beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pub Glass, Dark light head, this porter pours a black/mahogany. The aroma is the delicious scent of a roasted heath bar. The taste is slightly bitter from the dark grains
But notes of raisins and caramel round it out in the finish. A good beer
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge brown head with a slight roasted/toffee aroma. Deepest mahogoney brown - almost opaque.. Initial smokiness (smoked malt?) and lots of alcohol flavor. Napoleon brandy and pecans, roasted malt and burnt wood. Bitterness pronounced by the alcohol. Hot and dry despite lots of malt. Needed time to breathe. Initial metallic notes dissipated with time. Reminded me of my early attempts to homebrew a bock using kits.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep, dark, near black brown color with a small tan head. Medium thick body. Aroma: rich, roasted, salty malts, banana, light alcohol, rum, chocolate, nuts. Taste: bitter molasses, chocolate syrup, bitter malts, mild hops towards the middle, sweet banana, wheat beer like alochol flavors, finishing bittersweet roasted flavors, with a dry hint of lighter grains.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle brought back for me from Kazakhstan. Very dark, coffee coloured foam head. Aroma is rich and roasty with banana. Flavour is sweet and slightly roasty, clean tasting and rather bitter.
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
due to my russian herritage,i had to pick this one up.this porter had a semi-black body with a tan head.i got mostly malts in the aroma.the flavor gave off banana,malts,and figs.very interesting but a little light for me.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black eclipse color. Small to medium sized head. Aroma is chocolate, nutty and sweet. A light to medium bodied Baltic porter. Malts are fruity, nutty and sweet. Touches of raisins with a little banana. Nice malt character, somewhat sweet but perhaps a little thin and lacking in body. Nice balance. Smooth taste. Much better than I expected this one to be. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet, nutty, marzipan aroma. Dark brown body with ruby-brown highlights. Tan/brown head recedes to cover with some lacing. Mild, roastiness to the sweet flavour with a lasting nutty finish. Creamy and smooth texture but somewhat still and light bodied. Bottle enjoyed with Enkerli and others.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown body on w/a light beige head. Lightly chocolatey and roasty, but roasty comes through more as it warms. Lightly green apple, caramel, & hints of banana ester & alcohol. Flavor is well balanced, lightly banana fruity, chocolatey, w/ a semi sweet finish, and lightly roasty aftertaste. Some toasty malt. Lighter body, not quite watery, but higher carbonation, well hidden alcohol. Unfortunately thin on flavor. I just had the Sinebrychoff porter, and this pales in comparison.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good baltic porter. Thick with a nice malt overtone. Does not have a big head but delivers on the taste. a $2 a bottle a good value for Fl.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick and black like a stout. Aromas and flavors of raisins and malt. This is a great beer.