bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a deep mahogany body with a moderate tan head. Aroma of raisins, dustiness, and alcohol. Flavor of malt and dark fruits. A bit thin of a body for a baltic porter.
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours a dark amber color. Aroma is somewhat oily. Some roasted malts and chocolate are detectable. Flavor is sweet and rich. Lots of roated malts along with coffee and chocolate. Long, slightly sweet roasted coffee aftertaste. I can’t detect any alcohol. Good stuff.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Did not detect a 7/8 level aroma (but I am getting over a cold). Dark, but not black color with a nice tan head that fades quickly.
Subtle blend of dark chocolate and vanilla flavors that linger, coupled with a port wine sweetness, finishing with with a touch of alcoholic.
shadey (1912) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appropriate black color with a quickly diminishing tan head. What is left is a thin ring of creamy tan. Aroma is licorice, chocolate, vanilla, and bitter roast. The flavor is mellow to begin with and a nice tang to the finish. Body is a little lighter than I was looking for, but overall a very nice example of a baltic porter.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a sparse, rocky head; nice licorice, port, and burnt sugar nose; smooth roasty maltiness throughout, chocolatey grainy sweetness; viscous and sweet, a bit too sweet; fairly alcoholic finish
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nearly opaque dark brown. Faint, surprisingly light head. This sounded like a crappy novelty beer from some shitty American brewery, but I’m glad I decided to look at the label. Aroma is quite doppelbocky - with chocolate, figs, raisins and porto components. Some vanilla and glints of pipe tobacco. Flavor is initially quite nice - more vanilla and chocolate, but the alcohol quickly burns through that fog. Fades out to sweet instant coffee and a rather harsh roastiness. Palate is syrupy and rather flat, despite high-enough carbonation levels. Coffee with tootsie rolls and vanilla. Still, an interesting find.
AlabastorJones (805) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
orange/tan head, cola appearance, sweet molases, chocolate, roasty finish, malty, alcohol well hidden, good but cant hang with the michigan stylee
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep mahogany with a fleeting beige head. Notes of sweet caramel, prunes, dark chocolate, and port. Full and syrupy mouth. The flavor was on the sweet side. Lacked balance but wasn’t bad.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, filled almost to the top of the neck! Roasty malt aroma, some chocolate and some dark pit fruit presence also. Some booziness noted in the aroma also. Dark brown/deep garnet pour with a tan head that leaves a slight film on the surface of this beer. Thin mouthfeel. Rather fruity, in context of a porter, almost barleywineish to start, maybe an aged barleywine...no wait, I got it...Port wine. I taste port wine. The middle is where the roasted malts come to life, with a nice roastiness to finish. A very different baltic porter than what I have tried before. It is not offensive, but not as good as the others I have tried, most notably Koff Porter.
theyouthman (3) - USA - OCT 15, 2005 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A fantastic beer and one worth coming back for. Nice aroma with a full, smooth flavor (just a slight chocolate) and the perfect acidity.