RuneStumo (2691) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2017 erickok (6037) - Leuven, - DEC 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, thin beige lace. Thick chocolate, sweet aroma, some roasted flavours. Sweetness, light tinteling body. Thin palate. (At Deanso’s tasting)
10.07.2017. 0,5l Bottle. Fakta Billund. Lalandia!. Black colour with just a thin layer of tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffe. Dry bitter mouthfeel. Pretty rich with lots of alcohol. Good flavours of dark malts, alcohol, dry bitter dark chocolate and cold coffe. Not so sweet. Good one. Ascelja (1628) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 20, 2017
#1314Rotin (1639) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 17, 2017
Many thanks to Camons! Finally one piece of our cellar :)
Bottle. Black with ruby reflections, small light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, nuts, honey, liqueur. Taste is sweet, lightly bitter. Alcohol, caramel, honey, dry fruit, raisins, dates. Fuller body, average carbonation.
Bottle 0.5l, many thanks, René! Clear, dark red to dark brown colored. AROMA- roasted malts, dates, raisins, pleasant alcohol. FLAVOR- very smooth, lightly sweet, warming alcohol presence, dates, dark caramel, plums, roasted malts, raisins, touch of black currant. Fuller bodied. Jimbo2 (518) - DENMARK - APR 14, 2017
Good body, low carbonation. Quite sweet and sugary malts. Nothing to really balance. Meh. Phagelund (170) - DENMARK - APR 11, 2017
Dark brown colour with beige foam. Aroma of sweet licorice, dark malts and a bit og coffee. The taste is licorice, coffee a bit of smoke in the end.
Beerhunter111 (21784) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2017
50cl bottle from a trade with Rasmus40, many thanks! (8,5% Abv.) Pours dark brown colour with a huge most good lasting tan head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, sweet dark malt, toffee. taste of sweet dark malt, lot of chocolate, liquorice, toffee, nice stuff! TorpedoTuba (7) - - OCT 28, 2016 does not count
Bottled, semi chilled. Brown frothy head. Malty, hint of licorice, medium sweet entry, with a bitter ending. Nevalainen (812) - FINLAND - AUG 6, 2016
A 0,5l bottle, 8,5%. Black/ brown color with nice brown head. The aroma is clear licorice, some toffee, roast. Taste is medium sweet and it has notes of licorice and toffee. Smooth to drink, well balanced. A good porter. DraftDodger (1623) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2016
Copenhagen 27/7 2016. 50 cl bottle from Fakta. Ancient rendering of Brewers doing their thing with huge barrel. Pours opaque dark brown with big beige head. Settles as fat creamy layer of foam. Thick lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Soft carbonation and creamy oily palate. Flavor is pronounced sweet and slightly roasted. Followed by medium bitterness. In the better league of the Willemoes brand. GoufCustom (2077) - HONG KONG - JUL 15, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2016
500 ml bottle at abv 8.5% bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.
Looks: Clear deep blackish brown colour with a thin trace of yeast sediments; One and a half finger head with crumpety beige foam which lasts for 2 minutes. Poor sticky lacing and zero carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant and sweet dark malt, with roasted coffee, strong caramel, toffee, chocolate, plum, light cream, liquorices, strong sugar, yeast and light grass.
Taste: Very strong sweet dark malt, with moderate roastyness, strong caramel, toffee, black coffee, light dark chocolate, cola, strong alcohol, strong liquorices, floral, strong sugar, light earth, yeast, lemon, strong bitter hops and strong grass.
Body: Mid to light body. Slick palate.
Mouth Feel: Solid dark maltyness in a fairly thick background. Fairly good roast but pretty much overwhelmed by strong alcohol, sugar and lots of liquorices bitterness. Good black coffee, caramel, toffee and some dark chocolate. Strong lemon to round. Very strong indeed!
Booze: The 8.5% alcohol if fueled by strong liquorices and come out strongly with just the first few sips. Feels like it’s 9% or more. Yet it’s not too warm and the liquorices makes it agreeable. Just okay.
Hoppiness: Light grass in nose. Floral, earth, lemon and strong grass in taste; Bitterness - hops and liquorices - is very sharp and strong for a lasting, very high astringent sweet malty finish.
After Taste: Quite dry. Very sweet, boozy and strong bitter to mouth.
Comments: This is a fully pump-up Baltic Porter, strong in every aspect without being sophisticated. The added liquorices makes the strong sweetness and booze palatable, yet the buried nice coffee and dark maltyness feel wasted. Less gonzo and wacky could go a long way. Still pretty drinkable for the style.