mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On gravity at BTAH. Deep black in color with an off white fluffy head. Toasty malty roasty aroma. Nutty caramel notes. Bittersweet chocolatety roasty notes. Malty and caramel toffee flavor. Full bodied. Finish is chocolatety. Very nice beer. Smooth and creamy. Very drinkable.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark with a beige head, tastes pure roasted malts. the nose is nutty, with coffee and burnt toast. taste is similiar, with loads of malt flavour. slight caramel and toffee, overtones as well
beastiefan2k (2963) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice treat, which really goes to show that this World Tour beers are pretty damn good sometimes. Pours a very dark brown, does not look thick coming out, with a small head. Aroma is wham bam chocolate m’am. It’s an ashy dry chocolate with medium roast, light chocolate milk sweetness. Taste is similar on chocolate with a bit of roast and a light prune finish. The feel is definitely lager-esque, not sure whether it really is or not. It’s got that filtered, light drinking feel to it., which kind of adds to the authentic "Baltic" feel. But I like it, especially the chocolate sweetness without the heft.
22oz bomber, Chimay goblet glass.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught: Aroma of dark malts, chocolate, coffee, and roasting. Poured very dark brown/black in color with a medium-sized, creamy, beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Good to very good lacing. Flavor of chocolate, alcohol, roasted malts, and coffee. Flavor is not very complex. Medium body. Smooth, creamy, lightly chalky texture. Soft carbonation. Medium sweet malt finish with some alcohol burn. Much better than I expected, and the bes of the Word Tour series I have had to date.
notalush (5512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly black beer, with minimal lace - lightly dough aroma, with notes of dark roast coffee, , dark chocolate, a little bit of ashy/tobacco character - low carbonation, somewhat creamy - a bit thin-bodied for the style, but fairly tasty - notes of vanilla, chocolate, espresso, some blueberry and undefined lagered fruitiness - some light smoke and woody character develops late - okay, so as a baltic porter, it lacks oomph, but if you look past what one expects for the style, this is a tasty beer, and certainly one of the best this brewer has produced.
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours black with 1-finger khaki head. Nose is dark malt, coffee, dark chocolate, hops. Tastes dark malty, with chocoff, licorice, and assertive hops. The palate is a bit weak in mass, but the balance is good. I enjoyed this one, and I’d say this is Otter Creek’s best offering yet.
jimhilt (2490) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a three-finger light tan head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Deep mahogany almost black color. Chocolate/coffee nose. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Flavor is roasted coffee, some sweetness, clean finish. 22oz bottle $3.99 from Capitol Convenience Concord, NH.
rocbyter (1980) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel and slightly fruity malt aroma. Dark amber color with a medium tan head. Mild start with a tangy finish. Creamy palate.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Dark brown, slightly translucent. Lightly salty coffeeish aroma. A bit of soft milk chocolate as well. Light lagerish cleanness. Milk chocolate, light cocoa. Very balanced with the nutty nose of a regular porter with a clean lagerish malt character. Nice balance but lacks the intensity of an authentic Baltic porter. It is still a pleasant enough brew though. Very light for the style.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Dark cherry, coffee colored pour with an oily head. Roasted malt and raisins all over the nose. Plums and raisins in the flavor - light cocoa, some smoke. Somewhat light on the palate. Maybe a bit to fruity.