Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2005
(Bottle 75 cl) This original version was brewed by Brouwerij Sterkens in Meer. Dark brown colour with a nice, beige head. Some roasted, malty notes and some sweet dried fruit as well - figs in particular. Rather light body with a dry finish. Very well balanced. 210598 rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2008
75 cl bottle. Dark amber/brown color, nice creamy beige head. Great aroma, malty, milky, chocolate, cocoa, licorice, raisin and some fruity notes. Milky chocolate flavor, nutty notes, some hops, vanilla. Mild finish. RedSox2004 (1961) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
Deep mahogany reddish brown with a gigantic tan head that left good lace and a solid film. Caramel malt aromas were strong and accompanied by dark fruit like figs and dates. Buttery and caramel malt flavors up front with a sharp hops bite. Belgian yeast and nuttiness are also present. Medium to full body, nicely carbonated, buttery smooth mouthfeel, and a lingering caramel sweetness. zazou_dingue (1) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016 does not count
Out of the fidge, circa 37º, this is somewhat unpleasant, estery Belgian yeast/banana and papaya notes duking it out with sweet chocolate, burnt grain notes. I thought of chucking the stuff out and grabbing a more traditional porter. Gradually I stopped thinking of this as porter/baltic porter and focused on it as well, simply another idiosyncratric Belgian offering and the beer seemed more and more interesting/enjoyable. Eventually it dawned on me that, like the Strauss Tower 20 IPA I had last year, this needed to get up to 40-45º for the malt flavors to kick in. At this point, I started picking up on the beer’s creamy texture and mouth-coating lusciousness, spice notes and hints of orange zest on the finish. Whew, am I glad I waited on this one (I still have another bottle!). For me at least, the temperature makes all the difference in the world. gripweed57 (2794) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2017
From old tasting notes. Orange brown color. Short-lived beige head. Earthy malt aroma is nutty and chocolatey. Soft sweetish malt flavor with hints of fruit and nuts. Nice soft, dryish hop finish. Smooth and drinkable with a creamy mouthfeel.
johndoughty (5521) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2017
Bottle. Large ceramic bottle with a strange false swing top. Pleasant malty aroma and dark brown appearance. Pleasant malty aroma and straightforward flavour.Lacks complexity but still above average. mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAR 1, 2002
Seemed thin at first, but the flavor got fuller as it warmed up - more of a brown than a porter. Overpriced (nice bottle), but otherwise likeable. Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Well, you won't have to worry about this one becoming light struck - what a cool stone looking crock! I enjoyed this both very cold and warmed to a more proper temp. Either way, it was so etremely smooth, mild yet full flavored - malty caramel and interesting spices in the dry finish. slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2006
Tall ceramic bottle. Very few bubbles, and no head. Dark brown, yet clear. Nose is of licorise?, choc., and alcohol. This is complex, dispite being almost flat. Watery mouthfeel is this one’s downfall, the rest is in layers of malt complexness, toffee, choc, and licorise. I can’t spell. Suprisingly alcoholic. Good, but I would’ny drink this again unless it was fresh. 25 oz @ $15, ouch for flat beer. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Pours dark amber almost unclear with a huge frothy tan head. The aroma brings sweet matls and a bit of sweet fruit. The flavor brings spicy Belgian yeast, sweet ester banana notes, and some honey flavors that settle on the tongue. The body is medium, right on for the style.