jookos (2530) - - OCT 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2012 Draught. Black, tannish head. Nose is black malts, roasted, some syrupy notes. Body is fullish, quite dry actually. Some lager yeast flavors. A bit dusty hops. The bottled version is way better than this now. The intensity is somehow lost. And the smooth body. Will have to re-rate with a bottle soon.
Kauge (248) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as a gift from Espoo. BB 07.08.2015. Pours a thick red-hued black with a tan head. Retains, laces. Nose is initially kind of sour, reminds me of "raw" bread and even sauerkraut, with roasty aspects way back there somewhere. Taste on the other hand is hop-driven at first, then roasted malts rise forward. Letting it warm for some time... Now, after some 20 minutes, the head’s dropped to a film, thicker around the edge, lacing still good. Aroma is very nice roasty ashy dry chocolaty cocoa bitter, coffee, figs and plums, seaweed and marmalade. Taste is roasted malts, dark fruits, nicely balanced sweet and bitter, black bread, molasses. Full body, thick syrupy palate backed up by the rather lively carbonation, texture smooth and only somewhat grainy. Expected it to be better but still good.
Lore (1176) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown colour, moderate sized quickly collapsing brown head; complex aroma of coffee, dried fruits, liqueur, some vanilla and spicy alcohol; taste of coffee, chocolate, herbal liqueur notes and some alcohol - excellent baltic porter
Vighals (1322) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Svart med høyt lys brunt skum. Lukter melkesjokolade, kaffe og malt. Søt lett bitterhet kort lite kullsyre
Tsekouratos (327) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with a brown head. Aromas of chocolate, slight coffee and dark fruits. Similar taste, dark cholotate, dark fruits, some slight coffee notes. Aftertaste is mild bitter and long. Medium body with low carbonation.
kustie (198) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque black color and brown thick head. Aroma has caramel, chocolate and ripe fruits. Dry and bitter taste with long finish. Chocolate, spices, caramel and licorice.
Gbgbrouge (115) - SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle, dark dark brown with medium creamy brown/grey head. Aroma is strong and inviting, notes of chocolate, dark bread, dried fruit and syrup. Taste is bittersweet with a nice body and a long lasting sweet and bitter taste. Very nice!
Nische (873) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black color, medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, hint of smoked bacon. Taste has similar notes, dry with mild bitterness in finish. Medium body and average carbonation.
Erzengel (3438) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Many thanks to rosenbergh. The beer starts intense malty-loqourice. Thick and smooth. Bitter-smooth, easy to drink and heavy malty. The aftertaste is smooth-malty, bitter with a nice sweetish-heavy malty body. On the tongue remains a sweetisg-malty, bitter aroma. Thick and intense, not too sweet. Great!
rollerton (80) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SB. Pours two fingers of head. Aroma: chocolate, roasted barley. Taste: creamy, caramel, tofee. An excellent porter!
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle into snifter, best before 11/4/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense brown head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, prune, fig, licorice, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, prune, fig, licorice, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, prune, fig, licorice, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and dark fruit flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible Baltic porter. All around awesome complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.