doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Glouglouburp. Pours black with a medium sized, slightly fizzy, light brown head. Specks of lace. Smells very roasty malty, slightly smokey with a hint of sweet and a hint of sour malt. Tastes roasty malty, sweet malty and sour malty. Lingering smokiness and sweetness. Medium body, fizzy carbonation.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:good rosted malt aroma,light chocolate...
Appearance:Dark black good lacing beige head...
Flavor:Good rosted malt,light chocolate...
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Via trade with glougoburp. Pours big and black with 3 fingers of a light brown tan foamy goodness. The nose is sweet and chocolaty with big roasty malts. Taste is sweet and chocolaty this is excellent, its very big and very malty, with a lot of bitterness. This is exactly what a Baltic porter should be huge in a lot of ways and yet slightly restrained as to not be so boozy.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 17, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 courtesy of Glouglouburp. Pours dark brown with a thin off white head. Smells of roasted malt, a touch of cherries, burned molasses, some dark licorice. Tastes sweet and malty with some nice chocolatey hints and some tartness on the finish.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to bitbucket tasting. Mild coffee. Really smooth. A little soy and black licorice. Nice roast. Manages to be both rich and smooth at this ABV; well done.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle @ liquid sunshine tasting - thanks to after4ever for this gem; easily one of my favs from the night; dark brown, flat tan head; aromas of rich chocolate; smooth, roasty and rich, nothing off putting in any way as many baltics can be in that stale sense; thick, rich body; tons of chocolate; wow, just a kick ass baltic a not like any i’ve had before except for perhaps the one from cascade; very rich and just a delight; thanks tom!!
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: E.L. Baltic Porter 1870
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: dark brown, fine tan head, bits of drippy lace,
Aroma: rich dark chocolate aroma with a touch of dark caramel sweetness, warming brings a dry roastedness,
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness pulls in more of the rich chocolate and gives it a milky sweetness, touch of fruity character, light balancing bitterness, chocolate and fruit grow to become the dominant profile,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1363-20080517] 750mL bottle. Boozy coffee roast malt earth aroma with a fruity figgy "bold" base. Dark dark brown body with red highlights and a quick creamy light yellow tan head. Big fruity dark roast flavour has lots of heavy malt. Full body is sweet. Very roasty.
(c/o blankboy, w/ others)
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750, corked and baled. Thanks, after4ever! Pours murky dark brown. with a scant tan head. Soft chocolaty brown sugary nose. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Full sweet chocolate taste with just a hint of smoke. Dry dark chocolate finish.
after4ever (6640) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750, corked and baled. Thanks, Glouglouburp! Pours black with ebony highlights at the edges. Thick creamy medium tan head. Nice chocolatey nose. Big roast under the chocolate. Thick creamy body. Roasty, chocolatey mid-palate. Long roasty sweet finish. Pretty damn amazing, and far more than the sum of its parts.