tricyclist (722) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
According to my girl...
Smells like shit. Tastes like brown flavored water with hints of mustard from the pretzels she’s eating. Very thin in texture.
According to me... Pours a deep dark brown with tan head. Nose is fairly roasted with some smoke. Healthy malts noticeable. Flavor is somewhat sweet malt with some caramel malt and some sharp slight bitterness. Light to medium body. Not bad
nick76 (4213) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is very toasted with a slightly earthy smokey quality. There is coffee as well as chocolate in it. The appearance is brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is a bit thin. Overall very nice.
Palidor19 (2936) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A rich beer with a smooth silky feel and has a rich smoky over quality. It's a winner all the way
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Chudwick (2094) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle (2012)- pours very dark brown with creamy tan head and decent lacing. Nose is smoky, roasty and malty. flavor adds coffee, dark fruit and alcohol. sweet with dark chocolate-like bitterness. fairly dry. definitely need to have more from this style and the Leviathan series.
keanex (1432) - 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 (635) - 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 (2371) - 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 (68) - 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 (20) - 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 (745) - 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.