Sammy (8636) - 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.
markwise (4467) - 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.
SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
poured into tulip glass
nice dark black with a brown edging to it. decent amount of head, sticks around a while.
smells like chocolate, roast, coffee, and some tobacco/leather notes.
the taste was acrid dry and a bit burnt. behind that was some underlying chocolate and slight cherry flavors. more what i would expect from a baltic porter. some wood and tobacco as well.
mouthfeel was too dry. decent medium body to it. but roasted dryness kills
drinkability was average at best due to the roasty dryness of the 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, it’s easy to drink and true to style.
radarsock (913) - Vermont, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
StFun supplied. Thanks! 650 mL bottle containing a darkish wooded brown with which a khaki head half a fingernail in length rested on. Smells fairly sweet, boozy and caramelized. Raisins on the forefront, met with pilsener malt, ash, and chocolate potato chips. Perhaps some yeast, as well. Tastes basically how it smells: raisins, caramels, smoke and artificial chocolate. Heat, soured milk, tobacco and yeast by swallow. Was kind of a like a dark beer smoothie wherein a few dark beers are blended together in a blender hoping for the best. This is not terrible, or great. It’s... fine, for the most part.
gendv138 (1330) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 ounces on draft at ChurchKey during the SAVOR Surly event, probably left over from the previous night’s event. Dark brownish black with tan head. Thanks solidfunk! Aromas of smoke, peat, chocolate. Tasting notes of peat, smoke, light chocolate. Medium body with a light mouthfeel.
cpetrone84 (1379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"A-pours a jet black liquid with a creamy light brown colored head.
S-hints of chocolate with lots of burnt ashy aromas, notes of burnt coffee, light plum malty sweetness in the back.
T-the taste has hints of chocolate with more of the ashy burnt aromas, malty sweetness with a light hop presence bringing some floral flavors and a hint of bitterness.
M-extremely smooth and creamy, medium body, actually slightly thin in the back with a light carbonation and bitter finish.
D-this is ok, taste is better than the nose, the flavors have a much less burnt components and ash than the nose. plain but not bad."
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Sessions. Pours pitch black with a small tanned head leaving some laces. Aroma is slightlybroadted, malty, sweetish, fruity, bready and some chocolate. Flavor is a bit watery, acidy slightly roasted and sweet in front, bitterness yet not too heavy with slight soapy and grassy touch. Finishes bitter dry.
MrChopin (3280) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taste thanks to Chris!
dark black, puffy cream head with light lacing. Straightforward chocolate, lightly dirty roast, grainy Graham cracker in the back. Heavy fudgy flavor, lightly bitter roast through the finish. Mouth is coating, a bit dark chocolate bitter, not green enough. A bit of dark fruit in the finish.
radagast83 (4644) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared at CK with gendv138 and solidfunk. Thanks! Body was a very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was some peat, smoked malts, touch of dark chocolate and some molasses. Flavor was light smoke, some chocolate, malts. Okay, but this one wasn’t really my thing.