minutemat (5474) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2016
330ml bottle, shared with Blackhaddock in his man cave. Many thanks to Duffman for this. Pours very dark brown, good off-white head. Aroma is dried dark fruits, dark malts. Taste continues in a similar vein, lots of chewy dark fruits, dark malts, cocoa.. good complex, tasty baltic porter. BlackHaddock (7329) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2016
355ml bottle, shared with minutemat on 5th Aug 2016. Cheers Mat for this. Black bodied, or very dark brown: tanned topping. Malts all the way here, you pick your favourite malty flavour or aroma and you’ll find it in this beer. Coffee, toffee, chocolate, caramel, liquorice, all there waiting to be found. Nice balance between the maltiness and the body depth hides the alcohol well: a very pleasant beer all round. rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
355ml bottle, black deep color, with a small tan creamy head, with a mild yeasty, doughy, mocha, light dark bitter chocolate, dark dried fruit nose, with some chocolate praline, brownie, chocolate truffle, fruitcake, faint acidic prune juice, chocolate bran muffin, anise accents, and a mint chocolate, dreid black currant, blackberry, blueberry, coffee, molasses note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth yeasty, mild black coffee, fruitcake, chocolate pudding, burnt toast, faint plum juice, dark dried fruit character, with some roasted, chocolate, toasted malty, molasses, burnt black currant, burnt chocolate pie crust, mint chocolate flavours, leading towards a warming, yeasty, burnt dark dried fruit, plum juice, black coffee, burnt toast, dark bitter chocolate, chocolate, roasty bitterness finish. Mlkluther (47) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
Pours very dark brown with a light thin head. Very malty nose. Taste is malty with coffee and espresso notes. I found it had a bitter finish.
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Pours an opaque very dark brown colour with a moderate light brown head that amounts to a thick ring around the glass. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, deep toast, mild coffee, and moderate chocolate. Flavour consists of roasted malts just short of being burnt, dried dark fruit, moderate sweet malt, coffee, a slight bit of warming alcohol, and a malty dry finish. Fantastic depiction of the style.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
Pours an opaque brown with a decent sized frothy tan head. Aroma of rich roasted malts, toffee, nuts with some light fruity esthers. Taste is sweet malts that transform quickly into roasted malts, coffee, some dark dried fruits and an ever so slight alcohol warming on the finish. Overall this is a very full bodied beer but with the moderate carbonation it doesn’t bring out the high abv and makes this beer really easy to drink. Best of the beer god series to date! cfrancis (3445) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Thanks to reimer for this. Pours an inky black with a moderate dark brown top. Aroma is bitter chocolate and toasted malts. Taste a nice dark chocolate with tiasted malts and a slight coffee. Easy drinking very enjoyable. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
In short: A roasted fruity chocolaty stout. Good beer.Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 6, 2012
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed one month after receiving it in a trade but I think it was only brewed once and therefore may have been almost one year of age. Bottle from Savvy1982, thanks a lot Kyle.
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with medium retention.
In long: Nose is inviting chocolate-coffee ice-cream. Taste builds on the above (milky chocolate and some coffee) and adds succulent fudge, medium-high roast level, quite a bit of burnt fruity flavor (like a burnt berries strudel), dried tree leafs, tobacco. 10% very well hidden. Full body and acceptable mouthfeel but this beer would have benefited from softer bubbles. There are a lot of sweet flavors in this beer yet the whole things doesn’t really feel all that sweet. A pretty decent beer from Saskatchewan, a region better known as the world’s largest reserve of curling clubs.
Bottle 330 ml pushkinwow (2789) - Ottawa, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
Aroma molasses, peppery ,soy sauce , darker notes , hint of plum with alcohol backing. 6+
Appearance dark brown –black with tanned top. Sparse lace. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Medium full bodied. Woody, brown sugars , semi dry approach. Some roast at finish. Good strong porter.
341ml bottle. Black with a creamy mocha head that dissipates slowly. At first metallic but as it warms up it opens up and mostly disappears. Roasted malts, slightly overripe fruit, alcohol, chocolate, hint of anise and some tannins with alcohol. Moderate body and carbonation, smooth with some alcohol spikes, initial bitterness, then a nice malt sweetness with more overripe fruit. This was an interesting beer - it had flaws but also some interesting characteristics, wouldn’t mind trying one in another year or so.