Tmoney99 (13080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap sample. Poured dark clear brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium dark sweet flavor with medium dark sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft beer.
shrubber85 (10036) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Chocolate barley malt aroma. Dark chestnut with small head. Sweet chocolate malt with a hint of cherry. Light alcohol finish. Excellent - full-bodied and easy to drink.
b3shine (7756) - Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at the Eccentric Cafe. Looks decent; pretty thin though. A transparent brown with thin off-white lacing. Smells solid; dark malt and roast. Tastes like it smells, but surprisingly smooth; the roast is more subdued and gives way to a semi-sweet malty backbone with notes of chocolate. Not bad.
JaBier (6503) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at the Eccentric Cafe on 3/30/13. Clear reddish brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, chocolate and roast. Malty sweet flavor with some caramel and chocolate before a dank finish.
Pailhead (6278) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: The aroma consists moderate-heavy milk chocolate, light roast, and espresso. It’s a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small tan head. The flavor starts with moderate-heavy milk chocolate. There is some light plum/grape in the background. The finish has light roast, coffee, and some alcohol. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, a solid Baltic Porter with a strong chocolate presence.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Eccentric Café. Clear ruby brown with a small layer of tan foam resting on top. Aroma is dark and fruity with dates, figs, raisons, malt and a hint of booze. Taste is up front dark fruit with raisons, dates, toffee and light tannins. Sweet throughout.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Deep milk chocolate brown body, tight medium buff head. Aroma of chocolate, hot alcohol, and spices. Chocolate and roasted malts greet the palate, which has a strange spiciness and an unpleasant lingering acrid bitterness. Chalky, with a touch of licorice. After several sips, some charred brown sugar elements became apparent, but didn’t mesh well with the chocolate and surprisingly prickly alcohol. This is simply a case of the parts not working together, and the beer misses the mark as a Baltic Porter. A huge disappointment.
Art (2941) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bell's 3/31/13. Malty aroma. Very dark brown pour. Slightly harsh taste.
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BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer. Had this at their tap room in kalmazoo with Raith. Lots of caramel and roast. Slightly sweet.
MrBunn (2658) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Eccentric. Pours a deep brown with aromas of coffee grounds and topsoil. Oddly I’m not picking up that over ripe plum aroma I associate with the style. Flavor is Baltic cloyingness with lots of dark sugar and that coffee ground edge. Even though this is different from almost every Baltic porter I have tried, I still don’t care much for it. Sticky and sweet.