MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2005
nice glossy black body, very tall/lasting dark tan creamy/foamy head. aroma of deep roasted malts and cocoa. slight hop bitterness and prune nose too. roasted malt/sweet flavor, milk chocolate too. slight hop tanginess. light mouthfeel, low carbonation. easy to drink. mild bitter hop aftertaste. MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 pours a nice dark color w/ a big thick dark brown well laced head. Smelled of roasted malts, chocolate, and a touch of something fruity not quite sure wat it was. The palate was solid medium body great carbonation. Flavor reminded me of a stout, had hints of alcohol, strong roasted malts, touch of coffee, a little bitter in the finish.. Overall quite good cold and even better as it warms green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2005 3/6/05:Maybe I was delirious. I tried a Alpha Klaus before this one and the Sinebrychoff (koff or whatever it is) just floored me. What a dream of a porter. Cellar Temp. Black with a brown head, pours like motor oil. Great aroma of chocolate and dates. Light but creamy body avoiding the “isn’t this a stout, pitfall”. Wonderful complexity in the flavor profile. At this point my notes drift into incoherent babble of pure bliss. I returned to note that as and added bonus there are interesting and equally delightful changes as the beer warms. Bravo! 3/27/05 Rerate Was not delerious on first rating. This is one of the best beers I have ever had. beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
Bottle at Moan and Dove. Pours a pitch black color with a thin light brown head. Delicate and very appealing aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and alcohol. Very good flavor of chocolate, roasted malt and alcohol with a lasting bitter finish. Light body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Very good baltic porter. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown opaque, brown foamy head. Aroma is made of roast, malt and hints of coffee & fruit. Flavour is roasty, burnt wood and a bit like old coffee with nice bitter finish. Very burnt aftertaste.
aspidites (1271) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Big maty classic Baltic porter. hints of almond blossom and coffee in the nose with a slight lactic sourness. Roasted, woody and drying palate nice toffee and bittersweet chocalate. Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2005
The beer poured an opaque color w/ thin medium brown head and slight lacing. The nose was thin in malty sweetness, roast, a hint of coffee and slight dark fruit. The flavor was full w/ a slight roastiness and hints of coffee, malts and dark fruit. The mouthfeel was well-rounded and full bodied. Sammy (12725) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2005
Dark black creamy chocolate like appearance but not taste, which was much like an Eastern European sour porter with the bitterness eased off. Roasted, much burnt mid sip. Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Yeah, this was a somewhat grapey-plummy-figgy-coffee aroma, heavy notes of mocha and fruit. Dark brown with large tan rocky head. Palate very thick and oily slick, coating aftertaste. Big and fruity coffee in the mouth, middle of alcohol, and a coffee/dark chocolate finish. Not really my kind of everyday porter but a very nice beer. I got this from....wunderbier? Thanks! Styles (2016) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Had a medicine like coffee aroma to it, if that makes any sense? Very dry coffee tatse initially turns very sweet through the middle, and then finishes all bitter aftertaste.