ElDesmadre (1716) - Mikołów, - MAY 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Blackish brown with a creamy head. Strong aroma but without a dominant note. All is in equilibrium here - coffee, dark chocolate, plums, port wine, ground cocoa and some sourish-mineral notes. Low ABV for a baltic porter but a remarkably full body. The flavour remains quite subtle, with the oily consistency being skilfully balanced by a sourish note, the roastedness becoming evident only in the aftertaste, where there is a note of ash behind the coffeeish-mineral flavour. Light sweet, light bitter, light sourish, a bit of coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malt, mineral notes... This beer is all about moderation in its component parts but on the whole it is remarkably sumptuous.
Lilja (1772) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från SB. 2009 vintage. Smak och doft av mörk torkad frukt, madeira, marsipan och lite kokkaffe, choklad och soja. Trots låg alkoholhalt har smakerna utvecklats bra. Rund och len, lätt beska.
Vignale (2172) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB. 2009 vintage. Jag har druckigt den några gånger men aldrig så här gammal. Tydlig utveckling med mycket mörk torkad frukt, madeira, marsipan och lite kokkaffe, choklad och soja. Känns inte platt utan ganska spänstig men betydligt lättare än som färsk. Ingen stor doft men smaken håller. Funkar riktigt bra att lagra.
outlawskies (446) - - NOV 4, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Julie says that it taste a little burnt. Overall ok however the burnt smell limits her enjoyment smells metalicy she gives a 3.0
sturmthis (608) - Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Dark brown color with one finger white head. Roasted malt and slight cocoa aroma. Sweet taste of cocoa and dark fruits. Ends dry. Good.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2331) - 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 (763) - 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 (1092) - 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 (3624) - 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 (144) - 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 (1788) - 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.