Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at jackl’s tasting courtesy of Drake, thanks! Brown color, beige head. Aroma of slightly chalky cocoa. Taste is licorice, burnt coffee.
Patrickctenchi (3666) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nearly black with a soapy tan head.
Milk, milk chocolate aroma.
Cocoa powder, caramel flavor.
Creamy yet dry and dusty at the same time.
obguthr (3840) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fudge and prune aroma. Black, thin beige head. Espresso flavor, surprisingly rich. Thin mouthfeel.
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Vintage Cellar shared at the WWGT2D? Charlottesville tasting, 4/5/14. Pours a dark brown color with a thin brown head. Fair head retention. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, earth, mild fruit. The taste is dark fruits, chocolate, roasted malts. Medium bodied, low carbonation. 50th Baltic Porter!
jackl (4608) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ The WWGT2D? Tasting. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny head. The nose is somewhat oxidized. Plenty of cardboard dipped in Hershey’s Syrup. Cherry meat. A bit of roasted malts. The taste is wood, more cardboard. Chocolate cookies and brown bread. Medium body, soft carbonation. Meh-inducing.
Scipio (701) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an inky black with a very minimal dark tan head. The aroma is heavy, with lots of licorice and roasted malts. Slightly smoky with faint chocolate as well. The taste is roasty and full of chocolate. However, there seems to be some metallic flavors as well. Quite a bit of caramel that seems to increase in potency as it lingers on your palate. Aftertaste is caramel and chocolate. It lasts a long time, but becomes rather rank the longer it sits on your tongue. Medium in body with a slick texture, and lacking in carbonation. This isn’t the best.
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: Bottle 500 ml , 2011 Vintage
Aroma deep chocolate , alcohol , tad smoky meaty phenolic feel, backed by molasses. Slight alcohol on top end. Overall nice blend.7+
Appearance : 3+
Top: lighter beige , fine rocky top, sparse lace.
Base: dark brown.
Palate : medium full bodied with below average carbonation.
Taste: Soft, chalky with chocolate malts, hinted by meaty smoke. Alcohol well hidden.
Sammy (8660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dry porter, with cocoa in the aroma, and a wiff of smoke. It tastes precisely the same, dry and cocoa and booze in the finish. Thickish pour.Radek’s bottle.
Cybercat (3332) - Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark chocolate brown a whisker above black with a nice, though not persistent, light tan head. Aroma tempts with notes of licorice, chocolate and roast malt notes. Sweet flavor has chocolate, caramel, licorice and subtle roast malt notes, not strong but still pleasing. Texture has about average fizz and viscosity, leaving a chocolaty and surprisingly hoppy finish. OK, maybe the Czechs still haven’t figured out how to brew outstanding porters, but this is certainly acceptable.
Ughsmash (7136) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL bottle. Poured thick, deep brown with a short-lived smoked khaki head. The aroma picked up sweeter cocoa and vanilla notes with accents of dark fruit and roasty anise.. seemed like a lot of generic roasty black malt too. The flavor found sweet and semi-sweet chocolate throughout, with low-moderate roast to it.. sharper, acrid roast joined vanilla and cocoa powder on the finish. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate.. a little thin on the middle.. just OK, but it definitely hid the boozage.