Brewed by Bronckhorster Brewing Company
Style: Baltic Porter
Rha, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drmet (938) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2017
L: -pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a big,frothy,beige head S: -coffee,oats,bitter chocolate,nutty,herbal,leafy T: -tobacco,chocola smoke,sour cherries -high bitterniss for the style F: -medium carbonation -medium body O: A great one.Doesnt have to hide behind the great Baltic Porters or Imperial Stouts

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
teddybearontap (14) - - APR 21, 2017
Appearance - pours black, with a creamy, foamy, hazel head. Very inviting. Aroma - upon opening the bottle the beautiful smell of smoky bacon immediately put a smile on my face (and Im a vegetarian, go figure!). After the pour the other aromas came out really nicely. There was definitely coffee there. And Im not talking simply coffee-coffee. Oh no, Im talking super-freshly ground mocha coffee beans, absolutely gorgeous. There was another wine-y, earhty, woody-quality there that almost made me think of an aged tawny port. Even before taking a sip I found myself moaning (in a good way!). Taste - I was super-pleased that the smokiness in the nose translated to a beautiful woody tobacco in the mouth (rather than tasting of ashtray). The roast of the malts return as the freshly ground mocha coffee beans are in the mouth as well as they are in the nose. The tawny port quality gives it just that extra little bit of special, and best of all: it wasnt syrupy or overly sweet at all, and actually has a really nice hoppy bitterness to it. Palate - not watery at all, and neither was it syrupy or too fizzy. Had a really nice, almost velvety texture. Overall - my favorite porter to date. Even barrel-aged porters or imperial porters havent been able to hold a candle to this one as of yet. Not too sweet. Freshly ground mocha beans, tawny port and woodsy tobacco. Wonderful. I found it an absolute blast of a rollercoaster of evolving flavors. And it was so well balanced I found myself enjoying picking out the flavors one by one simply by attending to them rather than having to go out and forcibly search for them. Gorgeous beer. Again, my favorite porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimonBlok (506) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: dark with big beige head. Gusher. Aroma: boozy, roasted malts, port, caramel, toffee, fruits. Taste: medium sweetness and fairly high bitterness. Notes of coffee, roasted malts, bread, hops and some alcohol. Palate: medium bodied, oily texture and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ArtificialCyst (1061) - Szczecin, POLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle from Monster Magnet. Mi first Bronckhorster Brewing Company rating. Aroma: Chocolate, dark fruit, roastiness, light alcohol. Appearance: Cool head, black body. Taste: Lots of dark fruit, coffee and chocolate, light tobacco, lightly sour, roasty. Palate: High body, sweet finish, low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vincentvega72 (655) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2017 Zwart als de nacht. Compacte crmekleurige schuimkraag. Behoorlijk wat carbonatie. Rokerig aroma. Smaken van chocolade, rook, leer, toast, mout, koffie. Licht bitter-zoete afdronk. Zeer goed over heel de lijn. Misschien iets te veel koolzuur maar dat is dan ook het enige (kleine) minpuntje.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
EvNa (270) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2016 Bottle. Color: Very dark brown, almost black. Frothy light brown head. Taste: Dark coffee, heavily roasted, smoke, tobacco. Earthy, medium bitter, hints of brown sugar. Dry mouthfeel. Full body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (4584) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle, many thanks MonsterMagnet! Brown color with big beige head. Aroma is tobacco, a bit minty, liquorice, roasted malts, some raisins, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, again tobacco, liquorice, light fruitiness. Warming finish, quite some booze noticeable. Silky mouthfeel, low to medium carbonation. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (7501) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at omhper, 2016-10-01.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Fruit, chocolate, coffee, caramel.
Body: Full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, some alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (24799) - Tyres, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2016
Bottled, thanks Benzai! Near black, minimal head. Aroma of tobacco and chocolate. Mid sweet with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Tobacco and some caramel, salmiak and dark chocolate. Mid bitter finish. Rich and harmonious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (2561) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle from www.slijterijhetfust.nl and split at the EU themed 2nd Ipswich bottle share. Pours almost black with a light tan head. Aroma of light roasted malt, chocolate, fruit/berries and with alcohol quite prominent. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Body towards full, oily texture, soft carbonation. Alcohol remained a little too forward throughout though.

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