Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Bestway.
Pour: Rich brown, tawny appearance. Opaque beauty with thin collar of foam.
Aroma: Leathery, cocoa, almost a cigar/tobacco-like aroma. Notes of dark fruit also.
Taste: A big porter! Immediate warming from the alcohol. Roasted malt forward brew with a hint of molasses and coffee flavors. Definitely a sipper. A muscular brew. Aggressive mouthfeel.
Overall: A freak of a porter, IMHO. Very enjoyable but volatile and potent. After tasting, rating, and finishing this particular bottle, my wife noted that i "smelled like a campfire". Once you imbibe this baltic porter, it literally seeps out of your pores.
boisebeer (57) - boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer--- pours black with light showing through. Little head showing up.
Tastes of chalk butter and Carmel with a strong bite.
Smell is light and not that strong.
oflodarz (48) - New York, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, chocolate, & licorice; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate; Warm finish.
phillybass (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An excellent example of a true porter. Plenty of toasty malt flavor and aroma. Dark red in color. No head. Round palate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
browner (41) - Delafield, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a creamy brown head, almost a delicate lace and good retention. Notes of coffee and some malt. For a 9.4% beer is very smooth and enjoyable enough...great value for the dollar..
yamar1221 (40) - USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A true Baltic Porter! Leave it to the motherland guys. Dense, dark brown with a light head. Strong and dense with malty flavors that include hints of chocolate and roasted coffee beans. For being 9.4% ABV, this guy packs it’s punch while maintaining a well-balanced character.
explosivebeer (36) - Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As the name indicates, this beer poured a nice thick black with a thin tan head. There was chocolate, alcohol, and maybe some sour cherries in the aroma, as well as some breadiness as is breathed a bit. The flavor had lots of chocolate and coffee with a slight creaminess. The malt body balanced the alcohol. It finished smooth. This was a great beer for the price ($2.80 for 500ml bottle) and a good beer regardless of price.
AaronDaniel (35) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. caramel, sweet malt, chocolate, molasses- The high alcohol is completely masked by the sweet satisfying flavor. This is a great drinking porter! Don’t let the price fool you! This is inexpensive excellence. And, a FULL PINT of easy drinking 9.4 ABV for a little over a buck and a half is really a "no-brainer".
aaron_bossart (33) - Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very smooth porter. I enjoyed it very much. The taste isn’t overwhelming, and it has a hint of molasses. Very sweet, highly recommended.
CAmes (32) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Didn’t care for this at all. Odd flavor, strange finish. I’m chalking up to just not getting the Baltic porter style.