sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, - MAR 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle brown, 500 ml, 22 P, non - filtered, lagering time minimum 12 weeks.
Appearance: Pours very dark rubby, cherry to black in colour, heavy roasty essence of Baltic Porter, carbonation of the body is not visible due to its non - transparent texture. Head is beige, off - white, cappuccino like, nutty brown, frothy in texture but slightly rocky. Head is initially big, slowly decreasing to small, leaving traces of lacing
Aroma: Aroma presents the alternation between Zywiec Porter and Amber Grand Imperial Baltic Porters styles. Front is woody and revealing a lot of prune and cherry - plum red fruit oriented off - spins characteristic of Zywiec Porter. On the other hand we have dark chockolate and cacao with vanilla oriented aroma characteristic of Amber Grand Imperial. This juncture is positive about this Baltic Porter, however, it is worth noting that the aroma is not that intensive and lively as in the mentioned beers. Maybe that’s due to its natural effervescence.
Taste: Distinct notes of a variety of 4 barley malts, roasted malt and Munich malt are present at front and are accompained with Pilsen malt and caramel malt. Vanilla, cacao, dark chockolate, milk chockolate, some minerality, saltyness, woody - nutty touch known from Zywiec Porter as well as its prune and red fruit off - spins and easters. It would be in the tight top of Polish Baltic Porters if not some chronic, nasty trend of spoiling a brewing mastercraft by adding extra regular white sugar. Finish duration is moderate to long.
Palate: Body is full, texture is quite sticky, carbonation on palate is moderate, finish feel with perfectly hidden alcohol. Quite pleasureable experience, however, white sugar spoiled that great experience.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled. big thanks to vlad’a for sharing this one in between some of his excellent homebrews. this may have beeen the reason this was a bit of a letdown - dark brown with quite a light head; sweet, syruppy aroma; hints of cocoa and coconut but nothing really to balance out the sweetness
Kamil_ (258) - POLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, deep dark colour. Creamy, long lasting, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is the same as aroma - roasted malt and chocolate. Medium body, average carbonation. Decent baltic porter.
Jamedra (264) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 29, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Láhev 500 ml. Aroma je znát po kvásku a rybízu. Pěna je nízká, moccacino barvy a mizící. Barva samotného piva je temně rubínová. Chuť je příjemně nasládlá, střed připomíná rybízovou marmeládu, okraje sou znát po praženém sladu, přechod do finiše je opravdu silně znát po alkoholu a těžce přehlušuje další chutě.
Cunningham (3663) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Deep dark color with a big tan beige head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, roasted malt and some chocolate.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Roasted malt, fruity and chocolate.
Overall impression: Lovely nice tasty Baltic Porter!
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with EIDesmadre.
jfb (3154) - GERMANY - JUL 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a clear dark ruby colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of caramel, green apple and coffee beans, quite earthy, with hints of gooseberries, treacle and dark chocolate. flavour is mostly dark chocolate and burnt toffee, quite sweet, with a hint of alcohol, lactose and a light roasted-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
diomedest1 (48) - - JUL 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Niezłe piwo, całość ładnie skomponowana, przez co nie jest męczący i ciężki, jak niektóre portery.
MiP (12840) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 Bottle, 8%. Malty aroma, seems a little sweet. Clear dark brown colour, red shine. Stable tan head. The flavour is quite sweet and peppery. Sweet, but OK balance. Slightly bitter and creamy finish. Reminds me more of a Doppelbock than a Baltic porter.
Bamsen78 (1967) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark brown with airy light tan head. Clear aroma of malt with pronounced notes of dried fruit. Sweetish, malty flavour with notes of xaramel and dried fruit. Sweetish aftertaste. OK.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, breadish and dark towards chocolate. Light toasted. Mild sweet and toasted malty. Lingering toasted and caramelish into the finish.
kaziopiwosz (336) - Warszawa / Wałbrzych, POLAND - DEC 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Bitter with some sweety nutes; roasted palate with some sweet finish. Dark foam, stays short. Almost black colour with some cherry reflexes.