NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma was sweet fruity caramel coupled to a roasted and smokey character which housed chocolate and a moderate acidity. The aroma was fruity with some dark fruits of raisins and prunes. The beer poured into the glass crystal clear blackish brown with a ruby highlight and a short lived tannish head which traced a bit at the glass. The flavor was nicely smooth with chocolate and a bit of espresso coffee roast. The flavor was malty and smooth and never harsh or acidic on the palate. The dark fruits were presence, once again raisins and prunes. The finish ended fruity and dry with a lasting nice presence of chocolate and light roast into the aftertaste. The body was just above medium with a fairly low level of carbonation but a smoothness on the palate. A really nice Baltic with only a smidge of warming alcohol post consumption. 16.9 ounce bottle.
baggio (329) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apperance: Very black with a nice brown lace. Beautiful.
Aroma: Raisins, Molasses, Bitter chocolate, Ripe fruit.
Flavor: Espresso, Ripe fruit, Chocolate, Roasted grain, Caramel.
Palate: Very smooth and quite thin liquid makes this an easy drink. Very little carbonation.
This brew is just dangerously drinkable for a 9.4% ABV porter. It’s been sitting in my beerpantry for about a year and it has improved quite a bit. It feels alot smoother now. I could easily have a few of these in one evening. Recommended!
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark as night. Poured to medium head that stuck around. Aroma of caramel and licorice. In the begining it was lighter than expected and pretty much stuck to that. The alcohol is high and you feel it by the end of the pint.
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a medium tan head. Lots of legs and good retention. A looker! Smooth aroma of chocolate and slight coffee notes with roasty malts alcohol and sugar. Flavor is semi sweet chocolate with a slightly bitter finish and a nice alcohol burn. Big bag of yummy.
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....
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow, at $1.64 this was a bargain, but I must admit I was a little weary in trying this one. A true baltic porter from Eastern Europe, they say, is the last remnant of what true English porters used to be back in the day. While that may, or may not, be the case - this beer may be reason enough why the style died out in the first place. In fact, I’m struck with the vision of a Polish homeless man stumbling around the streets drunk with this in his paper bag. Incredibly over the top cloying sweet and acrid. Obviously no advanced thought went into attempting to create a microbrewed beer with an artisan feel. Just an insane amount of simple sugar dumped into a beer to jack up the alcohol level with no thought given to adjusting the bitterness to compensate.
tomxcs (321) - 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.
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The alcohol really shines through here, making this a good one to wind down the night. All of the traditional porter flavors are here, although this one goes heavy on the sweetness. Personally, I thought it was delicious, a great way to warm up in the winter perhaps.
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour, clear with no head. Aroma of chocolate with a touch of chicory. Light flavor, a touch of bitter the end.
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best beers I’ve ever had, thus far. Smooth, rich chocolate aroma. Flavor was more sweet goodness. My friend commented that "it tastes like someone poured caramel corn all over beer!". The facet of this porter that separated from other porters that I’ve had was the 9.4%. With such a finely made beer, the alcohol was wonderfully hidden. Wowie zowie is the best way to express my love of this beer.