bullwinkle (1) - USA - DEC 12, 2009 does not count
very smooth, too a fault. aslmost like water. good taste tho. could be a good beginner beer CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2009
bottle: pint glass: aarrggg.... not sure I like this style at all. Iíve been avoiding this beer in the back of the fridge for a while now... The nose is all malts, slightly roasted but mostly sugary and warm. The taste has some sweet notes upfront, giving way to strong bitters and high esters... finish is bitter yet metallic. The balance is there and the brew adheres to the style... good, just not my style. NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2009
500 ml bottle. Pours near midnight black with a cocoa brown head. The aroma is sweet and sugary with notes of fruit and toasted malts. The flavor is huge, with a great balance of sweetness and floral, herbal hops. Tasting notes of sweet chocolate, toasted nuts, herbal liquorice, dried fruits, and a bit of a cirtus in the backend. It has a full mouthfeel but is not heavy. The finish is sticky and stays with you. Perfect beer for the winter months. A great value as well at about $2.00 per bottle. paiste2002 (186) - Saugus, California, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is the same, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and dark sticky raisins. This is a great beer and for $1.99 itís a steal! popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Great porter. Itís full and chocolatey. The malt flavor borders on perfection. The relatively high alcohol is superbly hidden in sweetness and an extremely creamy mouthfeel. Itís not heavily carbonated. The beer just tastes rich. Itís the sort of beer that I could drink all the time. I believe this is my first Polish beer, and Iím extremely happy with it. Itís dark and sticky, like a Porter should be. The flavor has big chocolate and caramel with a dry bittering hop finish. It certainly leaves a coating in your mouth, but itís an enjoyable coating.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2009
500ml Bottle: Aroma of malts, barley, light roasting, light tar, and a hint of chocolate. Poured black/very dark brown in color with a large, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Complex flavor is slightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of roasted malt, slight smoke, tar, slight chocolate, slight molasses, and some wood. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, tar, and slight smoke finish. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2009
500 ml bottle. Pours black with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate, some licorice and biting saltiness. Flavor starts with a soft dark bitter chocolate character, gains a verysharp coffee and nutty quality. Finishes with some dark fruit and a crisp earthy hops. Medium to full body and a crisp carbonation. Pretty potent hides the alcohol well.. Nice hawthorne00 (3900) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 Bottle. Black, crema head that fades fast. Aroma of sweet coffee, cherries, roasted malt. Coffee and cocoa, baked and dried fruits. Sweet but not cloying, with a long complex bitter finish. Hides its alcohol very well (which is a bit dangerous). The overall impression is that everything works together here. A great beer. [4.3]jaghana (6012) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 9, 2009
New fancy embossed bottle, checking to see if itís nerfed. No.
excites me less, but good and beautifully balanced.
Bottle 50cl. Dark beer with a huge brown head. The smell is very rosted. Aroma of malt, cofee, rosted matl and nuts. Quite dry and with very less hops flavour. This beer is very bitter, not too alcoolic. Good beer but not well balanced. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Bottle 330ml. Exceptional. Aromas of dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. Flavour has a sweet start, with biting bitterness taking over for a long spicy finish. Full-bodied, and syrupy in the mouth. Almost black, with a creamy off-white head.