Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2009
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This Baltic poter is outstanding, with rich, complex flavour and texture, yet high drinkability.
Basically black, it has a very large, rich, frothy light brown head that shrinks only slowly to a permanent, thin, foamy top and rich, frothy lace.
The aroma is mild wine, chocolate, prunes, toast. Although with firm, complex elements, it’s somewhat subdued.
The taste is rich, complex, smooth and clean. All flavours, sweetness and bitterness are beautifully balanced with complex taste of leaves, chocolate, dark toasted brown bread, prunes, a hint of port, some raisin, black pepper, the latter stronger in the finish, with an increasing taste of black coffee condensed with brown sugar that is stronger by the end. It is rather dry throughout, not too bitter or sweet. In the middle, it has a definite but light sweetness and light but slightly stronger bitterness right at the finish, but for most of the time, up front and in the final finish and aftertaste, it is mostly dry, clean, and leafy.
Alengrin (975) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of a small league of archetypical, historically important Baltic porters, with thin but stable, deep beige head and totally jet black colour through which no light whatsoever can penetrate. Dry and assertive aroma of coffee powder, leather, nutmeg, dried banana, caramel and bitter chocolate. Strong and deep dark malts in the mouth, lots of roasted bitterness, oily texture, some cocoa but coffee-like taste predominates, vague candied fruit sweetishness, hoppy finish. Powerful beer with loads of personality.
wiosna (94) - - AUG 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33 pullo@ St.Urho. syvän ruskea ja samea. Tuoksussa paahteisuutta vahvasti, mutta ei hyökkäävästi. Maku paahteinen mallas, hiukan kirpeä, ei liian paksu vaan kevyehkö.
nazzty (921) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Great flavors of burnt caramel and chocolate which unfortunately is taken down a bit of a pushy alcohol taste.
cmacklin (251) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. A black beer with no head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, liquorice and alcohol. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, dried fruit, liquorice and a bitter coffee finish. Full body, with a creamy, oily texture and flat carbonation.
hackobock (1292) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours dark brown/black with a dense brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, light ash and smoke. Taste is medium bitter roasted with ash and a light/medium licorice and malty sweetness. Medium bodied, average carbonation.
Ingevara (795) - SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tar black. Medium head, colored like pepparkaksdeg. Smooth mouthfeel. Smoky dominance. Hops and herbs, prunes and licorice root, syrup and bitter chocolate. Somewhat acidy, but not too much. Sweet.
HonusWagner (1365) - Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of a boring, straightforward take on the style, roasty and more stoutlike in flavor than most Baltic Porters I’ve had, but with the body that is typical of the style. Tasty and certainly worth the 3 bucks I spent, but not nearly as delicious as the peak beers in the style.
elloboksi (11) - FINLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pullosta tuoppiin kaataessa näyttää kuin pahasti karstoittunutta, mutta kermaista öljyä kaataisi. Tuoksu on sopivan kutsuva ja antaa pientä esivivahdetta vahvasta mausta. Maku ja jälkimaku ovat paksut ja aromikkaat. Tykkään.
arminjewell (6152) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of bottle, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of caramel, roast, ashy, coffee notes, hints of dark cocoa, slight yeast, touch of grain. Taste is a mix of some slight roast, cardboard, ashy, cardboard, slight yeast, finishing fairly bitter, slightly sweet.
DocJitsu (902) - Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a short-lived, but mocha colored head. Very pungent smoky olive nose. Not quite as thick as expected, but smooth. Fruity, chocolate covered raisins, and prunes. Prune gets progressively bitter at the finish.