NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Corvallis. Pours a deep brown with a tan head. Nose is supremely fruity, loads of melanoidin and cocoa. Really classic Baltic porter nose. Some alcohol is noted. On tasting, lightly sweet and rich, lots of malt, cocoa, plums. Drying finish and balanced. Superb Baltic.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Very easy to drink. A true Baltic. Not some amped up oddity. Tobacco and smoked notes. No coffee or chocolate at all. Really nice and smooth.
Reid (2022) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber from "Lifesource" Salem OR
Very dark brown beer..almost black in the center of the glass. Head is huge and creamy light tan coloured.
Great malty/nutty/cream aromas..also getting some of that Lindt Dark chocolate and sea salt thing.
Taste is very similar to the aroma but the Dark chocolate/sea salt aspect is greater..which i like.’
Really good mouth feel this is a heavy beer but the palate was light,smooth,silky but never watery.
Very nice Baltic..will have again.
bpreo (1906) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 batch. I haven’t had a new Baltic Porter in years, so I am looking forward to the first taste. It’s very good, rich, dark, heavy, clean tasting, with none of that funkiness you get from the Polish bottles. It must be the Oregon water.
Alphadelic (1859) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012, which is a Baltic porter but reads 6.5 on the bottle. Super dark with twinkles of brown in the light and a creamy cappuccino head. The nose is robust and dryly malty with heaps of thick caramel welling up out of the glass. It has a small burst of dry roasted malt followed by that thick, sweet, buttery caramel. The carbonation is well judged with a blitz early on that cleanses the residual sugar from the tongue and then it settles back out allowing that honeyed stickiness to take over again. I think I could drink a bunch of it.
popery (1572) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer is coffee black. Dark brown at the edges. Smallish tan head. Dissipates to a film of bubbles after a couple minutes. Some lacing. The aroma is cocoa powder, caramel/toffee and some dark fruity flavors. There’s a pleasant nutty character with mild spice. Roast is quite mild. The taste starts sweet with rich toffee-ish maltiness. Milder chocolate than in the aroma. More fruitiness - apples, grapes. The beer is nice and clean and stays well away from cloying territory. Mild roast acidity and a touch of hop bitterness in the finish cuts off the sugary flavors. Smooth and full. Lots of flavor for the abv with well-hidden booze. Very well made. Heater Allen is an excellent brewery.
pdx77 (1466) - Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 22 ounce bottle. A light porter with definite toffee and dark chocolate notes with a smooth finish.
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown hue; handsome tan beads of lace adorn my glass.
Aroma is right on: roasty as hell, malty in yo face, smells dry. But a bit too dry on the palate; taste fades into desert-like dryness before I can sufficiently enjoy it. Tasty.
neepsntatties (1288) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle of the 2011. I had this during the holidays then happened upon some bottles at an eatery in McMinnville in March. Colour...basic black with a thick tan head. Nose... Prunes and chocolate drops. Palate...semi viscous with mild CO2 then a decent shot of Belgian milk chocolate (like Cote d’ Or), some currants and raisins and a semi dry finish.
bvc (1178) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz capped bottle from Belmont. Pours a very dark black with a brown tint and a tight small light tan head. Nose is very light and balanced, but the main aromas are roasty chocolate malt, hints of nutty coffee and light milky sweetness...stylistic. Nice tight carb and medium almost creamy feel. Favor has a nice balance of roasty coffee and chocolate to the malt along with a caramel sweetness and some nutty undertones. Maybe a bit heavy on the caramel/toffee sweetness, otherwise tasty and easy drinking.