austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black, nicely creamy beige head. Milk chocolatey aroma with little vegies, metal, and alcohol, quite many off-aromas actually. Neutral milky flavor, dry burned malts, metal, little vegetables. Little charcoal and cocoa in the mildly bitter finish. Almost medium bodied, soft carbonation, light palate for such high abv. Hold on, this is just Saku taurus painted black!
baggio (337) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pitch black with a huge brown creamy head that vanishes a bit too quickly.
Aroma: Molasses, Chocolate, Roasted malt, Dark bread, Smoke
Flavor: Bitter coffee, Sugar, Molasses, Fruit, Tobacco, Caramel.
Palate: Body is quite think and has very low carbonation. A very sweet porter with a dry, ashy, aftertaste.
This is not a bad porter but it’s too sweet for me. Paired nicely with some dark chocolate tho. If you’re into sweet porters this might appeal to you!
liinis (1769) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with beige head. quite heavy sweet and roasty I guess there’s chocolate. a bit bitter.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - APR 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
at home GLRBF 300308 blindtest.
Thanks Anna and FatPhil
Color: dark brown
Scent:bit sour sweetness
Taste: full of flavors roasted malts ,sweetness some hops
guess about alcohol level 7-8%
BeerFanDan17 (1105) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(cleaning out my beer bottle collection as pictured in my profile and utilizing ratebeer.com)
As I recall, this was a very good porter. Flavors were rich and roasty like chocolate. Nice creamy head.
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Drinkable for its strength. Tasty mild roast flavours, slightly vinous fruit. NOt overly sweet with slight hop presence in the finish. Pretty good and almost sessionable which would be dangerous at this strength.
bhensonb (14895) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Great aromas of plum and raisin - aka dark fruits. Brownish mahogany color with a beige/tan head that flattened and ringed rapidly. Full bodied with mild, very creamy carbonation. Flavor is definitely those dark fruits, and it calls to mind Old Peculier, but on roids. It’s sweet, and there’s some toasted malt and hop to balance that, but "on balance" the taste and the finish is sweet. But it is wonderful in the mouth. The fruit is just fantastic. Some chocolate notes show up in the finish.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - FEB 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.5 l. Pretty much black with a thick brown head. Roasted creamy nose. Flavor is roasted, not remarkably bitter, malts and creamy coffee with some chocolate. Quite pleasant and easy overall.
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very thick and creamy light brown head. Nice contrast with total black color. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and syurup. Thick palate. I have to say that the flavor is little bit disappointing after great appearance and decent aroma. Flavor is mild with roasted malts, bitterish and metal. No noticable aftertaste.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
07/12/07. Thanks to Eric (heemer77) for the sample. Black with a 1/2 finger beige head that fades to a ring. Aroma of roasted malts and sweet dark chocolatre. Flavor has some light roast, molasses, raisins, and is fairly sweet with low bitterness (two out of 10). Medium body with light carbonation. Very good baltic porter.