BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep reddish brown with a fizzy and mostly fading head and good lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, brown sugar, prune, molasses, grassy hops, and an earthy ester. The taste is very sweet and molasses like. So much so that the rest of malts and hops got subdued by the sweetness. The finish does display a fruity and coffee quality which saves the beer. The feel is quite strange, fizzy on one hand, syrupy on the other. Overall iit is okay but needs a bit more bitterness to back up all that sweet taste. Thanks for the bottle Joe.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown color with a medium tan head. Sweet molasses, malt, coffee and dark friut aroma with a hint of mushroom. Nice combination of roasted coffee and sweet malt, molasses, and dark friut flavors. Thick feel with a fairly wet finish.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 26, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep, dark chestnut color (bordering on black) with ruby highlights, and a medium begie head. The aroma burst out with tons of licorice (I likes, I likes), sugar, molasses, cinnamon, and a fruity character (plums mainly.) The flavor was very sweet with molasses, licorice, coffee, milk chocolate, tart fruits, and a gentle earthiness. The feel was rather syrupy (nice!) and coating...wet finish. Wonderful porter! Why isn’t this a 100 percentile beer?
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 17, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from BierKonig. Chestnut colored. Tannish head. Sugar and molasses aroma. Flavor is rich and malty but an overwhelming sugar presence throws this off. Syrupy and bordering on sickly sweet.
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black/brown; can barely see through it against the light. A 15 second head. Has a dense, sweet aroma of caramel, roasted malts, and carob (? of all smells) came through pretty strong. Immediatly noticed black licorice in the flavor, toffee, raisins, and Nyquil cheery flavor. Weird, but that’s what it reminds me of somewhat. Although the alchohol is well hidden, it still finishes with a nice warm zing. Mouthfeel is syrupy and leaves a sweet coating. Not too satisfied with this (being my first baltic porter). I hope to find better in the future.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a slight mahogany tinte. Big bubbly tan head with nice lacing quality. Aroma is dominate with caramel sweet malts . Some coffee and licorice get through so that it smells just like raisins. Quite sweet, getting kind of syrupy with some roasted malt character. Leaves with a sweetness in the mouth. Would have liked a little more hops and bitterness.
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly black with a dark red tint on the sides. Large, bubbly head leaving lace. Aroma is roasty, with lots of malts, a hint of aniseed and light coffee. Flavor is bittersweet roasted malts, a little zesty from the alcohol but not strongly present. Leaves a pleasant aftertaste of roasted malts.
jackamackson (127) - USA - FEB 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black/brown with a little bit of a tan head. aroma is roasty coffee, some alcohol. tastes kind of tart. very roasty and a litle raisiny. pretty good mouthfeel, a little bit syrupy. good, but i probably wont go out of my way to buy it again
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nearly black in color with a large tan head. Light roast, licorice and molasses aroma. Some grainy flavors, light roasted barley, and a hint of licorice. Dry toasty finish. The abv is hidden pretty well.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Earthy, sulphury aroma with some plum and blackberry on top of a brownish black syrupy baltic porter with a smallish tan head.Flavor is sweet and coffee-ish with a roasted bordering on burnt caramel aftertaste. Some diacetyl and not really my thang....