Garrold (6037) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Nearly black. Espresso top coloured, thin, tight, lasting head. Light coffee. Liquorice. Cocoa powder. Some granary bread. Taste is dark chocolate sweet. Some hazelnut paste. After that, loads of well done bread bitterness. Thick, oily, chocolate palate. Fudgy sweetness on the finish, soon followed by a big, charred bitterness. A beer of two halves. Stupid easy to drink. italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle at the Triad bottle share at Foothills organized by Mike. Dark chocolate heavy with a nice warming grainy presence. Borders on feeling hot at times. Solid. gunnfryd (15652) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. Black colour with a brown head. Aroma is alcohol, licorice, coffee, molasses. Flavour is alcohol, licorice, coffee, roasted malt, molasses. Boozy nice beer. Borresteijn (7699) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2014
66cl Bottle at Beer Temple. Black colour, khaki-brown head. Aroma is quite sweet, molasses/treacle, sweet chocolate, pumpernickel, roasted malts, hint of coffee. Flavour is quite sweet at first as well, roasted malts, treacle, pumpernickel, laurel, chocolate, firm roasted bitter finish with some hops. Full-bodied, slick, sticky. A little too sweet imho, but quite nice as well. Jimmythespoon (469) - - JAN 7, 2014
A big bold beer just how I like ’em. Full of chocolate, molasses. Thick black oily pour. Wonderful beer.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
Drank @ Beertemple. Aroma is chocolate, liquorice, burned molasses, fruity caramel. Flavour is huge roasty liquorice, molasses and black malts. Very nice. Theydon_Bois (22117) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle, from BOE, split at JF’s - 26/12/13.
Deep black with a good sized dirty tan head that eventually dissipates to a pond.
Nose is rich chocolate, light smoke, chocolate milkshake, earthy, dark toffee fudge.
Taste comprises big roast malts, erthy cocoa powder, rich chocolate, earthy, maltesers, dark malts.
Medium bodied with bite, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, sweet in the finale.
Nice Baltic Porter, good balance and easy drinking. MarcoDL (5584) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2013
A monster indeed. Thick, full-bodied beer. Strong roasted malt, but also with some hops. Very good. yngwie (17496) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle, 22oz. It pours a pitch black body and a dark tan head that dissapates quite soon. Molasses, roasted malts, licorice, tar hints and coffee in the aroma. Alcohol notes too. It’s full-bodied and warming on the palate, a bit sweetish. Licorice, roasted malts, molasses, tar and coffee in the flavor. Some bitterness. Lasting warming finish with roasted malts and licorice. A pretty pleasant one, but a bit too alcoholic. 131228 Geokkjer (7676) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of malt, roasted malt, chocolate, soy sauce and coffee. Flavor is sweet and maly with some licorice, roasted malt, chocolate, warming alcohol, coffee and red fruits. Full body, average carbonation.