Brigadier (2600) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle
Thanks to jerc for giving me a bottle of this. It was so tempting that it moved right to the front of the queue. All told it was actually a solid baltic porter. Not heavy on the palate despite the ABV it makes for a nice nightcap.
Aroma / Appearance - Short lived the beige head collapsed like a sandcastle at high tide. The black fluid base soon took over the full glass. Dark and bittersweet chocolate, blackberry, smoke, and airy coffee complement each other nicely. Well balanced and thought out it is clear some craft and care went into this one. The ashy finish is the cherry on top of a solid product.
solidfunk (2587) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tastes of sweet malt - a little too sugary for me. Smells sweet too. No head retention, pours clear brown. A little roast but not much. Meh. Bottle to kill the hangover.
SlovakSniper (2503) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Le liquide est brun foncé presque noir. Le mince col de mousse qui se dépose s’estompe aussitôt. Au nez, notes douces de malt foncé avec une touche de mélasse et des pointes évidentes de dattes. Dans les saveurs, le malt foncé revient sous un aspect plus chocolaté. Il dessine son profil autour de la présence d’un sucre cuit et de fruits foncés. Présence de notes herbeuses. Le liquide présente une densité corporelle moyenne et une texture liquoreuse. Arrière-goût sucré et amer avec une apparition légère du 9% d’alcool. (Bouteille de 500 ml en provenance de Dieppe, N-B).
garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Tupalev. Appearance: Pitch black with a small orange head. Aroma: Malt with lactose, slight chocolate and a tiny tiny amount of alcohol. Flavour: Very thin body, some dark fruit, some carbonation, chocolate, malt, creamy with a spicy finish, kind of made my gums tingle a little.
pintbypint (2272) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml brown bottle. Rusty bottlecap! Pours out deep brown with dark red highlights. Good sized column of tan foam on top. Modest lacing on the glass. Chocolate nose with fruity notes. Flavor has dark chocolate malt, roasty bitterness, raisin, earthy malt and a light smooth alcohol prescence that mostly stay hidden. Medium body, soft and creamy in the mouth, soft carbonation. Lingering dark malt aftertaste, light bitterness. Very drinkable for a being 9%abv.
beastiefan2k (2197) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle shared by JoeMcPhee. Poured into a copita glass with a larger brown head and a black body. Aroma is partially affected by the overcarbonation, take some elements away from it. Otherwise, there is a good amount of roast and light cocoa maltiness. The flavor is nicely balanced with the thick roast, cocoa and light dark fruit sweetness. It’s easy drinking yet full of flavor. Just needs a little less carbonation.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at the Tally tasting, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is bitter roasted malts, cocoa, and soy. Flavor is rich complex layers of roasted, chocolate, caramel, and burnt malts. Very nice.
ontbeermaker (2152) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, same as pictured. I dont know how long that bottle was sitting there but when the beer was opened the cap had rusted and let a nice rust residue on the top of the bottle. Almost surely leaving some in the beer. After that happened I still went on to drink some of the beer. I don’t think that cap should have rusted no matter how long it sat there. Pretty funnky stuff. Anyways about the beer, it poured a dark brown to blacky colour. It had a light head from an aggressive pour. The beer tasted decent, really exactly what you expect from a porter, nothing more nothing less, Not extremely appetizing. After that rust insident I would probably search for another porter I wanted rather then springing for another one of these, due ot the rust as well I dumped most of it down the drain, It seemed like the beer really drinking have much flavour
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown in colour with a thin but long lasting tan head, light lacing. The aroma is of dark chocolate, caramel, alcohol, toffee, earth, burnt malts. The flavour is very boozy, thin, liquorice and chocolate. Hot alcoholic mouthfeel, medum/light body, mild carbonation. Finishes long, very hot with lots of booze.
A strange Baltic Porter. Very heavy on the alcohol and too thin.
500ml bottle from the LCBO in Orleans, Ontario.
Opened on May 20, 2012.
matt7215 (2071) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle from tupalev. thx jeff. pours dark brown with a short tan head. big roasted malt nose. the flavour was similarily of dark roasted malt. really this is an imperial stout that has been lagered. almost as good as the smutty nose baltic but not quite that good. solid beer all around with nothing much that stands out. id buy it regularily if local.