brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
THANKS, Jeffrey, for bringing these bottles out of the cellar during my visit! What a huge treat! Deep reddish brown, small beige head, minimal lacing. Nose shows cakey dark malt, lightly charred caramel (like a smoked caramel apple), along with some oxidation and ’sweet’ anise-like notes. Taste is lightly sweet, texture is a bit slick, mild carb, with some chocolate and roast making itself more apparent in the subdued but earthy/herbal finish. Quite tasty still, and a joy to sample.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Poured dark brown/black with medium white head. Pleasant roasty aroma. Much ringed lacing. Full body, roast malt and chocolate, with a bit of milk flavour. Lingering half sweet chocolate finish with toffee notes..
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber - clear, dark brown with frothy brown head; chocolate, nuts, rich candy malt, licorice; quite sweet and thin bodied; smooth, almost oily at times; raw sugars and chocolate; amazingly uninteresting, but completely lovely at the same time
3fourths (8344) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear brown, light tan head, doesn’t last long. Nose: toffee malts (munich?), cake/fudge/chocolate, light oxidation, light mineral/metal note, but overall the nose is rich, toffee-centered and inviting. Body is medium to light, dissolves in the finish. More of the minerally/metallic character shows up, still chewy, slightly sweet, little bit of roast at play. Close to being really delicious.
JaBier (5080) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Ohio group tasting on DLD eve ’09. Thanks Mike! Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Malty aroma with some chocolate and smoke. Tangy flavor with lots of smoke and some chocolate and licorice.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Baltic Porter
Date: April 24, 2009
Appearance: dark brown
Aroma: sweet dark chocolate and caramel aroma, lots of earthyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of dry earthyness, just a hint of caramel sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
TheEpeeist (3431) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Dark cola with a beige head that settles to a haze. Nose is coffee, chocolate, molasses and brined black olives. Medium body with a faint tingle. Taste is sour dark chocolate, espresso and peanut. Dry finish with a little tar and tobacco, earthy bitterness. A good rustic Baltic.
GreggG (19) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a very dark, almost black color with a thin tan head that quickly recedes to a small ring around the perimeter of the glass. Held up to a strong light, a dark ruby hue is exposed. The aroma is heavy on coffee, mocha, and roasted malt. Hints of vanilla and dark fruit are hidden in the background. The palate is dark roast coffee, chocolate, and heavily toasted malt. A delicious coffee flavor persists on the tongue, along with a slight bitterness on the back of the throat. This is a well done Baltic Porter - easy to drink and very enjoyable.
dalekliz (887) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing! Pours a deep dark reddish-brown with an off-white ring. Rich sharp aroma, of burnt malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste is big and sharp, of burnt toasted malt and chocolate. Lingering burnt notes. Very nice.
neepsntatties (1273) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2009 This is a re-rate! I bought some bottles of this in January of ’09 and recently had my last bottle. Colour... very dark brown with no head. Nose... very mallty and roasty with lots of vanilla character and milk chocolate to back it all up. Not as coating as when I had it last January. Some nice caramel, toffee and cafe au lait flavours. The "Paws" has lost some flavour complexity since last winter, but still an enjoyable tipple!