JMerritt (1871) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jet black with a brown head that is fully lasting and leaves excellent lacing. Sweet malt aroma is highlighted by fruit edges (grapes and berries). Lightly sweet flavor, somewhat metallic (copper), with a sweet, short lived finish. Thick, creamy mouthfeel is strange, because is accompanies this lightly carbonated, lightly flavored porter.
JPDIPSO (4981) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color with a light chocolate colored near fizzy head. Earthy grains and light fruit in the aroma. Fortified light wine, sorghum, and malt mixture. I envision this being reduced and poured over corn bread.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black as night and twice as delicious. Man, for a place that makes a malt liqour, this is actually a really great porter. Smooth tasting this beer is all about the coffee smell. Surprised as hell, the 7% ABV is hidden quite well. For a buck fifty for over a pint of it, not a bad deal. Classy bottle and a delicious brew.
Dogbrick (9185) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at From The Vine monthly beer tasting Oct 13th, 2003: Clear dark brown with a thin beige head. Light aroma of coffee and malt. Medium body with a mild roasted coffee/malt flavor and a lightly bitter finish. Not bad but nothing memorable about this one.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown. Big,pillowy,off-white, head. Airy aroma of sweet malt,liquorice, roast,and seems lightly hoppy. Texture is kind of watery.Mouthfeel is syrupy,with good,subtle carbonation. Strong liquorice,dark chocolate,flavors. Finish has the slightest roastiness,and is fairly hoppy. Seems over-sugary.Roastiness picks up a little.Wow this is sweet and rich. Ok Baltic.
jimhilt (2457) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a five-fingered light brown head that fades slowly and leaves some lace. Good carbonation. Black as midnight. Nose is clearly a sweet, roasted coffee. Starts smooth, malty and strong coffee flavor, finishes with a little hoppiness and bitterness. A very good porter.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent Baltic porter, and so far my favourite Baltika. Very nice sweet and dryish aroma with all the classic characteristics of the style (chocolate, coffee etc.). Initial flavour is good too but something in the (hoppy and dry) finish doesn't seem perfectly balanced. Maybe a bit too sweet (raisin like?). Still, a fine beer.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I don't know what's wrong with this beer. It smells like wet socks. It's extremely thin. And the taste...just...isn't...right...
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On the poor ebony in color, the head monstrous in size, spumous in texture, the color a light chocolate, after it erodes a thick and glutinous sheet of lace clings mightily to the glass. Mostly malt in the lightly sweet nose, fresh and clean, the start sweet and malt-laden top is skeletal in feel. Finish is mildly carbonated, hops pleasant in their spiciness, very dry, some what tart, and a drinkable beer, but not really anything to scream about.
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2003 This is quite a crafty brew with excellent flavor precipitating out of each and every plate. A thick a lustrous porter with no exceptions to displease, all though purchased very cheap the Baltika people don’t beat around the bush on this one, moderatly priced for an excelent taste.