Lanchester (182) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a tantalizing jet black with a frothy and stable beige head. The aroma possesses some strong roasted character with hints of chocolate and molasses. The beer really comes alive on the palate, heavily bodied yet smooth...really good to swish around in your mouth a few times after each sip. Opens up with mildly bitter chocolate intermingled with notes of toffees, milkiness, and the usual earthy, nutty flavors you get with some of Les Trois Mousquetaires’ other selections. Alcohol is well disguised as always; just a great brew all around.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy Beerlando. Black/dark ruby. Off white head. Dark, bittersweet chocolate, mild roast, dark and earthy fruits, a bit of booze. Full body, smooth. Nice baltic, these guys do some great malty brews.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 thanks to Beerlando. Pours black and opaque. Very rich creamy and delicious. Nose is roasty/burnt and malted milk. The flavor is bitter roasted malts and sweet with hints of bakers chocolate and black liquorice. A wonderful beer.
JulienHuxley (2514) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2009 Bottle, 2009 Vintage. Dark pour, with frothy tan head. Aroma is meaty, some smoke, coffee, salt. Taste is meaty as well but with a bit of malty sweetness and alcohol. Very long lingering finish.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very meaty, bit of smoke in the nose. Really a great baltic porter, roasty with some dark fruit and a salty finish.
Miksu (4830) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.75 l bottle at PBF. Reddish black color. Sweet, nutty and coffeish aroma. The flavor is also sweet and coffeish with licorice, nuts and caramel. A bit too fizzy palate.
omhper (18954) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at PBF (as Porter Baltique). pale black, rich airy head. Licorice aroma. Sweet and ashy lots of licorice and lemon. Roasty and doughy, some dough and dreid plums. Long salty bitterness. Tasty stuff!
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (as Porter Baltique Automne 2008, 10%). Very dark brown colour with small brown head. Aroma is coffee, malts and some roasted notes. Flavour is burnt sugar, alcohol, coffee, fudge, syrup and some caramel malts. Not much baltic porter in this one. Aftertaste is fudge, roasted malts and alcohol.
TBone (11904) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled as "Porter Baltique" (PBF, vintage 2008).
Dark brown color, small brown head, Strong cocoa-chocolate-coffee aroma. Coffeish, roasted malty, caramelly and milky flavor. Similar sweet flavor than in their doppelbock, which I had in the same session. Not really baltic porter.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled, 0.75l) Very dark brown with a smallish, beige head. Aroma has roasted maltiness, some ash, hints of vegetables and chocolate. Milky-sour flavor with ashes and roasted coffee. Medium body, lowish carbonation. Might get better points if it wasn’t 1 AM and if I didn’t have about 25 beers before this.