themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Never had a Baltic Porter and I was quite pleased with this selection. Can’t comment on what everyone else hasn’t mentioned. Decent seasonal brew that will make me pay attention moreso next time it comes around.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bel Air. Pour was a medium bodied deep mahogany/black color with a small bubbly tan head. Aroma was chocolate and raisins with some coffee. Flavors were sweet milk chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, carmel, and raisins. Still, like most Du Claw, the body is the only thing keeping it from being great! Still a very tasty B.P. otherwise.
Holdwine (1050) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big, meaty and dark with a tan head sitting on top. Heavy on the malt. Touch of the fruit way in the background. First few sips were awesome.However, the alcohol becomes more pronounced the more you drink.
bu11zeye (11282) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a deep mahogany body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and dark fruits. Flavor of raisins, toasted malt, oatmeal, and licorice.
argo0 (10425) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bowie) Beige head atop a clear brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, chocolate, caramel, some cherry/raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, roast, caramel, some earthy, cherry, lager yeast sourness. Medium-full body, some stickiness, alcohol well-masked.
Cobra (1096) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bowie, Md release party.
Poured out thick, black, and had some reddish brown highlights. Tan colored head faded fast. Aromas are of espresso, dried plums, some cherries, strangely enough. Flavors are of roasted malts, dried fruits, slightly yeasty too. Medium mouthfeel, decent body, if a little thin. Finished somewhat chalky.