jrodooo5 (772) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful dark chocolate pour w/ retaining mocha head that leaves a ring of lacing. An awesome aroma that is robust w/ toffee, caramel, malt, & fruit draws you in. The taste is true to the aroma & quite complex in flavor. The mouthfeel is perfect! It’s light & creamy while carrying the immense flavors in this beer. Simply outstanding!
AlainG (1003) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brun, pratiquement noir qui laisse passer du rouge, sous sa mousse, mince, toutefois persistante. C’est chocolaté comme première impression olfactive. En s’y remettant, je perçois un mélange de fruits secs et de mélasse. Ça semble simple comme description des odeurs, mais c’est plutôt intense. Le liquide soyeux en bouche, fait glisser des saveurs de torréfaction, de café-crème, de carrés aux dattes et de miel de sarrasin. Encore-là, ça garoche. (992-280114)
Enwiebe (41) - - JAN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1/21/14. Bomber. Pours inky dark with a 2 finger mocha hard that disappears fast. Mild roasty nose. sharper dark roast mouth bite with less smooth mouthfeel than my benchmark Duck Rabbit Baltic.
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hfmejias (606) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark almost black with a very nice tan head and tons of lacing. Aroma of fruit and coffee nice and strong. Taste has the sweetness of the fruit and malts combined with coffee notes and a slight bitterness combined with a hint of smoke. Great beer absolutely delicious.
TizzleJizzle (489) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle courtesy Phatdog1. Poured a opaque black/brown color with a perfect tan head and gorgeous lacing. Taste of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits, dark chocolate. Perfect massive body, medium carbonation. Bad ass brew!
dphillips0709 (13) - - DEC 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour, tannish brown lacing, lovely dark chocolate flavoring with nutty undertones... downright delish!
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle - been in my cellar at least 3-4 years. Deep, almost opaque ruby-black pour, decent slightly diminishing tan foamy/creamy head. Aroma of grape, floral bitterness and tart fruit. Taste - very minerally - it’s a senior citizen, but has held up well, alcohol and roast and grapeseed for days. Light, slick mouthfeel, decent carbonation, a quick and fruity, sharply bitter finish. Not bad for its age.
Brentv (204) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from the bomber a deep dark black with a small tan head. No lacing. Aroma of coffee, dark fruits, and raisins, just like the bottle says. Flavor is the same, but sweet and so rich. There’s a slight bitterness, but not much. Nice carbonation. Creamy full mouthfeel. Lovely. This is so much more than I expected from a porter - more like an imperial stout. Very very nice.
NikkTwist (1341) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Opaque black pour with a foamy light brown head. Reduced to a thin ring. No lace. Baltic Porter through and through. Deep salty chocolate coffee flavors. Charcoal grill. Raisins. Rich plum pudding. Fruit cake. Nice thick body. Close to the standard of what a proper Baltic Porter should be.
Brigadier (2740) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle
I am not sure how I have not rated this in the last few years. Somebody was nice enough to send a bottle so it was time to get it out of the way. Between the style and the brewery I had decent expectations. This did not disappoint; while there might be better ones on the market few are as accessible and affordable.
Aroma / Appearance - The oily black base is like melted chocolate ready for truffles. A mocha sandy head bubbles on top with a thickness so heavy you could almost sleep on it. Plums, chocolate, and sweet licorice brighten the air. The smoky undertones are a bit like dry rub just before it is put on the grill.
Flavor / Palate - Plums, figs, bacon, and melted anise drops warm the throat. A smoky feel reminds me of sitting in a cigar bar. Chewy with a sweet bite this has a great presence. I’ve probably had better baltic porters but this was far from difficult to finish off in a single sitting.