Iznogud (2373) - CROATIA - AUG 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Gastro Pub Tadgís, Kyoto. Pours brown with small dense tan head. Roasted notes, bit of chocolate, dark fruit, overly sweet. Medium bodied. Doesnít really taste like porter.
douglas88 (8308) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Belmont Station. Pours a very dark brown color almost jet black, a medium beige head. A big chocolate and grainy nose. The flavor is more chocolate, ash, light roast, very smooth. Oats. Solid.
Baramba (861) - ITALY - AUG 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark brown white head. Roasted, chocolate and coffee aroma. Sweet milky flavour, cocoa
raphael (1153) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Oregon Brewers fest. Kind of too balanced & smooth-- iím used to Baltic porters being a bit sweet with some raspy darkness coming up underneath. some good flavors of red wine, chocolate malt & sawdust, but in a mile mix. aroma is subtle, finish is clean. the thickness on the pallet hints at something above a regular porter.
Oakes (15438) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown. Has a dusty chocolate character with a light fudgeyness. Wouldnít call it baltic, though.
shoulderbroken (3606) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the new Takadanobaba taproom. Light, bit creamy. Chocolate, roasty, decent. Itís nice. Cocoa, good stuff.
mrjez (439) - Osaka, JAPAN - APR 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Lingua World Cafe. A dark brown with slight cola highlights, beige head with a little lacing. A mild chocolatey aroma, with roasted, almost burnt malts. The flavour is a very rich bitter chocolate, a touch of vanilla, and those slightly charred malt notes. Itís medium-bodied, bitterness levels are up and linger. Itís very nice, like a rich mud cake. Baird do porters well.
varanid99 (990) - AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2016 Cola coloured pour with a thin beige head. Toffee, cocoa, a little roast on the nose. Taste is chocolate, caramel, a little milky coffee. Not bad.
willisread (2268) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a deep black with a finger of beige head. Big cacao and bakers chocolate nose with some milk chocolate sweetness noticeable. As it warms the ale yeast comes out along with some berry notes and plum. Sweet on the palate, but a drier finish. Feels light and hides the abv well. Nice stronger porter.
biirusaikou (2477) - - APR 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Len. Quite rich and silky, low carbonation, dark chocolate, citrusy notes, roasted coca finish. Not bad but a bit simple for such an abv, not so sure it suits the season either.