jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2011
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
@Victors Fantasy Tasting-12oz bottle-pours a thin light tan head and brown color. Aroma is roasty-medium/dark malt. Taste is vegetal, some tart, medium malt.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy o nuplastikk, thank you! Black color, thick brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of slightly smokey burnt espresso. Taste is highly carbonated dark roast coffee. Decent.
Lubiere (9428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As Admiral Stache: A deep dark porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, smooth chocolate with mineral notes, figs and molasses. in mouth, a smooth coffee-infused chocolate mocha porter with fruity notes, a bit of ashes, a bit light, OK. On tap at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 19 2012.
Ratman197 (9034) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clesr reddish brown witha lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of carmel, oak, light fruittiness and light cola. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, light oak and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth finish. A very boring Baltic Porter, as well as a waste of Barrel aging.
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2011
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
12 ounce bottle from Badger in Beloit. Pours a very dark murky brown with a large creamy brown head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and an off note almost like rotten vegetables. The taste is tart fruits and a malty finish. Kinda tastes like a fruit smoothie. Faint whisky and vanilla notes. Medium bodied. This one is majorly infected.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to nuplastikk: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing clingy froth of light tan head. Aroma of rich sweet dark caramel and milk chocolate with some vanilla notes, doughy yeast and earthy roasted coffee. Starts with a nice dark caramel and vanilla sweetness with some molasses and raisin complexity along with a drier milk chocolate flavor before a semi-sweet toasty finish. A pretty true to style and enjoyable baltic porter.
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to Victor at Paul’s. Pours brownish black. Tan head. Nose of oak and smoked chocolate malt. Taste is the same with some lactose sourness and cooked vegetables. Lightish body.
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured medium iced tea brown with a short-lived beige head. The aroma picked up buttery caramel, chocolate, and toffee notes with tart bourbon and oaky accents.. almost a candy-like overall sweetness.. a touch of molasses on the back. The flavor opened with tangy bourbon and oak over a huge dose of sweetness (caramel and molasses mostly).. more of the molasses, some caramel, and chocolate on the middle.. light vanilla and earth around.. finished with a helluva lot of residual molasses, vanilla, and chocolate sugars (just a hint of oak tanginess). Medium-bodied at best on the palate.. very sweet and lightly roasty.. drinkable, but not anywhere near the upper echelon of Baltic porters.
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of ughsmash. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of oak, vanilla, roasted malt. Tastes of chocolate, some dark fruit, oaky with some peppery splashes on the finish.
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of BA trade. Bottle indicates Barrel aged Baltic Porter.
pours light brown, mocha head.
aroma, some berries, dark fruits, the wood aging is very mild and thin on the palate with some moderate note of vanilla, dark and caramel malts.
flavors, faint barrel,wood and hints of vanilla, dark fruits, chocolate/caramel malts and light roast.
Was really hoping for more of a barrel presence. Regardless, it’s a fairly nice baltic porter, lingering dark fruits, and a finish that is a little too thin.