Jashiu (1403) - Gdañsk, POLAND - AUG 14, 2017 Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 Vintage. Enjoyed from a 22oz bomber in a stemless wine glass. the beer pours a nice black hue, with a low tan head. The nose shows really appetizing characters of chocolate milk, dark chocolate, and a slight roast note; along with a background note of Munich and perhaps a medium lovibond crystal malt. Any hop character has long fallen out of solution. The palate shows much of what was advertised in the aroma, with a touch more emphasis on roasted character. Milk chocolate, mellow roasted flavors, a nice residual caramel/toasted malt sweetness, and a finish that is absolutely surprising in its dryness. Again, hop bitterness seems nonexistent, indicating that the alcohol may be adding a touch of bitterness, along with the roasted malt. Overall, the beer shows a level of complexity and refinement that is exemplary. A stellar example of the style.
Vintage 2015. Slight soy sauce, plums, raisins,lots od chocolate and some coffee, light roastiness. Sweet, smooth and mellow, very round Dorkenstein (557) - - JUL 29, 2017
Aromas of peat, berries, charred roasted malt, and balsamic vinegar. Taste is charred malts, smoked peat, light star anise, balsamic vinegar, berries, dates, chocolate, and grassy hops. Senap (747) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2017
Ordentligt med smak. Kaffe och en aning fruktighet i eftersmaken g?r detta till en trevlig bekantskap. crazy_cat_lady (620) - - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours inky black with a thin tan head. Extremely smooth mouth feel. Lovely mildly sweet chocolate, roasty malt, coffee aromas, some raspberry and cherry. Similar flavours. Delightful. L_Lovecraft (616) - - JUL 9, 2017
Beautiful notes of coca, roasted and blueberries, black with a good brown head, medium/full body, not too carbonated, again strong notes of cocoa, blueberries with a light and pleasant warming final...simple and cheap but not everyday you can drink a beer like this.
pootzboy (1760) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2017
Bottle - decants jet black, defies light getting through the glass - smallish tan cap forms surface lace. Aroma of dried fig-dates, roasted grain char and whispers of sweet burnt treacle. Medium- heavy bodied, slick mouthfeel. Flavor has firm Baltic Porter characteristics - roasty, plenty of roast grain body, dried dark fruit tones, some smoke, licorice notes, burnt treacle...long wet finish dries up a bit with some bittering and roast astringency - a very decent American dry Baltic - nice for sipping or pairing up with some shell fish. Idiosynkrasie (7622) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2017
355ml bottle. Jet black colour with average, thick, creamy, moderately lasting and lacing, tan head. Chocolately, minimally roasty, dark malty aroma, hints of plum, raisin, a touch of coffee, some liquorice. Taste is roasty dark malty, chocolately, sweet-ish hints of caramel, burnt caramel, some coffee, liquorice, alcohol-soaked dark fruit; full body, oily texture, sticky palate. dorain (423) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
Aus der Flasche 2015-09 getrunken. Ein wunderbares kräftiges Porter. Überraschen süffig für seine 9%! Nordcore (1532) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle 33 cl. Black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and licorice. Sweet tasteight bitterness, with a warm chocolate and coffee end umestre (64) - - MAY 21, 2017
Graandiosa portes negra absoluta y con una espuma muy cremosa y agradable. De intenso aroma. De gran intensid y espesor en boca sin unos tonos demasiado marcadospero q se nota el alcohol. De sabor muy agradable sin excesos en los matices. Muy agradable. Bebida en casa con tranquilidad. Deja un regusto a maderas y un leve tono a cacao no chocolate. Muy recomendable