GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2007
When I see these 100/100 beers it makes me wonder. I am not one of those that agree with the general public. I have to see for myself. I can tell you right upfront, this brew is all that. Wow! ............Brew pours close to black w/ a two finger froth. Head retention is good reducing to a full, silky canopy and a thick fluffy ring. The aroma is strong yet airy w/ a defined freshness. It reminds me of putting my head in the chocolate cake batter bowl as a child. Nice! Full nectar w/ ample residual effers that creates a velvety texture that turns to cream as it warms. We’re really getting somewhere folks. Flavor wise this thing hits you hard w/ the cocoa. Theres a defined sweetness but it’s totally balanaced and completely enjoyable. Theres a moderate to strong roast component that throws the decadent cocoa malts into oncoming traffic. Roasted coffee bean, cocoa, iodine, leather, and vanilla. The finish is bittered perfectly w/ roasted nut shells and leaves a lingering cocoa sweetness (although not in the least bit cloying) that sticks around forever. Overall: If there has to be a Baltic Porter that rates 100 this is it. Mega cocoa w/ a balanced roasted sweetness. I highly recommend this to the connoisseur. You can expect to find a small amount of yeast in the bottle. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2007
This beer is more full and complex than a lot of imperial stouts claim to be. Pours a very dark brown almost black with a nice frothy beige head that quickly dissipates into a nice lacing that lasts. Aroma of dark fruits like raisin, plum and black cherries. The 8% abv is very well masked resulting in a very smooth tasting beer with a roasted maltiness that has hints of dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and sugar cane. Slightly sweet dry finish. Excellent! Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Let me begin my comments by saying that I would GLADLY move to Denmark for the opportunity to drink this beer everyday.
This is one amazing beer. Ridiculous amount of chocolate and smoky roasted malt in both the aroma and taste of this remarkable beer. I’m actually kicking my own ass right now for not picking up more than one bomber of this. The perfect porter here.... hpko (2) - Odense c, DENMARK - APR 4, 2008 does not count
dejlig fyldig cremet. passer perfekt til chokolade og kaffe. mums. og så det sgu en fed dåse lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Glass: Stem glass
Purchased at: Canal’s discount Liquor Mart, Burlington, NJ
Size: 22.3fl oz
ABV: 7.5 %
Estimated Calories: 400 C
Aural: quiet opening, quiet carbonation, uneventful pour
Aroma 10 out of 10
Intensity: amazingly strong
Malt Aroma: chocolate roast coffee
Hops Aroma: earth tar resin
Other Aroma: prunes
Notes: Amazingly deep and burning aroma - one of the best ever.
Appearance 5 out of 5
Clarity: fully opaque
Head Retention: persistent
Notes: An amazing deeply present appearance.
Flavor 10 out of 10
Malt Flavor: caramel toffee chocolate roast coffee
Hops Flavor: earth resin citrus
Other: cocoa, chocolate liquor, hops, bitterness.
Notes: This is easily one of my favorite beer flavors of all time.
Palate 5 out of 5
Sensation: sharp drying warming
Notes: the coffee, raisin, and other dark notes are very present in the wonderful finish.
General Impression: 20 out of 20
Personal Taste: loved
Notes: The dark notes are most enticing. Absolutely one of my favorite beers.
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luvpnkflyd (10) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2009
My new Favorite! Very, very dark with a strong chocolate smell. It tastes of coffee with an earthy taste. Almost like roasted coffee beans. I didn’t taste licorice like the bottle describes. Cybercat (5834) - Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Aroma is rich, smoky, with a strong coffee-ish undertone and a firm hint of unsweetened chocolate - the sort of aroma I expect from a good porter. It pours a rich, opaque black - not sable, but solid black - with a thick, frothy tan head. Strong, satisfying flavor lives up to the promise of the aroma and appearance, being strongly smoky with tones of rich roasted coffee, unsweetened chocolate, and burnt caramel, with nutty and butterscotch hints. Texture is satisfyingly smooth and thick, leaving a smoky aftertaste that has touches of both hoppy bitterness and honey sweetness. I know ratings of all 5’s are supposed to be rare, but this beer deserves a perfect rating! sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 21, 2010
Yep, this porter is a world class beer. Pours an espresso black, no light even attempts to to get through. Beautiful 1.5 fnger head that fades to a hefty mud colored ring. Smell is bold and balanced- like dark fruits covered in chocolate. Taste is wonderful, creamy chocolate, rich toasted malt, The palate is just right, not insanely heavy- smooth almost buttery. I couldn’t be more impressed with this beer. TorbenJensen (1528) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2015
Although a dark brown and very dense foam located close to the top of the thick coal-black porter. It hangs fat on the inside of the glass and reminiscent of an oily substance. The aroma is coffee and licorice, while the taste varies over dark bitter chocolate, lots of strong coffee and English licorice. It is a sovereign delicious porter. Tejas (1006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Wow, never had a beer with a thick creamy palate like this one. Huge chocolate aroma hit me right in the nose as soon as I began to pour. Easily, the richest beer I’ve ever tried. Taste like fudge. Delicious! Only downfall would be the head didn’t last very long but that’s being very very picky.