drewbeerme (3836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft, Pours black tan head nose caramel, port wine, vanilla, really great aroma. Flavors of vanilla, Jammy fruit, caramel, milk chocolate, subtle roast
throughout, touch sherry oxidation finishes. Good wine ba beer.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drught at the brewpub. It’s nice to see these guys trying out some lagers, and I think this definitely came out better than the landbier. Pours a very dark brown color with a small head. The aroma is a smooth mix of bread and chocolate, getting into darker bread crust as well. The flavor is chewy and smokey with a thick bready backbone, burnt sugars, chocolate and smooth roast. Clean, mild bitterness and a medium sweetness. Full bodied but not hard to drink at all. A seemingly very baltic porter, and not just one in name, which is nice to see.