bierkoning (10199) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Roasty aroma with hints of licorice and appel syrup. Malty sweet flavor. Licorice. Apple syrup. Thinnish and alcoholic. Tasty.
Natai (87) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with a small off-white head that dissipates quickly. Very light aroma of malt with hints of caramel. Slight hints of coffee flavor. A bit on the watery side.
dziajl (59) - - SEP 6, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very black beer. It has got very much chocolate and caffe aromats. Strong, sweet and black.
vami (331) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 Aroma is roast coffee beans. Head is beige; nice and lasting as a thick ring. Color is almost black with strong coffee reflections when facing sunlight. The taste is great. You can’t really feel the booze so much and that’s great for a porter! Taste is delicate and the finish is very mild. Very good, although a bit boring.
Mora2000 (5681) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has some roasted malt, chocolate and nutty notes. The flavor is similar with roasted malt and nuttiness coming through the most. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
TheJester (1873) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle. Likely the best imperial porter I’ve tried. I didn’t realize that any level of depth was possible with this style. It looks like all of the others, and the nose smells like Boston brown bread, like many of the others. But there is something that I can only describe as a molasses booziness in the flavour that I find very appealing.
genejn (2) - Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
chocolate, coffee, floral, leather, butterscotch, licorice, vanilla, brown, clear, frothy, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, creamy, lively, long finish,
jfb (3818) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) pours a clear dark ruby colour with a frothy light brown head. aroma of dark fruit, starchy roasted malts, yeast and light sugar icing, slightly oxidized, with a hint of soy sauce and tobacco. flavour is mostly dark fruit and yeast, with a light hint of fudge, cooked vegetables and some alcohol in the light roasted-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
FatPhil (9344) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 500ml bottle (Małe Piwo, Warsaw) - Shared with SRPOL - thanks! (6:5:6:4:13=3.4)
Soft sweet dark roast aroma. This is so much like Saku Porter from the olden days it’s not true. Absolutely classic Baltic porter. Lovely full roast, a bit sweet, and smooth in the palate. Not quite as much character as the previous two (Komes and Kormoran), but still great - really looks the part in particular.
Rerate: 500ml bottle (?, Poland) (6:5:6+:4:14=3.5+)
Sweet and rich, smooth, and full. Nice roast. Again, does remind me of the old Saku Porters. Dear Carlsberg, please drink one of these, and then get whichever facility brews your now-pathetic porter to do something like this. Maybe a bit too sweet, but truly a delicious baltic porter, great for the end of an evening or session.
MacBoost (1273) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fucken love me some baltic porters. Pours a thinish looking dark brown with a tan head. Strong aromas of dark fruit, cocoa powder, ashtrays. Taste is dark fruit, cigarette butts, sweet tobacco. finishes pretty chalky and dry. Not bad at all.