beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a deep red (in the light) brew with a creamy tan head, lacing. Scent of roasted malt. Taste is roasted malts, some smoke and hops. Nice
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly black dark brown pour with a light tan head. Smokey charred aroma with lots of roastiness and chocolate. Strong smoke on the flavor, slight meatiness, with a good amount of burnt ashy notes and chocolate, some carmalized flavors lurking. Nice creamy, moderate feel.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle marked as August 8th, 2010 thanks to doodler. Pours with a near black body and a tan head. Aroma is dirty, earthy, smoke, bbq, estery (for some reason), and decently dry. Flavors are caramelized, smokey, chocolate, earth, toffee and raisins. Lively bubbles with a relatively creamy mouthfeel.
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque black pour with a short, foamy beige head. Smoky and roasty nose is light coffee notes and burnt wood. Taste is smoky notes, roasted malts, dark chocolate, light coffee and burnt cake. Body is medium with a creamy carbonation. Finishes with more smoky and roasted malt, smoldering wood, sweet malt, chocolate, and light bitter coffee. Tasty!
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2011 Bottle on 11/08/2010 at Once Upon a Vine - South. Clear dark black body with a small creamy off-white head. Smoke adn chocolate aroma. Sweet smoke flavor with light chocolate and light salty notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
7/4/8/3/15 - 3.7
Bottle courtesy of obguthr at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 09/18/2010. Dark brown body with a small creamy light brown head. Sweet roast, chocolate and light smoke aroma. Sweet smoke flavor with some chocolate and roast. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
7/4/7/3/15 - 3.6
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Sample Date: 9/18/2010 Source:Other) Chocolate and dark malts with light smoke in aroma. Clear amber brown with little head. Creosote smokiness over dark malts with a hint of a sour twang. Medium body and mouth. Finish is dry and smoky. Very Good.
Butters (3658) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering XII. Pours a very dark clear brown with ruby highlights, and with minimal, fading light tan head. Nose is fantastic; big smoke presence, not really meaty, more peat. Flavor is not as good, a little faint bacon and lots of roast, and a little acidic, but not sour, more like lactic. Medium thin palate, I would prefer thicker. Still, decent job from these guys.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Small light tan head, dark brown color, but thin body appearance lets light through. Nice malt-forward nose of chocolate, coffee, and a hint of charcoal. The flavor profile strikes me more as a relatively thin porter or full-bodied brown ale than anything resembling a baltic porter. The finish has a touch of jerky, which gives only a small hint that a the smoked moniker. It’s a tasty beer with nice complexity if it was called a porter or brown, but as something billed under the interesting style blend "smoked baltic porter," I found it disappointing.
Beaver (1200) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a smallish light tan head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet chocolate malts and roast with a lot of smoke. As it sits, it gets a bit subdued.
The flavor is sweet slightly lactic roasted chocolate malts with some smoke that blends with some bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty watery.
Overall, a decent smoked porter.
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany body produced a creamy eggshell head that left a bit of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, smoke, and roasted malt. This one shows the rauchbier qualities more subtly than others. Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and then cocoa-rubbed pork bellies. Medium mouthfeel. Not bad.