keanex (1134) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Victory Lane.
Appearance: Clear dark brown body.
Aroma: Dark cherries, cocoa, raisins, and molasses.
Taste: Dark chocolate, lots of medicinal fruit flavors, and molasses.
Palate: Thick and syrupy.
Overall: Solid complex Baltic porter.
ttoadee (463) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, dark amber with a vanishing off-white head. ROasted grain and lager yeast in the nose. Well balanced sweetness. Thick and oily in the middle, with alcohol and chocolate malt. Finish is dry with noticeable alcohol, but not overpowering.
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin light brown head of varyind sized bubbles. Roasty aroma with some sweet malts, smoked grains, toast and some raisins. Color is a very dark brown. Not very sweet with lots of roasty flavors, light coffee, a mild bitterness and some dark chocolate. Moderate body and alcohol presence. Bit of herbal bitterness late swallow that lingers for a while. Not really digging this one. Got some dry chalkyness and bitterness and very little sweetness that is part of the style.
jd10 (66) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark brown (nearly black) with tan head and nice lacing. aroma is espresso, cocoa, dark fruits, and roasted malts. taste is more cocoa and dark fruits (cherry, raisin, date), sweet roasted malts, and a bit of peppery spice. finishes with relatively dry coffee notes. medium body and carbonation.
volbeerman (18) - Madison, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Leviathan Series does it again. A baltic with a very enjoyable fruit, almost fermented character. Spiciness throughout lends itself nicely to the fruit notes present throughout the entire sampling. Just enough booziness to create the warmth expected from this kind of beverage. Delicious
elgiacomo (744) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, late 2012 Vintage. Served at around 50F.
Pours thin dark brown with red highlights and a two finger light brown head that leaves a little lacing and recedes to a wispy, foamy cap.
Aroma is grainy, earthy, dusty, underlying notes of cocoa powder and hints of dark fruit. Good to very good strength (but not that enjoyable).
Flavor is dark fruits, cherries, figs, dates, raisins, molasses, some chocolate, a tinge tart, pretty sweet, some alcohol but not bad for 9.5%. Much bigger and better flavor than aroma.
Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, very sticky, moderate carbonation.
Well, I love Baltic Porters and I’ve been looking for this one for years. Very excited to see it come in my store last month. Pretty good, but still a little disappointing, particularly the odd grainy aroma that doesn’t match the flavor at all.
zathrus13 (1661) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, and. coffee. Flavor is big on chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and lesser amounts of hops and alcohol. Medium body, fairly long finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is nutty, chocolate and roast malt with earthy hops and prune esters. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
sonnycheeba (2528) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, creamy off-white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is roast malt, plums, chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, woody notes, and light vanilla. Flavor is roast malt forward with dark fruit esters, light chocolate, light earthy hops, and sugar; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Grape & Gourmet, VA Beach. Pours a clear dark ruby color with a large frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and the faintest hint of raisin. The taste is big chocolate notes, roasted malts, herbal hop finish. Medium bodied. Nice beer.