sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 4, 2008
Rated:30.05.2207TaktikMTL (7968) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2008
Bottle brown,500 ml, extract of wort 19 %
Gingerbread, low carbonation, cappuccino like head, some lacing, aroma is fruity, red fruits especially plum and cherry, some notes of roastiness, sticky sweetness
unballancing the flavour like from nthe added sugar, still kind of refreshing, big quickly disappearing head, reminding schwartzbier, roasted raisin, smoky flavour.
Bouteille de 330 ml achetée chez Galerie Piva (Prague, Rép. Tchèque). Arôme: Odeur de mélasse avec une pointe de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est brune rougâtre. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel sucré avec une pointe de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel brûlé en arrière goût. (Rating #1623) ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - MAR 29, 2008
Pours a dark ruby-brown with cola-fizzy head. Nose is slightly piney, saccharine sweet, somewhat smoky. Beef broth like palate and taste, along with treacle-sweeteness and sharp acidic bitterness. Finishes clingy and resin DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle, the Oldgott brewpub place. Ozone, Marmite and smoky touches. Oystery tar nose. Cola-coloured with ruby tints. Warming, restorative, a bit beefy. Thinnish palate but very swiggable. Be warned. masto (77) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2008
Dark ruby color, beige head but a bit uneven in color and quickly dissolving. Aroma is light roasted malt and yeast. Roasted malt taste with dark chocolate and coffee. Some hop bitterness. Low carbonation, mouth feel on the sticky side. Rather sticky than sweet. Aftertaste has one of my least favorite things: sweet+alcohol. And not much else. Disappointing. 080208
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2008 Chocolate black under a taut tan cream. Savory aromatic mix of chocolate, coffee and toffee; restrained bouquet of spicy caraway and graham. Rich chocolate sweet with balance through light spices, bright roast and alcohol warmth. Thick-ish, drinkable from firm carbonation and oily body.pumpmaster (1437) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Enjoyable and thoroughly Czech in the lush malts and spicy hops.
50 cl bottle, best before 30 January 2009.
Deep chocolate brown hued body crowned by a substantial, frothy tan head. Rich aroma, perhaps slightly different than I was expecting from a strong Czech porter. A forceful wind of molasses (light on the sulphur) slips across the nose. Vanilla, chocolate and coffee are present, of course, but so is a healthy dose of something meaty, or fleshy, like squash. Plum-like acidity and caramelised sugar put a sharp edge on the affair along with a vinous touch. Brown sugar and molasses flavours uphold a significant sweetness the entire time, and do so over a surprisingly thin body...must be that sugar. Slight alcohol bite in the finish, very rum-like in nature. Soft prune acidity weaves in and out until everything meets in a dry, woody and nutty finish. As mentioned, the body is on the thin side for the alcohol content, but with the low carbonation it all evens out. Interesting brew, enjoyable, though more of a foreign stout in my opinion. 50cl bottle, bbe 11.04.08.
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2009 500 ml bottle purchased at The Corner Store West Palm Beach, FL for aprox. $3.50 Tried it again in Prague 5/20/09 Very good. rauchbier (3933) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2008
Bottle, at ZBF 2006. Deep ruby red, thin but lasting beige head and moderate condition. Good burnt malt and melanoidin sweetness in the nose, excellent fruity sweet malt balanced by a roasted bitterness in the mouth and a gentle earthy roastiness and a hint of sweet butter in the finish.
SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Draught at Pivovarsky Klub, Prague. Very dark brown with a big tan head. Sweet and roasty aroma with coffee, cocoa, and some yeastiness that reminds me of a rochefort. The flavor has a lot of roast, is sweet but clean and not cloying. There is a yeasty, raisin, vanilla and toffee component that reminds me a lot of a belgian strong. Full, creamy palate with small bubbles. was very impressed overall with the complexities and the great Czech drinkability. MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2007
bottle from trade with Papsoe. Pours black with a two-finger tan head. You can hear the carbonation in this one! Retained it’s head for awhile, and some throughout the drinking, resulting in some lacing on the glass. Aroma is not what I was expecting from a porter. Of course I didn’t realize it was a baltic porter. It smelled like a pilsner with heavy malt. Flavor is like a pilsner/porter with malt and even bubblegum with no hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel was medium with carbonation, sticky yet had some bitterness in aftertaste. Not a bad brew.