beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark fudgy brown with a crimson glow at the bottom. A small, big bubbly cap of tanned foam barely surfaces over the edge. Sporatic lacing in spots and tiny strings.
Aroma is dark and malty rich with a very assuming forward presense of molasses with favorable hints to dark fruits adding raisin, fig, and dates to the mix with a light coating of soured milk chocolate.
Taste shadows a nice reflection cast by the aroma with largely dark malt richness of molasses and the dark fruity stuff of raisins, dates, and figs. A bit thin in the middle. Finishes well with a brown sugar spiced alcoholic warmth with a smooth, slick little coating of tootsie roll chocolate. Semi tangy and darkly sweet for most of its ride until the finish were it turns to a nice chocolate candy thickness.
Medium thinned body with a subdued richness to it and silky slick and smoothly textured with very low carbonation. As it should be for a Baltic Porter.
A pretty solid brew and recommended.
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
WOW alcohol screams in an loud voice "Iím here" ! Dark mohogany color with a off-white tannish head. Licorice notes mingle with malt and a slightly astringent note (possibly alcohol) Great price, but I probably will not buy again.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2007 Color; 60K mile motor oil. Nose; sweet malts. Palate; full nectar, smooth like silk. This is as the name implies. A sweet porter w/ bursting flavors and high alcohol (well hidden). Itíll keep you warm on a cold night when your girl has left you on the front porch to think about what youíve done. Overall: a big malty style thats a little out of balance.
Crit (3762) - 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 (4382) - Holbśk, 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 (2500) - 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 (12593) - 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 (2953) - 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 canít 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 (2068) - 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.