JorisPPattyn (9379) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Porter Baltique Grande Cuvée Automne 2009 Towering, not-lasting dark amber-beige head over well-carbonated deep sepia beer. Dark chocolate; sweet, but stale coffee; roasted, herbs, too long in the frying pan. Sweet-burnt, clashing but still combining well in the end; burnt caramel and again parsley aroma. Sweetness flaring, probably due to the alcohol. Retronasal bitter coffee and indistinct hops. Very slick, oily, very well-bodied; slight burning MF. Nice, if not unforgettable porter. Grand merci à Altair, Betelgeuze et Fomalhaut
jcwattsrugger (12136) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle @Pauls Gathering courtesy JoeMcPhee-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate/molasses, earthy hops. Taste is dark malt-chocolate/molasses/ashy, secondary earthy hops.
garthicus (2905) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 7, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to DougShoemaker. Appearance: Jet black, no head. Aroma: lovely leather, smoke, chocolate, lots of coffee & malt. Flavour: Rich chocolate, coffee, lovely texture, long alcoholic warming mouthfeel.
Haslinger (907) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle pours jet black with a nice British khaki head. Smells wonderful, roasted malt, some toffee. Tastes like a chocolately malt coffee blend. Really well blended together in the aftertaste, completely hiding the alcohol until it starts to burn a little in your throat. Very good beer
lefossoyeur (584) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thick mocha head. Gentle aromas of roasted nut and mocha, Very full bodied, smooth, creamy, yummy chocolate and a slight fruitiness. Beautiful winter warmer. I loved it.
On tap at Vices & Versa
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour with a thick moussey brown head. The nose is loaded with dark toasted malt. A touch of dark chocolate and dried cherries over a kiss of soft vineousness. There is a touch of soft earthy coffee and stewed fruity sweetness. A light salty/cocoaish roastiness with a fairly savoury charry maltiness. Plums and licorice over a sweet but roasty finish. There is a kiss of smokiness on the back as well. Nice.
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Paul’s place for Kan’s visit. Pours a dark black with a thin tan head. Plum, prune, dark chocolate. Flavors follow the nose, the dark chocolate is excellent. Light booze comes through, but nothing overly distracting, just a gentle warming note. Finishes with some light sweet chocolate. Really tasty.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Corked and caged 750ml bottle from 2008. The dark, dense, mahogany colored body is crowned by a tall, billowing head of khaki foam. Displaying
excellent retention, the froth leaves thick sheets of lacing all over the glass. The aroma is of rich malted chocolate,
scorched caramel, stewed figs, raisins, and a hefty dose of bready Belgian yeast. There’s definitely a hint of lactose in there, as the chocolate comes off really creamy, almost milky. Flavors follow suit, ultra rich cocoa and caramel showing dark and decadent, with loads of fruity complexity. Figs, dates, and toasted nuts all emerge from the depths, as does a hint of coffee roast. The palate is initially very thick and creamy, showing just a bit of dryness and a slightly tart twang on the finish from the Belgian yeast. This is an Excellent Baltic porter.
Bean (78) - Saint-Eustache, Québec, - OCT 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, tasty, sweet with a nice finish. Chocolate and a sweet tobacco after-taste. Some Hazelnuts have join the party. I am THAT impress.....Bravo, merci milles fois. Ayoye.....ayoye....
dchmela (3006) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy Beerlando. Pours a thick black with touches of red. Big chocolate, roasted grain, toffee, dark fruit coffee aroma. Taste is dark fruit, bitter chocolate, coffee with a medium thick body. Smooth and tasty, really good Baltic Porter.