_angst_ (4810) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours very dark brown with a big frothy brownish beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is slightly malty with roasted malts, toasted cereal, dark bread, vanilla fudge, charred wood, sweet liquorice candy, coffee, cocoa powder and soil. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, vanilla fudge, charred wood, liquorice, coffee, chocolate, soil, brown sugar and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, round, astringent and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt cereal, burnt caramel, vanilla fudge, charred wood, coffee, chocolate, soil and alcohol. Tasty and surprisingly easy to drink. abergdahl (177) - SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2014
Smells like a good porter should, some roasted notes, some hops..nice. It pours like it should as well, dark, black with a nice thick top that stays for quite a while.. The taste is full, again very much roast notes, a goo bitterness, not much alcohol, just a hint, a nice bloom with some hoppiness and chocolate , like it. Very full beer with a soft feel and long aftertaste..
Overall a good Porter!
Sammy (12596) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Not quite a Baltic, very significant chocolate and significant roast. Some hop in finish. A tad thin but very good drinkability. weihenweizen (4041) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle corked and capped, bottled on November 27, 2012, poured into a snifter. Black with small dark brown highlight and small light brown head. Aroma is coffee, medium body, light carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is chocolate, ash, oak, smoke, some vanilla, some herbal hops, and some coffee. Complex, but not that good, may have been too old for me, not much bourbon, and too much ash. Patrickctenchi (6689) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Black, with a large, foamy, dark tan head.
Chocolate wine...bourbon aroma.
Smoky, barrel and chocolate taste.
Creamy, thick chocolate malt...roasted fudge and a trace of bourbon.
Very rich...almost too sweet, but the smoke reins it back in.
Leini (2076) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
Sample at a local tasting event. Dark brown body with a low tan head. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel and a hint of wood. Imaena (2328) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle (750). This is a great baltic porter with lots of deep roasted malt flavor. solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Dark pour with good head and lacing. Lots of roast in this, and some bourbon to be sure. Tap at Snallygaster. GenDV138 (7579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
6 oz draft pour at Snallygaster 2014 shared by someone. Black with off-white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, light caramel. Tastes of caramel, cream, vanilla, chocolate, light bourbon. Medium body with a dry finish. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 9, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-5-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a deep brown color with a one half inch tan head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave lots of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt smell mixed with nice aromas of chocolate and coffee. Along with these darker aromas are some notes of a caramel sweetness mixed with a little bit of a vanilla and an oaky smell.
Taste – The taste begins with roasted malt taste mixed with some sweeter tastes of caramel and a bit of light vanilla upfront. A light chocolate flavor quickly comes to the tongue with an oaky taste soon following mid way through the taste. The caramel sweetness dwindles more toward the end with the overall flavor of the brew drying out a bit as some roasted coffee and a more dark chocolate like flavor grow stronger. In the end, the roasted characteristics of the brew stand out rather well, leaving a dry and roasty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly above average producing a very easy drinking brew, although it may possibly be a little light for accentuating the darker flavors of the brew.
Overall – A tasty and very easy drinking brew. There is almost no detectable alcohol taste even at 8 % abv. The nice roasted malt and drier finish of the brew make this one a quite delicious and a dangerous brew. Quite nice.