Wim (4160) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2010
dark brown black coloured body with a off white head a spicy roasted chocolat malty aroma a roasted malty little fruity bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish too bitter for me Muggus69 (2728) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2010
Pours a sparce, persistent tan foam atop an opaque near-black body.
Somewhat subdued nose that suggests potency with rich liquorice, burnt caramel and prune aromas, with an edge of fortified vinous fruits and spirit.
Thick, syrupy body with nice creamy carbonation. Very lengthy and viscous on the palate, lingering wth a good measure of acrid roast.
Opens up very nicely on the palate with flavour; chocolate sauce, bitter orange hops, dates, plums, prunes, mollasses, nuts, liquorice, sultana. Big sweetness is kept at bay with a firm bitterness and drying alcohol on the finish. Nice and warming.
Yum! Rich, smooth, really tasty. Terrifyingly easy to drink for 9.5%. Seems like the sort of beer you could put away for a few years, but it drinks fantastic right now! NEB_WineNBeer (18) - USA - AUG 6, 2010
Stellar! This Baltic Porter came in a bit unexptected. It was the awesome Baltic malty rich sweetness but it finishes with a cripy, bittering hop that wows the pallet. thorine (37) - Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Tasted 8/2/10. .5L bottle.
Aroma: sweet, very malty, some caramel.
Appearance: light brown, ample and sudsy head. Beer itself deep brown in color.
Taste: Sweet and malty, certainly, with roasted malt and bitterness at the end. Chocolate and coffee presence. A little too much ETOH comes through.
Palate: Not very cloying. Reasonably clean, actually. Full taste. Warming and very fulling (much like an Aventinus).
Overall: Certainly a filling beer. I would have enjoyed it more at perhaps 1-1.5% less abv, or perhaps better masked abv. jredmond (8648) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Dallas at Teresa’s next door. Pours a dark brown body win thin brown head. Aroma is bitter chocolate roast and banana. Mouthfeel is thin and watery, with unpleasant notes of biter roast and banana.
estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2010
0, 33 L bottle. Black color with medium creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts. Bitter chocolate taste, long bitter aftertaste. Powerful and strong. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 7, 2010
In the 500 ml bottle. Pours dark black with a thick creamy beige head. Has a mild roasted coffee aroma with hints of licorice. The flavor pronounces strong alcohol but still supports a solid malt caramel thickness with plenty of roastedness and strong licorice. Fairly smooth and delicious. juiceisloose (1552) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Rerating this since my rating seems to have been deleted. Pours a very dark brown color almost black and topped by a small layer of tan colored foam. The foamy head settles quickly leaving a thin film and some sudsy lace behind. The aroma is typical of a baltic porter showing ample amount of caramel malt, figs, raisins, and other dark fruit with a hint of vanilla in there. The flavor follows suit with caramel and chocolate malt forming the base to go with the raisins, dark fruit, and hints of vanilla. There is a hint of roasted bitterness on the back end to balance things out. Medium bodied, smooth on the palate, with moderate carbonation. This is a solid porter. 2004st4s (33) - Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Pours black with a tan head that holds up well. Slightly amber around the edges when held up to the light. Malty aroma. Dark roasty flavor, bittered nicely. Slight metallic after-taste, maybe result of the old-school grain smoking? Nice lingering roastyness (is that a word?) and alcohol warmth. Overall nice beer, the metallic taste is odd but I’ve gotten used to it and find this a very enjoyable beer. jfb (6665) - GERMANY - JUN 29, 2010
(bottle) pours a pitch black colour with a slight ruby tinge and a quickly-diminishing light brown head. aroma of dark fruits, most noticeably cherries, some toasted malts and alcohol, with some light notes of char. flavour is a tad musty in the beginning, with lots of toasted malts later on and some surprising notes of banana over a long-lasting roasted-bitter finish. strong-bodied, not too sweet, with smooth carbonation.