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 (2939) - 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 (4938) - 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 (19219) - 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 (20239) - 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 (12457) - 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.
bedainedebiere (501) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2010 The best I had I yet had in this style, especially that new 9,2% ABV 2010 batch, with a tremendous depth, quite thick and very malty, with notes of brown sugar and toffee, chocolate, coffee, apricots, wood, leather, smoke, tongue-tingling hoppiness, with a lasting dry espresso-like aftertaste. The alchool is surprisingly hidden in the taste (although it is quite boozy) and it is all-in-all very well balanced. Probably my favorite beer from this talented brewer (with their amazing 2010 Imperial Weizen).
presario (4594) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle "Fall 2008". Big pop! 80% foam in the glass looks like a block of brown styrofoam. Head doesn’t sink so much as it becomes porous. Black liquid. Big dark chocolate aroma. A strong sweetness in the first few sips. Big bitter chocolate. Alcohol blends right in. Hints of licorice. Lots of chocolate turns to more of a cocoa note in the finish.