Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderately dark brown color with a tan head. Nose is of caramel, a bit if roast, chocolate, and dark fruits. The taste is mildly fruity with some darker flavors taking the front. Good feel with good carbonation and a bt of heat. Drinks well bt fairly ordinary.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-01-2010
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark bruin body with a tan head and light retention. Aromtically sweet and roast y with chocolate malts, roasted coffee, caramle notes, and a some light earth like spices. Spiced body sharp licorice bitter sweetness with a kiss of caramel and a dry slighly mineralic finish. Pretty good.
drowland (7352) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2/22/11. 12oz bottle. Dark brown pour with red edges under a fluffy tan head that sticks. Very light aroma of chocolate coffee and bitterness that reminds me of a schwarz. Sweetish flavor at first that transitions to a hint of sour with chocolate and coffee and finishes plenty dry. Eh.
gnoff (9257) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at their name restaurant at Washington Dulles airport, on February 2, 2011
Dark brown color, tan head. Sweet vinous scent. Sweet, fruity, malty, alcohol taste. Smooth mouthfeel, fairly low sort of grainy bitterness.
Scubatrip (609) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at BWI airport, this may be the best airport beer Iíve ever had. Pours black with a thin head, semi-sweet aroma reminiscent of cookie dough with a hint of vanilla. Taste is mostly malty with notes of chocolate and barrel vanilla. Thin but not watery. On itís own, nothing too special, but a very welcome relief from the normal airport fare.
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a pint glass.
4.5 A: Clear dark brown. Killer head. Two finger of it and frothy as all hell. Awesome retention and plenty of lacing.
3.0 S: Maybe my nose is malfunctioning today, but I donít smell a damn thing. Maybe a bit of roasty toasty malts.
3.0 T: Hints of chocolate and coffee. Really boring overall though, especially for a 7% ABV. Tastes like a few stouts Iíve had that didnít taste like anything.
3.0 M: Medium-full body. Good carbonation, decently creamy. Chalky aftertaste.
3.0 D: Not anything special at all, but no huge problems either.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-29-2009 02:29:08
chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, Thanks Casey! Pours a dark choolate with a tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is mellow with slight chocolate malts and a little doughy yeast. Palate is thin, but goes down easy. Taste is a mellow porter with a smooth finish.
nickd717 (3855) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Chevy Chase in DC. Itís Christmas and my family hates it, but still: tick, tick, tick...on it goes. Dark brown with a one finger tan head and some lacing. The aroma is roast, chocolate, nuts, and caramel. The flavor is mildly sweet with caramel malts, roast, chocolate, earth, and anise. Only a little above average flavorwise. Medium-bodied with average carbonation and moderate smoothness. Decent but not too impressive Baltic porter overall.
BeerandBlues2 (11460) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with flat lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, chocolate, caramel, nutty), light hops (woody), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of dates. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, chocolate, caramel, nutty), light hops (woody), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of dates. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish. Rather disappointing.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A sugary generic Baltic porter. Just ok.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed about 6 months after receiving it from CaptainCougar, thanks Tom (probably 1 year old or so).
The look: Near black body topped by a medium beige head with good retention
In long: Nose of black coffee and burnt wood. Taste has lots of black liquorice candy, some black coffee, toffee, earth, cigar leaf, dried fruits, figs. Not hops presence at all. Body is a bit slim. After-taste of white sugar. Tasted like a fruit-flavored candy with a sip of black coffee. Nothing bad, nothing really good either. This beers takes the extra out of extraordinary.