TBone (13286) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 3, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled (BB 06/2005)
Dark brown, small tanned head. Aroma is very light, metallic, yeasty, maybe hints of hops and roast. Alcoholic, yeasty, cold coffee flavoured. Very unbalanced and unclean porter.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottled@HBF 2005) Clear, dark brown cola color with a smallish, disappearing head. Slightly roasty, sourish aroma. Somewhat alcoholic, roasted-malty flavor with berries. Alcoholic, sweetish finish. Not very pleasant, not very imperial and not very porter. A semi-decent, alcoholic dunkel at most.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet and licorice aroma, brown color with big head. Not so much of a porter in my mouth, good that style here in RB is bock. Very strong alcoholic aftertaste dominates, body is somehow thin. Some roasted flavor comes up in the end too, but nothing beats alcohol flavor. Expected more of this beer.
Oakes (13070) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2004
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
I can’t call this a Baltic Porter in its best dreams. Lovely mahogany colour, though. But this is all about grainy notes, spent coffee grounds, and most importantly a thin, lifeless body that feels like a 5% beer.
Donatas (188) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - DEC 15, 2002
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
omhper (20346) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nut brown. Licorice aroma. Full bodied, salty, notes of almond, lingering salty finish. Pleasant, but very confusing beer. Like a cross between a baltic porter, a vienna, and a belgian ale.