Sarlacc83 (1933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks Mick!
A: Pure black with a fizzy foam of cappuccino head.
N: Huge cocoa, coffee, and roast on the forefront. Earthy with a touch of damp leave. Pumpernickel and baked breads. Nutty. Peat and campfires in the way back. Good spiciness.
T: Very bitter with a moderating sweetness.
M: Medium body, no alcohol, tingling carbonation.
O: A very nice porter. Gigantic spiciness reminds me quite a bit of Black Butte Porter. Good show.
beer-yum (1334) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Restrained aroma in a jet black pour. Big body is surprisingly sweet but otherwise nicely balanced. Finish is comparatively laid back and completes a relatively pleasant brew. A little to strong and sweet to my taste at least though.
Iznogud (2505) - 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 Tadg’s, Kyoto. Pours brown with small dense tan head. Roasted notes, bit of chocolate, dark fruit, overly sweet. Medium bodied. Doesn’t really taste like porter.
douglas88 (8403) - 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 (919) - 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 (1166) - 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-- i’m 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 (15651) - 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. Wouldn’t call it baltic, though.
shoulderbroken (3755) - 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. It’s nice. Cocoa, good stuff.
mrjez (462) - 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 (1007) - 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.