zdk (1871) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at Max and Jessís place - dark black pour with reddish highlights. Roasted malts and chocolate, faint alcohol and vanilla. Coffee roast with a dry bitterness. Bit hot at the finish with some carbonic notes.
Huhzubendah (3543) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Lunch at my place last weekend. Thanks Paul!
A: This beer has a near black body (itís on the darkest side of brown or perhaps a light black). It appears dark brown at the summit when held to the light. There is about an inch of head that leaves small traces of lacing on the glass.
S: Roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits, alcohol.
T: A good tasting beer. Perhaps my expectations were too lofty, having tried Sexual Chocolate and Barrel-Aged Sexual Chocolate earlier that evening. Itís basically a good brew, but not terribly exciting or flavorful. Notes of dark fruit soaked in alcohol, roasted malts, and chocolate comprise the bulk of the flavors.
M: Medium - thick bodied with an appropriate level of carbonation. Thereís a warming alcohol presence in the finish.
D: A decent example of the style, though not stellar. Iíd be curious to have this again, as no one that tried this that night was particularly impressed.
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 13, 2005
6/07/2011: Foothills Baltic Porter... Aroma: Dark chocolate; roasty; cherry-like sourness. Appearance: Deep brown; dark beige head. Flavor: Belgian chocolate, medium roast coffee notes; red wine middle, dry roasted malt, mocha/cocoa, and chocolate finish; balanced bitterness; alcohol completely hidden. Palate: Medium-full body; smooth and mellow. Overall: Really flavorful and easy to drink.
1 Pt 6 fl oz bottle (Alc 9% by Vol., SRM 40.6, IBU 51.7) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #132 for this beer.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, thanks to whomever shared this! Dark brown, near-black color. Thin off-white kind of khaki bubbly head. Dots and bits of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of chewy, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Great dark chocolate, cocoa nibs. Light to moderate roast, mild coffee. Moderate sweet-plus taste, moderate bitter. A very solid assertive roasty baltic porter.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from August 2010, consumed relatively fresh in October 2010. Black at first glance, closer inspection reveals a clear but dark mahogany body with glints of violet and mauve. An initially fizzy head of dark khaki to mocha colored foam is quick to recede, leaving no lace, and nothing but a pencil lead thin ring around the edge. The nose is pretty standard Baltic Porter fare, combining robust chocolate malt roast, creamy caramel, and hints of coffee with fruitler elements of figs, raisins, and maybe some chocolate covered raspberries. Toasted walnuts emerge, along with perhaps some hazelnuts and dark, mildly spiced rum. Flavors again tow the line between roasty and sweet. Toasted caramel and dry chocolate receive an infusion of hazelnut liquor, crusty bread, and some surprisingly potent, biting, earthy hops. Brown sugar and spicy nutmeg come through on the lengthy finish. The palate is noticeably thinner than that of other Baltics Iíve tried, but it still shows decent substance. Intensely lively carbonation needles the tongue aggressively, ushering in a dry, almost parching finish with some dry residual sugars. Overall, itís a pretty decent brew, but there are some noticeable flaws that keep this out of the top tier of the genre.
Cavie (4311) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy exiled. Pours a clear dark red color with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee, caramel, dark chocolate and heavy malts. Flavor is dry chocolate with heavy roast and dark Malts. Finishes slightly sweet and malty.
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A tasty though not great porter. Yes, chocolate and sweetness all whipped up, fluffy and granular malted milk mouthfeel. The bitterness is hops and I was Ok with it, although my 23-year old who shared the bottle thought it was a it metallic and not spot on the style.
Garbageman (487) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Brewery. Pours a deep black in color with small tan head. A balanced aroma in sweetness, roasted chocolate and malt. Clean and not too heavy.
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to the Atlanta crew for sharing this one. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose is some roast, slight malt, some yeast, and slight dark fruit. Flavor is similar with a nice portery finish. Interesting beer.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:Roasty notes, a little bit of sourness.
Appearance:Very dark brown. Nice head that dissipates quickly.
Taste:Dark Chocolate, roasty malts, a little coffee. The foretaste also has some of the sour notes I associate with dark roasts. The mid to aftertaste has some caramel notes.
Palate:Smooth and creamy. Medium to heavy body. Good carbonation.
Overall:This is a good example of a baltic porter, itís easy to drink and true to style.