jerseyjohn71 (261) - corsicana, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, bread, nuts, toast, roasty, hay, cereal, chocolate, resin, citrus, herbs, dough, leather, earthy, leaves, alcohol, soy sauce, raisin, licorice, woody, red, clear, tan foam, frothy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, sticky, lively, average carbonation, long finish,
slowrunner77 (7082) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"full flavored, roasted, slightly sweet aroma. the slightly higher abv lends a nice, full body to this very tasty brew. recommended for a porter with a kick."
eduardovl (1076) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 500ml bottle served in a thumbler glass.
Bottled in December, 8th 2013. Best before the same date, 2014.
A: Pours a dark brown color forming a creamy but quite aired beige head. Medium to low retention and some molasses lacings left in the glass
S: Strong notes of chocolate malts and roasted malts. Notes of dark chocolate, dark fruits and wood. Very bready and biscuity. Blindfolded, I would say that’s a Schwarzbier
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong roastiness. Notes of dark chocolate, chocolate malts, wood, caramel and vanilla. Light bitterness. A mix of roasted and hippy bitterness. Alcohol is perfectly hidden
M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Roasty and woody aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. Smooth and pleasant Porter
[ BA Review @ 5/2/2014 ]
Mainuh_man (258) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5L bottle. Pours black with a big, tan head. Aromas are fairly mild: bread, cereal grain and chocolat.e. Flavor is fairly sweet, with lots of chocolate and some roasted malt coming through. Finishes with some roasted malt bitterness, but sweetness remains. Medium-full body with a slick mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, some nice malt character, but fairly unidimensional flavorwise.
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A beer with potential, but the experience is destroyed by the artificial additive sweeteners the Baltika brewery use.
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown-black coloured. Like the rest of Baltic-Beverage holding’s breweries’ beer it is sweet and rather unclean. Less full bodied than most Baltic porters. Big raisin flavour.
tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from local Eastern European shop. Opaque dark brown, no head. Aroma is faintly roasty, faintly lactic, and a hint of the sea. Those notes are carried through on flavour, but body is a little thin.
(re-rating this as when I entered this earlier today it didn’t save my points settings so gave a false total of 0.5)
conway (2019) - - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cola colored with a thick fluffy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruit and a little marshmallow. Taste adds some roasted malt and a little lactic sweetness. Thin creamy mouthfeel. Very good.
askewbrew (23) - Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out to a tremendous tawny head and very dark brown color. Aroma is smoky, roasty and malty. Flavor is a lagery, steely-clean yet roasty mix with a mocha finish. Mouthfeel is medium-full and creamy. Very good porter.
Beerkenstock (74) - - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drink cool (10-12°C)
Eye: pours a dark brown almost black (coke-like) colour. nice carbonation.
Nose: Coffee, dark chocolate, dark dried fruits, spices and licorice.
Mouth: roasted nuts and malts, dark chocolate, toffee, herbs, pepper, dark dried fruit such as plums and prunes, cranberry, raisins, red grapes, dryed and ripe banana. just a hitn of smoke.
Palate: roasted nuts and malts, dark chocolate, coffee is fading away. just a bit metallic in the end.
Overall: don’t drink this beer to cold, the taste won’t come out as it should. very complex beer with just the right amount of alcohol. really like it!