Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2013
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. This is a black one. Yeah, really black actually and the nice lady who poured this to me gave it a medium sized brown top that looks like a million bucks. . The aroma has tones of ashtray and heavy roasted almost burned malts. Some lactose and a milky sweetness shines through with milk chocolate and more roasted things. Great taste also. No doubt that this has been in contact with wood, so much is clear, and it’s not directly sweet but it has a milky chocolaty sweetness to it. Lots if roasted stuff going on here. Some nice sweet biscuits in the roasted finish. A really tasty one. 03.05.2013 ej (1330) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
Impressive looking thick, black and with a lasting, thick and creamy dark tanned head. Roasty aroma, light fruity alcohol notes. liquorice tasting up front, malty caramel with a slight burn in the back. Bitter dark chocolate and coffee aftertaste. Atom (2448) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bomber pours a dark brown/black with a medium reddish tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, leather, sweet wet tobacco, caramel, and alcohol, reminds me of wet dog food. Taste of sweet chocolate, mild dark fruits, finishing with dry leather tobacco and coffee. Nice! mnmike (1086) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Sampled this one wandering around the line on Darkness Eve 2013. Just missed the Mexican Cake poured right before this. Roasty stout with hidden alcohol. RexTalionis (3750) - FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Draught at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Pours black in color with a tan head. Roasted
notes, coffee, burnt wood, some tobacco and chocolate in aroma. Roasted coffee
and chocolate mixed with licorice in taste. Great brew.
Jimmythespoon (472) - - JAN 7, 2014
A big bold beer just how I like ’em. Full of chocolate, molasses. Thick black oily pour. Wonderful beer. Garrold (5265) - 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. weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle thanks to wyzzywyz22, good night at his. Poured a dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of sweet chocolate malts, nice boozy notes. Flavour is more chocolate, roasted malts, hints of fruit. Has nice notes of alcohol that compliment it well. Good stuff. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Beautiful initial pour leading towards a large toasty, earthy and dark fruit character. You do indeed get lager yeast esters and brash alcohol. This was bottled 12/18/12 and does have a touch of that "aged" tone which works nicely here. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was received in a trade.
This was poured into a nonic pint glass and a snifter.
There wasn’t any difference between the two glasses.
The appearance was a fairly decent dark brown to black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute gracing the glass with some fairly nice clinging lacing in a spider web fashion.
The smell had a good about of licorice, light coffee, light milk chocolate with some booziness swirling around together underneath my nose.
The taste was sweet and boozy around the chocolate, coffee and alcohol. There was a light sticky boozy chocolate aftertaste and a dry coffee/chocolatey finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with more of a sipper’s type of quality to it. The carbonation seemed fairly light, but that’s okay, its nothing that was bad.
Overall, what a nice Baltic Porter I would have again.