MrGGen (334) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2009
Colore nero come la pece con schiuma marrone scuro. L’aroma è molto dolce con note di frutti scuri, malto,cioccolato amaro e dolce. Il sapore di questa birra ha note di zucchero di canna, prugna, malto, caffè in grani e torta al cioccolato. Questa birra è perfetta e non poteva essere migliore. Capa (3295) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2007
#400. Thanks to Lowe1983 for the bottle. I’ve been wanting this porter since I started enjoying beer. Pours black and thick with a very dark brown, medium sized, head. Aroma strikes you even during the pour. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate cookies, molasses, cinnamon, and dark fruits. Full creamy body. Intense flavor. A deeply roasted malt strength opens up to chocolate, molasses, coffee, dark fruits, some vanilla, and amazing. Finishes with a fairly strong bitterness from the roasted malts, and just a hint of alcohol. So many flavors are expertly blended together which produces this outstanding porter. I wish I had easier access to this. Could be my favorite beer. PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2007
This beer is everything its cracked up to be! Poured a brown tinted black that was opaque in the glass with a large foaming head that was almost black itself! aroma was huge with chocolate drenched coffee beans and roasted barley. Flavor was semi-sweet with loads of bitter chocolate, some roast. Full palate but soft carbonation gave it a velvety mouthfeel. Semi-dry finish. Touches of molasses. Awesome. oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Pours pitch black with a dark brown head. Aroma is very sweet with notes of dark frruit, malts, mollasses, and bitter sweet chocolate. The flavor on this beer has notes of brown sugar, plum, malts, coffee and semi sweet chocolate. This beer is perfect and could not be any better. The best porter yet. DuffMan (10424) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2008
My label says 8.0% ABV. Oily black pour, thick mocha head. Intensely roasted malt, chocolatey aroma with prunes, figs, plums underlying. Rich roast, milk chocolate, figgy plummy port-wine fruitiness, leathery and musty, woody and subtley smokey. Sweet. Heavy, creamy velvety mouthfeel. Outstanding in every respect.
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 Based on the heavy roast flavors, I would have thought this was an impy stout rather than a porter. Very flavorful with grainy coffee, chocolate, and a touch of ash. I expected a higher ABV on a beer with such big flavors. Fantastic beer that I could drink all day. sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - APR 4, 2009
one of my favorite porters. pours a thin black with a thin tan head. nice burnt malty flavor with a nice mild coffee. finishes really srisp and clean like a great porter should. just drink one and you’ll get it! jerohen (2296) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 Original rate (fresh, 4.0): Opaque, dark brown head. Roasted malts and coffee in aroma. Bittersweet flavour, long lasting bitter finish. Very good beer. Re-rate: Swingtop bottle, BB 2009, sampled in 2013. I had no idea this beer would age so well, but wow. Very malty, chocolate, some coffee, some sweetness but still quite bitter especially in finish. Extremely drinkable. Probably the best porter i’ve ever had, and it’s not available anymore. Damn... SSSteve (4006) - - JUN 9, 2007
black syrupy pours with a medium sized brown/orange head. slow, viscous-looking lacing. roasty, chocolate ice cream aroma. very full bodied and syrupy palate. flavor is loaded with chocolate, and coffee. very sweet. no bitterness. long roasty aftertaste. quite possibly the best porter i’ve tasted. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2008
!muchas gracias! if you’ve sent me one of these!!!! viscous pour is nearly black and topped by a fluffy purple cappuccino colored head. aroma is very baltic like...brown sugar/molasses, cocoa, wood, charcoal, dried fruit (cherries,blueberries and raisins) and a bit of alcohol sting. flavor is packed with everything you’d want in a baltic as well... super roasted almost ashy malt, dark dried fruits, chocolate, licorice, light molasses sweetness and soy. coffee even pokes it’s head in the aftertaste. the finish is lightly acidic. full bodied. the mouth feel is past creamy (if that’s possible)... very ’tight’ carbonation when its sloshed makes it seem if it is non existent. ya’ll can keep sending me these ;-)...