RobBestwick (932) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2016
Bottle. Roasted coffee, chocolate and fruit aroma. Pours dark black with a small brown head. Medium carbonation. Fruit - cherry and strawberries, roasted coffee, cocoa beans - very complex. Full bodied with an oily texture. Well balanced finish with some sweet maltiness and a touch of bitterness. Excellent. Zakoon (488) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2016
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to Brian!. Pours pitch black with a long lasting average sized beige head. Aroma is heavy roasted malt, dark dried fruits like raisins and plums, liquorice, chocolate, coffee, caramel, earthy and a hint of smoke. Flavour is medium to heavy bitter and medium sweet. Full bodied, smooth and oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is roasted, slightly burned, bitter and dark dried fruits. Very nice baltic porter! OmegaX (1374) - Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle into snifter. Aroma is dark fruits, chocolate, roast, plum, light soy sauce, earth. Pour is jet black, tan head. Flavor is light berries, brownies, cocoa, coffee, earth. It’s quite a rich brew, quite nice. kbudd19 (1019) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle. Appearance is black with light mocha head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is anise, dark fruit, and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, and bitter dark chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. Really enjoyed this, more like a RIS than a Baltic as it is more toasty and bitter, then sweet dark fruit, but it’s really tasty! barroso2501 (66) - Brasilia, BRAZIL - JAN 24, 2016
Lindo marrom escuro, com espuma escura não persistente. Baunilha, passas e cafe num corpo mediano. Otimo equilibrio. Recomendo
VertBaconStrips (2389) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JAN 22, 2016
Looks like the calendar had some really good beers in it - but i smartly stayed away from that massive money pit. Solid aroma of chocolate, some sweetness and coffee, raisins, dust, hint of raspberries. Pretty tasty with a bit of burnt aftertaste and probably alcohol - faint but there. Maybe it’s more than faint but it’s tied in well with the bitterness. Deep roast and truckloads of malts, toffee, light medicinal stuff, charcoal, hints of citrus. I didn’t find this particularly smooth nor did I enjoy the hard bite. It did leave my mouth heavily coated with beer load - probably the thing I enjoyed the most here is the lasting feeling like I ate an entire chapstick. Thick bodied. I really don’t think I was in the mood for this but, really, that just points towards a general ’meh’ despite what is here. Just look a massive swig of the bottom of my glass and it was freaking excellent! wtf. oh well. Appreciate? Sure. Second purchase? Not a chance. Les Trois Mousquetaires Baltic Porter kills this. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Pours an opaque dark brown almost black color with khaki colored head. Roasted malt, some dark chocolate, and smoke on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with smoke and roasted malt. AgentAle (1753) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2016
Aroma is raisin, caramel, toffee and slight vanilla. Toasted bread and oat aswell. Taste is a deep and rich maltiness with caramel , toffee and chocolate. Fine light tartiness on the tip that rounds the beer out nicely.smooth finish given how full bodied it is. Aroma is a deep black with a thin beige head that retains fairly poorly. climberbob (458) - Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle into stout glass. Black w tan head. Aroma just smells like chocolate velvet. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Chocolate notes. Some vanilla. Like drinking black silk. Great porter.
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Bottle from the Craft Beer Advent Calendar
Black color, small head. Some liquorice and dark malts in the aroma. Good body strength; chocolate flavor, a bit too much medicine (phenol?), moderately sweet, with some leather, and some alcohol warmth; a bit of roasted nuts too.
Quite good, a bit weird.