jtw (1085) - 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 (1851) - 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 (7861) - 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.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2009 Bomber: Black with a medium tan head. Old chocolate aroma, starts lightly sweet and ends sweet with a lingering fruity taste. If it wasn’t for the 7% it would be a great session beer. At this price it is merely a great way to drink for cheap.
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark bown ale with a small, frothy, light brown head. The nose and flavor are yeasty and chocolatey with notes of toffee and vanilla. Well-balanced. Medium-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Lengthy, burnt, grassy finish.