Cunningham (3912) - Halden, - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Dark and subtle red color with a small beige head. Some lacing.
Aroma: Some roasted malt and light fruity.
Palate: Medium plus body. Slightly sweet and light bitter. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Roasted malt, chocolate and light fruity. Well hidden alcohol
Overall impression: A pretty nice Baltic porter.
Personal stats: Bottle from a workmate. They do know what I want.
bierkoning (9757) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Eldesmadre, thanks! Dark brown color. Chocolate, licorice and apple syrup in both aroma and flavor. Malty sweet, nutty flavor. Thinnish. Slightly alcoholic. Rather onedimensional.
Bamsen78 (2298) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clearcopper brown with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of malt and dried fruit. Slightly roasty, sweetish flavour of malt with notes of caramel. Dryish finish. A trifle thin. OK but I have tasted better Baltic Porters from Poland.
geophagus (244) - Lubin, POLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, transparent color with ruby flashes. Beige, medium sized, slowly falling head, lacing. Medium body, medium carbonation, creamy. Aroma: Rich and complex. Caramel, dried fruits, soft roastiness, chocolate, alcohol. Taste: Medium sweetnes without roastiness. Malty, caramel, alcohol. Medium long finish with alcohol notes.
Velkyal (275) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a big hitter on the alcohol front at a whopping 9.5%ABV! For a beer with so much booze in it, I was surprised at how easy it was to drink, very smooth and a treat for me was the distinct liquorice flavours that abound - yes Bertie Bassett is one of my best friends!
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with ruby highlights, overall pretty clear in the glass. Nice head initially, lasts a bit. Aroma has roasted grain with a minimum of sugar notes - thankfully - and even a little woodiness. Again, thankfully. A little wet cardboard oxidation in the flavor. Definitely not as rich and fruity a Baltic porter as some, which is kinda nice. Reminds me just a little of the raisiny, slightly sour quality of the Southampton version, which also didn’t have an over-the-top body or dark color. Good. Doesn’t taste or seem like 9% at all.
OK, well, it doesn’t seem like 9% while cold. As it warms the alcohol is stronger, yet still OK - but it gets sticky in the mouth and acrid a bit.
estpiwo (1218) - ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown color with creamy head. Caramel and roasted malt aroma. Flavor is little bit smoky, caramel and some like coffee. Nice bitter aftertaste. Good. And if you drink after it pils without flavor ...
DSG (4932) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Deep red-ruby color with a beige head. Aroma of smoked meat, toasted malt, caramel, dark fruits and vinous notes. Sweet flavor with licorice, caramel, some chocolate, vanilla notes, fruits and alcohol. Medium to full-bodied. Nolt really my thing but not bad.
tomer (1490) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At a tasting, thanks Zvikar, smallish beige head which lasts for a while, clear deep brown colour with reddish taints, aromas of coffee, dried fruits and brown sugar. Flavours of darkchocolate, amontilado sherry, wood dried fruits ansd some oxidised notes. aftertaste of dried fruits and chocolate cake, yum...
zvikar (2609) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Naam, pours deep red with a tan head, aroma of cherries, chocolate, roasted malt and some tartness, deep smokey flavors with noticable woody tones, whiskey, marmalade and bitter sweet finish. Body is medium to full. A nice complex baltic porter.