Travlr (14159) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey. Very dark maroon, thick brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of candied dark chocolate, black liquorice. Taste is dark chocolate soda, hi carbonation. Good stuff.
Oakes (13021) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black w/ bubbly head. Molasses and chewy fruity malt nose, sweet taste, has a chocolatey character with dark fruits. Baltic-esque
argo0 (11818) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Medium beige head atop red-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, milk chocolate, some smoke, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some caramel, smoke. Smooth medium body, some stickiness.
Lubiere (10613) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet chocolate with peaty notes, licorice, and grassy notes. In mouth, a sweet licorice chocolate with burned caramel, grassy character, alcohol warmth.
Sammy (9132) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mondial 2013. Hoppy black beer, lacy. Good drinkability. More like a black IPA than a porter.
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2010 My Bottom Line:
Wealthy raisins and dark chocolate establish themselves atop the roasted maltiness, while molasses add a dash of sweetness to this plump and reverend Baltic Porter.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the blackness with brown edges.
-This has world-class potential written all over it.
-The nose is a beautiful prelude to what is to come in the flavor profile.
-The finish has a touch of nascent vinosity, but it’s barely there for now.
-All malt flavors are united for the greater good, and continue into the finish. They work perfectly with the restaurant’s "côtes levées du diable".
-The lovable, round body is one of its finest features.
-Carbonation is prickly, making the round body feel lighter.
-Roasted malts and leafy hops offer plenty of bitterness in the finish. This is now balanced, like most TDDs.
-Like most of their beers, this one is of the same intensity from nose to flavor profile to finish.
On tap at the brewpub.
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-05-31. Black body with a modest tan head. 4+ Aroma of dry roasty malt, sweeter dark malt undertones. Flavour is relatively dry, dusty malt, light roast. Much drier than expected from a Baltic porter. Average bodied palate is a bit light , modest carbonation. Bit light for the style. Enjoyable but not a great example of a Baltic porter. Pretty decent. On tap at Mondial de la Biere 2013, Montreal
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark brown beer with a dark cream head. malt aroma. Malt and caramel flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Malt and caramel lingers with light spice.
sebletitje (7027) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4oz sample @ Churchkey, DC.
dark brown, mocha head
outstanding fruit aroma, lots of caramel malts, licorice-toffee?
flavors, getting a load of dark fruits along with a mild presence of licorice, possible anise, whatever it is, the mouthfeel is unique and flavorful.
finish is dry, hinting at some herbal elements with notes of coffee.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5423-20130531] Sample. Roasted mild coffee grain aroma. Brown black body with a quick foamy tan head. Burnt roasted malt grain flavour. Full body. Tasty. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(Mondial 2013, Montreal, QC)
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