BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bomber Ė Gravity Beer Market Ė Olympia, WA
Aroma: Huge dark malt and rich alcohol and spice aroma.
Appearance: Dark brown in color, clear with a light head.
Flavor: Dark brown with tons of coffee and high alcohol flavors
Palate: Dry finish with a great overall Mouthfeel.
Overall: This was a huge beer with great flavors. One of the betters Baltic porters it was drinkable.
BuckeyeBoy (5962) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Pours out a black topped with a very small tan head. Aroma was of sweet milk chocolate and some crazy banana. Along with some vanilla. Tast was very nice rich chocolate, and dark roast. A very sweet and tasy brew. Thanks Matt.
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I canít remember being crazy about any baltic porters, but this one was very good. Pours black with a tan, short lived head. Smell is banana, chocolate and cocoa. Taste is rich malt, dark chocolate and banana. Nice and rich and extremely tasty. Full body and normal carbonation. Unlike any other baltic porter Iíve had.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle poured into a tulip.
Pours almost black into the glass with a creamy beige head that settles into a thin cap and leaves sporadic lacing.
The aroma is very sweet with
The taste has tons of sweet dark malts and lots of molasses, raisins and even some grapes. Thereís also some vanilla and wood sweetness with some licorice thrown in. Definitely a sweet aroma.
The taste follows the aroma with a cola sweetness up front. Itís got some chocolate, vanilla and dark fruits as well. Got some banana sweetness in the finish with a bit of dry woodiness.
The mouthfeel is very slick with lower carbonation than I expected.
I had high hopes for this when I cracked it but it didnít quite live up to my expectations. Itís a little too sweet for me and lacks complexity. A good beer but not one Iíll go back to.
theisti (3880) - Kansas, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle courtesy of bvc. 2008 Vintage. It appears that the 2008 is 9.8% ABV. Pour is black with some cordovan redness present, topped with a one inch tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, sweet marshmallow, some leafy tobacco notes and some oaky booziness. Nice nose, though the sweetness is a little odd, as marshmallow is the closest I can come to describing it. Taste is the roasted malt, very much coffee in flavor, behind that is licorice tobacco notes, followed by the sweetness of the nose. The sweetness is more of a vanilla in taste. There is also a brown sugar molasses to the taste beyond vanilla. Some black cherry fruit. The oak woodiness and alcohol heat show up late and linger long into the finish. Palate is medium, some carbonation and as mentioned, lingers with alcohol heat. This should improve with some age, its pretty hot right now. This is a nice sipper, thanks for sending my way Brandon!
jsquire (4141) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep mahogany color with a thin beige head. Big dark caramel, brown sugar and alcohol nose. Thick mouthfeel, with tons of molasses, dark brown sugar and some chocolate, cherry, licorice, tar and sherry. Alcohol tingle on the tongue. Nice beer.
BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. in trade from HopDog...Thanks Steve! Pours almost black with a very thin, tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, toffee, light alcohol, sweet fruits: plums, cherries, and grapes. Flavor is roasted marshmallows, plums, and brown sugar...very sweet. Very smooth, nice and warm. Very enjoyable.
lakersfan16 (53) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle.
Pours a dark brown with a small tannish head. Aroma of vanilla, bananas, chocolate, and cherries. Tastes of chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, and oak.
hopdog (11459) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. 2008 Vintage. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of vanilla, dark cherries, licorice, bananas, chocolate, and woody. Tastes of dark cherries, vanilla, chocolate, oak, dark fruits, and marsh mellows. Vanilla creme. The addition of dark cherries and vanilla beans were done nicely. The oak was there but not overpowering. Alcohol content well hidden. Nice.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 4, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
208 Bottle - Thanks Matt - Pours a murky black with a small tan head..aroma is chocolate covered bananas and sweet vanilla...flavour is bold, charred oak, cherry coconut, vanilla...fruity and dark, good over ice cream...