PorterPounder (7332) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Temple, Txl - Spec’s Liquors - 12 oz can - dark reddish brown pour with a tight off-white head. Aroma has some molasses, some port-like notes. Rich, full-bodied flavor with some chocolate notes, a touch of port, some sweet dates, a touch of red wine. Mouthfeel has a nice thick smoothness to it. Nice belly warmer - even though it is over 90° out at 10:00 at night here in Central Texas.
LinusStick (3237) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice Baltic Porter courtesy one of my past Secret Santas. Aroma was nice right out of the can. Milk and dark chocolate with a hint of toffee. Pour was a deep dark brown/near black with a thin tan film for a head. Taste was good. Strong chocolate and burnt caramel flavors with a nice black licorice background. Very complex for a 7% beer. Actually tastes stronger than that, be that good or bad. Nice carbonation.
Twostal (42) - - MAR 28, 2016
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pour from a can. Very dark pour with creme head. Aroma of can. Flavor of can. Very disappointed
SG111 (1267) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the source. Pours dark brown, nice tan head. Aroma is nice roasted malts, chocolate. Flavor is similar. Very nutty too. I like it of the style. Solid.
csaso (2099) - Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - fair size foamy head, almost black color, much more balanced than I expected, good dark (but not roasty) malt aroma and flavor with a good size kick of citrus hops and the clean finish, really good overall
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SinH4 (3100) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is a bit phenolic, rubber, oatflakes. Taste is burnt breadcrust, bakery. Light. Way too light. Meh.
Beerhunter111 (17008) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sehr dunkel braune Farbe, mittelgroße beige Schaumkrone. Geruch trocken röstmalzig, leicht fruchtig. Geschmack trocken röstmalzig, nussig, rote Früchte.
Brandon1989 (497) - Euless, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very dark brown with a thick khaki head that had some retention but did dissipate somewhat quickly. There was some lacing around the glass but quite minimal. The aroma is dark toasted malts, oats, some woodiness, and alcohol. In the flavor I pick up the dark roasted malts with woodiness to go along with some hop bitterness. There is some oak characteristics in this beer. On the back end I pick up some of the sweeter chocolate and oatmeal flavor as well. Was hoping for something better but still worth a try
seymour (1895) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a cool-looking can into a nucleated schooner glass, thanks Greg! Opaque dark brown colour with sudsy beige foam, thin but long-lasting with a little lace. Extremely malt-forward with lots of complex caramelization. Toffee and massive molasses impression, merging with non-descript hoppy balance to produce a perfumey Belgian Dubbel effect. Subtle toasty and roasty notes, but not as much as most stouts, lacking typical dark stone fruit tartness too. Technically a Baltic Porter using lager yeast, thus there were no ale yeast esters or phenols. Grainy with a hint of sharp rye bite and lots of lingering Munich malt stickiness. Complex, but somehow I just don’t dig the whole as much as I expected. In this case, the whole is less than the sum of its parts, a bit of identity crisis going on, not really true to any particular style. Eh, I don’t usually care about that either, but this is just kinda all over the place, like an overly-ambitious homebrewer who never figures out how to bring it all together. Good not great, glad I had a chance to taste it.
kevinator (1852) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice malty sweet aroma with chocolate hints. Soft brown color with a small head. Full and creamy palate. Toasted malts, muted sweetness, chocolate and vanilla.