lots of plum, raisin, and red grape juice mixed with smoke and chocolate. Body is medium. Overall the combination just borders on sickly but it somehow works. Would not want too much of this but as a dessert beer it’s just fine. Good stuff. GregMooreNH (247) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2017
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 (4452) - 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 (1854) - 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 (520) - 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 (446) - 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 (6952) - 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.