KansaiBeerLvrs (4186) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle picked up in Sweden, after having the excellent Synebrychoff Koff Porter I was expecting more from this. The color was pitch black but the body was a tad light. The flavor was solid but not as impressive as some other baltic porters I had during my 2013 trip around the Baltic. A good cheap(for Sweden) porter but nothing jaw-dropping.
gripweed57 (1291) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Translucent cola brown color. Thick rocky tan head with clinging lace. Smoky roasted malt nose has hints of cocoa and floral hops. Sweet toasted malt flavor is subtle and smooth. Notes of cocoa and coffee with complex spicy hops. A touch of licorice in mid taste. Dryish finish. I find that the depth of flavor improves as the brew warms. Very well made. A world class porter.
Westchesterco (1670) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle at rustico in Alexandria it is a dark brown color with a slight head. The aroma is mocha and the taste is strong coffee flavor tgat finishes on a strong smokey note
Iphonephan (5677) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 50 cl bottle at Rustico Alexandria. Vinatage 2006. Pours a clear black cola with a tan head. Licorice aroma. Flavors of caramel, butterscotch and tobacco. Smooth, sweet finish.
Gbgbrouge (375) - SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle, dark Brown almost black with low head. Aroma strong with notes of coffee, caramel and a trace of smoke. Taste is bittersweet with notes of coffee and bread. Light bitterness in the finish.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My grateful thanks to my good friend Cantabrian for this birthday gift. My friend takes his Baltic Porters very seriously indeed and for him to offer this to me is a real treat.
It’s obviously black, but when held up to the light there is a rosy mahogany colour in the bottom of the glass. A gibbous crescent of greyish foam sat on top and when I put my nose in the glass I got an array of fresh dark berries: boysenberries, currents, medicinal hawthorn and myrtleberries. I drank in the smell. It was luscious and promising. Those came out in the flavour, but were well balanced with chocolately, licorice malt characters. It was sweet and juicy in a medium body with tangy fruitiness. The finish leaned toward that licorice and medicinal flavour and gave my a but silly grin on my face.
Thanks Eduardo, really.
Maakun (2923) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle labeled just 'porter' but 5.5%. Black with nice but fast disappearing beige head. Liquorice, some dry cocoa, lots of malts and some faint herbs. Some apple and berries. Medium bodied. Ok porter but nothing exceptional for me.
Senap (564) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
En flaska av årgång 2013. Förvånade mild och snäll. All de förväntade smakelementen är på plats. Något nedtonade, lagring?
czar (7040) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours unclear medium dark brown with a small light beige cap showing some retention and lacing. medium roastiness, sweet milk chocolate, fresh coffee beans, faint red fruitiness, although dried fruitiness is present, sweetness - lactose, molasses, hint of cardboard. moderately low carbonation, light body - some texture but feels a tad watery, even this relatively low abv, semi-sweet short peppery-grassy finish. decently crafted but kind of far from the top-50..
cmacklin (675) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 fl. oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small, light brown head. Sweet aroma of dark fruit, roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Sweet flavour of dried fruit, roasted malt, liquorice, dark chocolate, coffee and a hint of smoke with a dry, mildly bitter finish. Full body with a smooth, oily texture and flat carbonation. Very nice porter.