r464 (2360) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Every time I tried to find this, the date on the bottle/case was long expired. I was able to find a single fresh bottle in NJ, though, and I was pleasantly surprised. Very deep and complex flavors that go far beyond the usual porter. I would pick it up again. dykhuis7 (24) - New York, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Beautiful dark pour, nice creamy two finger head. Chocolate and coffee dominate the nose, with hints of raisins. Flavor is much the same, although I didn’t pick up the raisins in the flavor as much as I thought I would. Regardless, the balance of chocolate and coffee was right on. Nice complex palate makes for a great beer. And at $1.50 USD locally, probably one I will enjoy rather often. McGarnigle (649) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2009
500 ml. Initial sniff is of a doppelbock-ish Baltic Porter, but the taste reveals a strong roastiness. So its, raisins, licorice and coffee grounds, maybe. This is also a good looker, black with a big beige head. Fairly rich on the tongue with light carbonation. What Central Europeans do best. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Dark brown pour. Lots of roasted malt, raisins, prunes, burnt sugar and some milk chocolate. Flavor is sweet and has a lot of caramel and prunes. Chocolate, raisins and some port notes too. Nice. mixos (154) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 7, 2009
Dark brown color, thick foamy head. Smell of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel,alcohol. Taste is quite the same, medium-sweet, dark fruits, coffee, roasted malts. Almost bitter-sweet finish.Nice palate.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Pours a dark brown, almost black color with burgundy edges at the base and a thick foamy beige head. Roasted malty aroma with hazelnut, chocolate, caramel, toffee, syrup and alcohol notes. Roasted chocolate malty flavor with hints of toffee, caramel, nut and oatmeal with a nice dry, bitter finish.
Ratman197 (14674) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2009
500 ml bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aeomas of plum, raisin, dark chocolate, licorice and a hint of vanilla. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of dark fruit, dark chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and light vanilla with a smooth lingering roasty finish. Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Pours an extremely dark brown/black with frothy coffee cream colored head. Aroma notes are roasted malts, alcohol, and some higher-temp fermentation phenols. Taste is better, with lots of roast and alcohol intermingling with yeast fruitiness. Some ash, chocolate, and coffee notes are present as well. A good bargain at $2.49 a bottle. HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours deep black with thin tan head. Nice roast malt aroma, nice roast taste. A fine great porter. BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours extremely dark brown, almost completely black with a tan head that leaves nice lacing. Roasted coffee beans dominate the aroma but there are also subtle hints of vanilla, chocolate and coal. A slight burnt taste meshes well with flavours of mocha, cocoa, malt and salty mixed nuts. A great porter with a complex flavour that is also excellent value.