swapp (274) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - MAY 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, clear dark brown color with thin toffee head. first taste are roast malt medium bitter chocolate and caramel notes. taste is medium bitter with espresso coffee and little sweetness from caramel. this one is a bit different baltic porter from eastern europe porters because the most aroma is light bitter roast malts with coffee and chocolate notes, no bread or other ingredients. tasty porter
martjoobolut (1924) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2014 0,5L bottle, BB 14.01.15. Pours very dark brown with big tan head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast, creamy, and sweet. Taste is sweet, mild bitter, roast, alcohol, and licorice. Overall: drinkable. Alcohol is slightly too noticeable and I would prefer more body.
Marduk (4503) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pitch black color. Tiny bubbly head, stays. Dark chocolate, roast, sweet, cocoa in aroma. Chocolate, milky, roast, mild metallic notes in taste. Deep dark chocolate in aftertaste. Alcohol is very well covered.
thirstyrabbit (1537) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown body, small beige head. Aroma has soft roast with sweet molasses and honey. Smooth. Medium thick mouthfeel (as opposed to the heavier mouthfeel of some local Baltic Porters). Taste has sweet dark malts with toffee and cola. Good balance: I like this sweetness and prefer it to the more extreme "vinous burnt sugar" tastes that are found in some other Baltic Porters. Tasty and easily sessionable. Quite cheap too.
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml @ home
[From trade with McTapps] Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, licorice, chocolate and floral and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a slightly warm, chocolate and caramel finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Beerhunter111 (12343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Schwarzes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Schokolade, fruchtig. Geschmack röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle Früchte, minimal säuerlich.
Mark_Eck (1273) - - FEB 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown. Smells of malts and chocolate. Tastes smokey and of sweet berries. Has a coffee bitterness as an aftertaste.
kidmartinek (4046) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours stark black with a 5cm dense, frothy beige head. Toasty malt aroma with that German character... reminds me of wheat malt. Flavor is unfortunately a little sweet so not inline with a Baltic as claimed. At least the finish is more toasty than sweet, but still sweet. At any rate its smooth and drinkable at least the first 25 cl.
Bamsen78 (4606) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with airy light tan head. Clear aroma of roast and malt, with touches of caramel and metal. Roasty and malty flavour, with sweetish caramel notes and touches of coffee. High carbonation, perhaps too high for a beer in this style. Mildly salty finish, with touches of liquorice. Not bad.
worldbeertaste (1779) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown almost black with a bubbly, lasting, tan, oily, no lacy head. Smells of liquorish, cherry with deep malt, roast and caramel. Full oily body with soft carbonation. Tastes of liquorish and cherry/berry and roast with a bitter coffee roast finish. A smooth oily black marvel.