ChainGangGuy (4426) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle - $3.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, very dark brown body with a smallish, light mocha-toned head.
Smell: Dark malts with notes of cheap cherry cola, nuts, and other stuff. I say "other stuff" because it doesn’t matter as it all yields to displeasing notes of soy and less-than-clean loose change.
Taste: Dark maltiness replete with store-brand cola, roasted nuts. Slight touch of rum raisin. Also, some coffee and licorice. Some metallic hints within, too. Maybe even a modest whisper of soy sauce. Eventually the other flavors fade away leaving the soy and metallic accents until the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Well, let’s just say I preferred the other members of the Big Eddy crew. By margin wide enough to chuck some dirty nickles and a bottle of Kikkoman’s through.
unclemattie (4283) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vintage 2012, 12oz bottle. Very dark brown pour, thin ring tan head. Aroma of molasses, sweet toasted malt syrup, dark fruit puree, and chocolate malt. Tastes like a burnt Belgian Dubbel. Chocolate malt, dark fruit, wood tannin bitterness. A bite of a boozy finish in the roasted flavors left behind. (3486)
cheap (4271) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2012
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Glad to have a chance to taste this, from a bottle from gorillos. How could this be less than 2$? Pours a big very dark brownish thing with a little dark red punching thru. Had a creamy choco moose head at first but now faded. Smell is very up front, makes me think of imperial stout. Some smokey thing slightly on the olfactory. AS expected, big and nasty like lion stout, wew. This style is over the top when its on style, heheh. Medicine black bitter thing on tongue. OH my, just as bad as any impy stout fer sure. I suppose there is allot of intersecting features between the two styles of baltic porter and imp stout. What do I know, I like pale lager and this is jsut too much for my girlie taste buds. Oil leaking roto tiller is dragging across my taste buds. Is this what used harley motor oil tastes like?
Patrickctenchi (4252) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep, dark, reddish-brown with a short and shiny, dark tan head.
Syrupy, prune aroma.
Taste is heavy, woody malt...dull chocolate...slightly roasty.
Smooth, dark bittering.
Not amazing, but pretty decent.
travita (4195) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is lot like Pepsi, light beige colored head, and clear. The smell is malty, toffee, fruits, raisans, fig, and ok. The taste is fruity, roast, malt, sweet, too sweet, and sugary.
emacgee (4175) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour.....Baltic Brown Ale? Man, light coppery brown pour. Super viscous, sits dark raisin brown in the glass. Thin shitty head. Totally smells like a homebrew, soy sauce-ish and flat. Some chocolate and raisiny notes. Very boring and borderline offensive. Bitter burnt sugar and full syrupy body. Dis-aster.
wlajwl (4126) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is dark malts, mild spiciness and a hint of harshness. The flavor is dark malts, light chocolate, mild/medium spices, a hint of fruit and a tart finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Sam’s, Durham. Distressing clear and thin pour, looks for all the world like a brown ale from BMC. Very little carbonation, mostly translucent rusty water. Nose is malt and toffee, with just a smidge of fruit undertones and not much promise of a robust porter, Baltic or otherwise. Sure enough, it’s thin-bodied as fuck and one-dimensional in its flavors: caramel candy, no base beer to speak of, and none of that gloriously healthy lactic body and finish I enjoy in the style. Good thing the Duck Rabbit just hit shelves this week.
djd07 (3976) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a medium beige head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is a bready malt and raisin. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet malt and chocolate with light dry finish. Easy to drink a good Baltic porter from Lienenkugels.
jkwalking05 (3971) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is of molasses, prune, brown sugar, very sweet. Taste is cherry, berries, brown sugar, molasses, sweet.