mrjez (317) - 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. It’s medium-bodied, bitterness levels are up and linger. It’s very nice, like a rich mud cake. Baird do porters well.
varanid99 (898) - 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 (1887) - 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 (2201) - - 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.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3997) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Baird Pacific Porter
On tap at Lingua. It pours a cola brown with a thick creamy beige head of foam.
A classic porter aroma of savoury chocolate with fudge and chewy maltiness.
Fairly full bodied with a soft velvety mouthfeel and a slightly sharp edge to the carbonation.
The taste is bitter chocolate, a sweet hit and a suggestion of roast flavors in the background.
A solid beer, I'm surprised I'd never heard of this Baird brew...
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
minihame2 (340) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body and a nice thick tan head. Usual aroma with hints of caramel. Slick mouthfeel, little carbonation. Perhaps a bit too thin. Taste is pretty much what you’d except from a porter. Alright but nothing exceptional.
maekchu (3210) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Yamaichi. Yeasty nose, with subdued baker’s chocolate, and light fumes. Thick dark brown, fat creamy head, and great lacing. Mild but rich medium-dark chocolate, light soy sauce, raisins, dark bread. Some alc. warmth, too. Medium body, very creamy, and dry finish. Very mild flavors. Solid.
KyotoLefty (8748) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Yamaichi. Nose is umami, caramel, soy. Black with a fine, tall head. Sweet and umami flavor, soy and caramel. Rather 1-dimesntional, and sweet, but tasty enough. Full and smooth.
jonno (2409) - JAPAN - OCT 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Listed at 7.7% - Baltic Porter, which it is not. A strongish poter, very light colour for the supposed style. Soft nose of honeycomb, chocolate and cinammon. In the mouth it is lush, though lacking in character. Some chocolate, a hint of dry berries and some waferlike dryness to the finish.
cgarvieuk (19750) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home ... dark copper brown ... thin lacing ... roast sweet toffee nose ... very fruity roast malt ... little coffee ... some plum .... light bitter ... light ovaltine ...