maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on 11/23/2008 from Beer Run in Charlottesvile, VA. Bottled on 11/12/2008. Clear black body with ruby highlights and a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet malty, somewhat grainy aroma with hints of chocolate and molassas, slightly astringent. Big roasty flavor, some slight smoke, more chocolate and molassas, with light grain in the finish. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.
Braudog (5462) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2012 This was the best beer available during an overnight in Shenandoah National Park. It was a drinkable, decent dark beer, but certainly didn’t think it lived up to the Baltic Porter moniker. Lightly roasty with a dry finish. (#3486, 11/2008)
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark brown color with a small, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, smoke, nuts, and burnt toast. Taste of roasted malts, light caramel, chocolate, smoke, nuts, and a dry finish.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2009 Thanks to Butters. Pours a tan head with a dark brown body. Roasted and toasted, coffee, hint of cocoa, with regard to aroma and flavor. Mild bitterness on the palate. Well balanced and pleasing.
TomDecapolis (4386) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 8, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to weearerockband. Pours a brownish amber with a small bubbly off white head. Aroma of toasted malt, light chocolate and grainy malts. Flavor of the same with some light smoke and lots of toasty notes along with some nuts.
EithCubes (4575) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 120408. Darkly malty nose with lightly bitter and strongly roasty overtones. Dry nuttiness and touch of black licorice. Mahogany nearly-opaque pour with a rocky, pillowy light brown head. Dry, gritty, roasty taste has backed off a bit, main body instead comes off saccharine and berry-laden. Smooth chocolate and an acidic tang that detracts somewhat. Mid-/full-bodied with well-hidden alcohol and absolutely no burn; much smoother than most of the Baltic porters I’ve had - and that’s probably for the better.
nuplastikk (4091) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Intense choco-coffee dark malt aroma. Thick black-brown color with some stained glass red edges. The taste is rich, malty, and smooth. Some stouty roasted malts and Rye really help in rounding out the dark balance of the beer. There is no real tinge of alcohol like in most true Baltic examples. A really good beer, complex, yet still has a watery smooth, sweet finish
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle dated 11-12-2008 Pours a Deep cola like which you can not see through. Has a quickly diminshing tan head which produces a thin light lacing. Has plent of sense tingling aromas. Chocolate coffee, licorice and nutty malts. Lightly carbinated is perfect for this hearty sweet beer. Very smooth and a wonderful mouthfeel. No real noticable aftertaste. A very good beer. I really enjoyed it.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Bottle stamped bottled on 112008. Poured a deeper mahoaony color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of roast, piney - rye, chocolate, and some nuttiness. Tastes of chocolate, roast, lightly earthy, caramel, and some rye. Alcohol content well hidden. Light lacing left on the glass.
bitbucket (2155) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks Ty5592! Pours brown with a creamy and somewhat lacy beige head at cellar temp. Sweet aroma of chocolate, caramel, licorice, cookie dough. Nicely rounded medium body with light, fine carbonation. Sweet taste of chocolate, caramel, licorice and fig contributing to chewy malt goodness. Dry espresso finish with some smoke and just a sliver of pine. This beer seems to have pretty much nailed the style.