syton98 (44) - USA - MAR 3, 2009
An under-rated beer. A great tasting portor with a nice after taste. Best enjoyed after it has sat on the counter for about 15-20 minutes. A nice dart pour with a thick head. Flavor is dark and complex...this chocolate, coffee with roasted malt. Very impressed with the beer liked it better than the london porter. Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2009
33cl Bottle from Beer Factory Athens. Pours deep brown with mahoganny sparks but almost black. Big beige head that lasts. Coffee, chocolate aromas with a pleasant alcohol touch. The flavor is of roasted malts, coffee , chocolate, raisins, some caramel among others. Pretty warming alcohol in the finish too despite hiding the 9,5% pretty well. Very nice and complex. Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2009
1/14/09 From the bottle. Aroma is caramel and molasses forward with a rasiny background. Appearance is dark brown with red highlights and a well maintained cream colored head. Flavor is rich, roasty and bittersweet with light alcohol and dark fruit. Mouthfeel is syrupy and warm. Overall, big and complex, a nice sipping beer.
Beerdedone (3390) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a creamy tan head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, coffee, dark fruit and chocolate. Flavor was quite sweet with dark roasted malts, coffee, molasses and a hint of dark fruit with a creamy mouthfeel. sistinas (108) - Mountain View, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours near black with a medium-sized tan head. Smells a bit of cherries, roasted malts, and is kind of overwhelmingly sweet. Malty and a bit metallic, grains taste kind of burnt, but all this mellows out after the beer warms up. Mouthfeel is syrupy and overly carbonated. Not one of my favorites, but lots of alcohol in a cheap, very drinkable package.
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a frothy tan head. Aroma of grains, malt, and a bit of alcohol. Complex flavor, with plenty of malts, caramel, dark fruits, and alcohol. There was an off-putting metallic taste at first, but this went away as I drank it. The mouthfeel is distinctly overcarbonated. Solid, but a bit disappointing. thefle (167) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2009
ok beer. Taste is a bit malty/smokey. The real story here is the value, for a 9.5% abv beer that is this solid 2 dollars a bottle is absurd. I am not really a fan of the taste overall but i’ll be damned if this isn’t one of the best value buys out there Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Begins light for a Baltic Porter, thin but still flavorful. Dark as pitch with an off white head, flavors are primarily of anise, roasted malt, and coffee. But, like all good porters, as it warms, the thickness grows along with its complexity. I still prefer Baltika 6 Porter, though (it’s cheaper and sweeter) TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2009
16.9 oz bottle courtesy of Binnys (Orland Park, Il). Pours a near black pour with small tan head that dissipates a little. Aromas are sweet roasted malt, chocolate creaminess, and a touch of coffee, mixed with a subtle underlying sweetness of licorice. Yum. Initial is lighter in body, with subtle roasted malt covered with chocolate, cream, and sweet malts with licorice. Enough bitterness in the finish, with warming alcohol in the body. Lacks complexity, but certainly tasty. A bit too strong alcohol wise for me. I’d enjoy this again, but as a stand alone sipper. I also likely wouldn’t seek this out. Cheers! nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2009
Pours a beautiful dark mahogany with a creamy tanned head. Roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit and licorice aroma. Flavour is roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruits and hop bitterness. Smooth and creamy finish. This is a fantastic beer.