Crit (3471) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown, generous tan head.Strong metallic nose,not much else. Flavor is sickeningly sweet and sugary,light coffee.The overabundant sweetness makes it seem flat.
stouby (3871) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, at Benny.
Dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma moderate malty (caramel, roasted). Flavor moderate to heavy sweet. Light to medium body, oily, soft carbonated (a thin body compared to the alcohol)!
Dorwart (2412) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent sized, dense head. Frothy on top. Reduces to a soap sudsy mess of bubbles. Low carbonation. Big licorice aroma with some roasted malts, sweet molasses and a hint of smoke. Color is a very dark brown/black. Sweet and smokey flavor. Lots of roasted grains and a good helping of coffee comes out at the finish. Thinner body than expected. Little sweet but not to bad. Little bit minerally and metallic. Finish is creamy and smooth with a little bitterness from the coffee. Decent but not a great baltic porter.
bu11zeye (12096) - 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 (2665) - Salem, Oregon, 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 (1970) - 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 (810) - Seattle, Washington, 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