argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body topped by medium brown head. Aroma is light sweet, roasty, some anise. Taste is milk chocolate, roasty, some burnt, finishing with chocolate and some alcohol. Medium body. Overall, a nicely balanced beer.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
wet milky notes get soaked up into the roasted barley atmosphere turning the air almost whiskey-like, in an irish way..this dark creature had a secret, a brilliant ruby undertone selectably visible to the brightest of youths...the tan head had a chocolate milk-like appearance, was thin in the middle, but wasn't afraid to climb the glass...campfire smoke on coffee grains leads to sweet chocolate flavors...slight iron aftertaste, and a thin yet not quite watery palate leave questions as to where the alcohol is...Yes indeed it is the unthick; but flavors are still abound, and for what its worth, i like it.
jtw (1078) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
robust chocolatey, vinous aroma. medium frothy head. nice simple roasty flavor. seems a little thin on body, but i still enjoyed it!
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Nice porter. Had a slight roasty flavor to it.
Reid (1805) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Comes in a very attractive 500ml bottle, nice packaging.
Quite a handsome beer to look at deepest ,darkest garnet..nice tan head..that goes quite fast..leaves beautiful lacing down the glass.
The aroma is mostly of toasted malts..with a nice alcohol undertow.
Taste is sweet for a mega second after it hits the tongue..then a nice treacle like semi-bitterness..almost liquorice like..then a different bitter after taste ( hops?)..nice alcohol warming.
Very nice in the mouth, invigorating.
I found this to be a very drinkable Baltic..my favourite style after all.
3fourths (7799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Creamy sharp licorice aroma, with a soft and creamy palate and a milk smoky milk flavor. Heavy smoke and wood finish.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black color with a nice large tan head that's very retentive and excellent lacing. The aroma is nicely roasted with some milky sweet chocolate notes and some light bittering hops. The flavor is creamy with some mocha flavors but a little too astringent with the dark malts, almost seems like not enough alcohol to balance the amount of malts in this. Baltic porters are great in the 9+% range and this one would be too I imagine.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite dark with a smooth tall khaki head. Fantastic earthy-molasses-dark-fruit aroma, with touches of vanilla, and toffee. Semi-sweet with a touch of roasted bitterness on the finish. Burnt malt lingers. Moderate body, not as full as I expected. Very enjoyable.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. I love the labels on these guys. Black cherry colored, smallish but strong head. Big sweet malty raisin-port-chocolate-caramel nose, not much roasted character. Huge malt character in the flavor, and some smokiness towards the end. I didn't really find this too sweet, it has enough robustness towards the end to keep it from cloying. Just a touch thicker and a little less wine in the front palate would make this perfect, but it's extremely good as is. Seems almost closer to a doppelbock, but I don't care about style adherence when the beer's this good.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with ruby highlights in color and a large off-white head.Chocolate and roasted malt aroma.Bitter/sweet flavor, malty and with a clean dry finish.