jkwalking05 (3686) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated at BTBF 2012 (Backlog). Deep brown in color with a small tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, light caramel, chocolate, and light spice. taste is of roasted malt, light molasses, chocolate, and earth.
Headbanger (3276) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can 11/8/13 (Whole Foods-Lamar)-46° in English Pint-Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste of the same with some more chocolate and sweetness. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.
pete4999 (1029) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery on Halloween. Not sure I get the whole "Baltic porter" angle...I just thought it was a basic porter/light stout. Pretty sweet, chocolatey, with a dark brown/black pour and nice tan head. Kinda overwhelming on the sweetness, not exactly a balanced beer. Very nice if you like sweet stouts, I’d think.
wchesser (1144) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extra from errl-thanks, Chris. Deep brown black with nice ring of carbination. Roast malt, cocoa on nose. Roasted malt, bakers chocolate, and spicy hops. Great canned beer. Under rated.
JStax (2956) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce can poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker brown, nearing black, with a big, bubbly head of khaki foam. The aroma has notes of leather, raisin, and molasses. Tastes of dark, roasted, charred walnuts. Bitter finish.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
brown, tan head with okay retention. lots of coffee, chocolate, roast, toffee. medium bitter, medium sweet, medium body, thinnish feel.
UDBeernut (1654) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep amber with tan edges and head. roasted malt and toffee nose. taste is big roasted malts, slightly astringent.
lb4lb (2520) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with short lived light brown head. Smell is moderate roast malt and a bit tinny. Taste is roasty but watery and thin body. Sharp hop bitterness too. Overall not bad but would be better with a richer body.
douglas88 (5903) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours a jet black color with a medium silky brown head. A smooth nose with light roast, chocolates, some metal. The flavor is rich, smooth and tasty: dark fruit, metal, dry oats and certainly spicy robust rye shine here. Comes across like a earthy big oatmeal and spicy brew. Very good. Not a Baltic in flavor, more of a straight porter or even FES.
brystmar (1236) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Brewery lists this as a Baltic Porter but calls it a stout. Hmmm.
Dry porter yeast is unmistakeable. An odd combo of flavors trying to break through all at once: chocolate malt, Reese's pieces, roasty grain, dark hops, and a touch of mint chocolate chip at the end. Wtf is going on?!
...Yet everything kinda works. Kinda. I definitely like a few aspects of this brew. A few tweaks here and there might yield great results. And they need to tone down the carb too.
An interesting brew, to say the least.