bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2006 On tap. Haleluja! Thank you for this brilliant porter. Holy moly! I am lost for words. This must be on my top 5. Wow! beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Pours black, but the color can’t quite describe it, more like a motor oil milkshake with a head i’m only able to describe as a dense brown foam disk that sits on top, never going away. Smoother than any beer I can remember, feels like drinking chocolate milk, smooth, creamy, rich, with a heavy body. Massive roastiness, brings out burnt chocolate notes, raisin, espresso, and a light smokiness. No excess alcohol and a very nice balance with the hops. Just an incredible beer, please let us get more of this here in Portland. jerohen (2379) - 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 (3306) - 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 ;-)...
walleye (1102) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Thanks goes to LeopoldStoch for this wonderful beer thank you Brandon. poured black with a small brown head. aroma bitter chocolate, brown sugar, alcohol, prunes, and other dark fruits, molasses, expresso . flavor all I can say is wow, this as got to be one of the best porters I have had the roasted malts, dark fruits, alcohol and hops were just right (balanced) for me.I want more zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Bottle, pours an opaque, black body with dark brown head. Delicious, rich chocolate aroma with some coffee. Complex flavor profile that starts with sweet chocolate, then roasted malts, then smoke, and finishing with coffee. Earthy, dark roasted coffee finish/aftertaste. Solid, smooth, medium to heavy mouthfeel. mcox90 (2159) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2008
2005 22oz bottle courtesy of Mcbackus. Pours a jet black with ruby edges with a brown 1/2" head and a small amount of lace. Nose is chocolate & malt. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and wonderfully creamy. Goes down like silk. Flavor is an almost perfect combination of semi sweet chocolate, a massive amount of malt & a hint of coffee. Taste was well balanced without any one flavor overwhelming anoher. This was delicious and I’m glad I have two. Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2008
pours muddy black with a large rocky light brown head. Aroma is heavily malty of roasted malts, carmel, and cookies lightly hoppy and yeasty of dark fruits and a bit of bannanna and alcohol. Flavor is balanced twords sweet a bit, roasty malts, carmel almost toffee flavors, and dark fruit like figs. Finishes a little more bitter tha it started but roasty flavor finish it off. Fluu bodied, creamy and softly carbonated. Great! beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Bottle pours a jet black beer with a nice brown head. Wonderful roasted malt scent with notes of chocolate, sugar and caramel. Fantastic taste of dark chocolate, malts and a hint of coffee. Slick feel. Very nice!