ctipping (1411) - Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 mL bottle. Black body. Smell is interesting. Chocolate. Nutty malts. Almost like a meaty aroma. Taste is much sweeter than expected. Chocolate is nutty with some dark fruit. Has a bit of a meaty taste, also. Not really thrilled with it. Heavy. Struggling through this a little. Really was expecting more.
Tmoney99 (13587) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black color with an average frothy tan head that was lasting with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate, coffee and smoke aroma. Medium to full body with a thick smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid porter.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, thanks to tmoney99 for sharing. Black color. Thin tan head.
Leaves some loose ropes of lace. Dark fruit, some milk chocolate, some molasses. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, lighter bitterness. Mild dry finish. Medium to bigger body. Kind of slick. Lighter carbonation. Solid and aromatic, but just not my style. Too sweet for me, with more molasses type flavor than I’d like.
drsordr (2372) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99 pour opaque dark brown with thin tan head. Nose bitter chocolate, roasted malt, sweet malt, molasses, some dark fruit. Taste initially sweet, then nice roast, chocolate, coffee, cherry. Roasted sweet finish.
kbudd19 (1000) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this many times but apparently never rated it. Anyway, 750 ml bottled in January of 2013. Appearance is black with creamy head. Aroma is coffee, brown sugar, and roasted malts. Taste is bitter roast, followed by sweet coffee, dark chocolate, and a bit of sweet port like character. Finishes medium bitter, with a touch of heat. This was the first Baltic potter that I tried when I was first getting into craft beer. It’s a great example of the style, and ages really well.
Marduk (6402) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Deep dark brown color. Tiny to almost no head. Stays as a ring. Alcohol, sweet, malty, roast, mild hops in aroma. Sweet, malty, nutty, roast in taste. Sweet roasted malt in aftertaste. So mellow and balanced. Fantastic brew. Smooth mouthfeel.
FatPhil (14021) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut!
Absolutely classic baltic porter aroma. Dark, brief tan head. Lovely full sweetish palate. Big bold roast, touch of tobacco, gentle smokiness. So mellow. reminds me of the 12-month baltic porter from our locals. Finish has lovely hops, dry and old, and tobacco-ey. Superb baltic porter, absolutely nailed the style.
martjoobolut (3148) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with brownish head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is malt, roast, ccaramel, black bread. Flavor is sweet, malty, cherry notes, fruits, roast, vanilla, smoke. Finish is sweet and dry bitter with some warming alcohol. Overall: great brew.
suurjuust (2910) - ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown beer, small tan head. Nose is chocolate, smooth roast, hops, vanilla. Flavor fruity, dried plums, some vanilla and chocolate. Finish is smoke and leather, fruity sweetness, roast, hops. Lingering tobacco notes and something that comes off as fruity freshness. Layered and balanced, magnificent.
misspenny (3) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ma première porter baltique, mais assurément pas ma dernière. À l’oeil, une robe noire opaque. Sa mousse brunâtre et persistante laisse un peu de dentelle sur mon verre. J’y détecte des arômes chocolatés, du malt mais aussi un petit penchant fumé. Après la première gorgée, je distingue du chocolat mais aussi un goût de cerise noire et de torréfaction. Aussi, une légère amertume. La texture est sirupeuse à souhait. Très agréable, c’est un retournez-y.