Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2009
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This Baltic poter is outstanding, with rich, complex flavour and texture, yet high drinkability.
Basically black, it has a very large, rich, frothy light brown head that shrinks only slowly to a permanent, thin, foamy top and rich, frothy lace.
The aroma is mild wine, chocolate, prunes, toast. Although with firm, complex elements, it’s somewhat subdued.
The taste is rich, complex, smooth and clean. All flavours, sweetness and bitterness are beautifully balanced with complex taste of leaves, chocolate, dark toasted brown bread, prunes, a hint of port, some raisin, black pepper, the latter stronger in the finish, with an increasing taste of black coffee condensed with brown sugar that is stronger by the end. It is rather dry throughout, not too bitter or sweet. In the middle, it has a definite but light sweetness and light but slightly stronger bitterness right at the finish, but for most of the time, up front and in the final finish and aftertaste, it is mostly dry, clean, and leafy.
torejh (19) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an almost black colour with a small pale brown head. Nose of dark chocolate, roasted malt and prunes. Taste of roasted bread and salty licorice. Full-bodied with oily texture and a soft carbonaton. The finish is smooth with an eminent taste of alcohol. A good porter.
Douberd (2597) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sinebrychoff Koff Porter) As Sinebrychoff Porter IV. I got this through a Euro Swap, don’t remember from whom but thanks! Into a snifter, ABV 7.2%
Black as the night in colour with one finger of brown head, thick, with very good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass.
Aroma has chocolate, light vanilla, some port wine.
Taste follows, a bit sweet with chocolate, cake, fruity notes, faint roasted malts on the finish.
Medium body, good soft carbonation.
Vignale (2184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från SB. Knappt ett år gammal. Stor maffig doft. Nybakt mörkt rågbröd, kaffe, choklad, soja, sötlakrits och chokladfudge. Tjock, relativt söt, mjuk munkänsla. Otroligt fina rostade smaker i linje med doften. Lätt rostad beska. lång eftersmak. Smakintensitet som en Imperial Porter men väldigt lättdrucken. Otroligt god.
Kauge (349) - 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 (1213) - 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 (1394) - 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 (346) - 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 (211) - 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 (152) - 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 (898) - 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.