drewbeerme (3916) - 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.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of smoke, raisins, cocoa, coffee, and nuts. Flavor of smoke, roasted malt, nuts, coffee, dry cocoa, caramel, and dark fruit with an incredibly dry finish.
chibuck (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub.
A dark clear brown with lots of amber on the sides, light tan head, ok retention...Awesome aroma with lots of smoke that has a chili kick to it that is interesting, no pork notes which is slightly disappointing...The taste is decent, not as good as the nose, its just too light. A lot of the smoke disappears and it becomes almost a regular porter.
An ugly porter that smells great, needs a pickup on the taste but worth trying.
nickd717 (4041) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2010. Pours a very dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma is roasty with chocolate and coffee. The flavor is good and to style. Chocolate and slightly sweet caramel malt, roast, and slight earthiness. Not much alcohol presence to it. Medium-bodied with a smooth mouthfeel and average carbonation. This was a fine Baltic porter overall, even if it didnít stack up too well to the awesomeness that is Totality Imperial Stout.
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. Itís 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.