Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark golden-brown. Big aromatic chocolate malt with vague nuttiness. Fairly light body, only a little bit of brown sugar chewiness and light nuttiness. Finishes a little thin with some light stickiness. I like sea otters and I like baltic porter but this doesn’t do it for me.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: dark brown, fine dirty white head, bits of drippy lace,
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma with just a hint of dark caramel sweetness,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate, hint of tartness, light bitterness,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown maroon color, thick tan head with good retention. Aroma of roasty chocolate and coffee. Taste is raisins, plums, cocoa. Very nice.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at American Flatbread, Burlington, August 3 2009. A 2007 edition. A clear dark brown porter with a thim moka head, very still. In aroma, nutty and milky chocolate, with a bit of boiled veggies. In mouth, a rather light chocolate porter with a bit of molasse, rather thin bodied. Aging this one may not be the best.....
JoeMcPhee (8053) - 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.
DocLock (7198) - 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.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a thin, wispy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet milk chocolate and caramel with a touch of licorice. Starts with decent fullness and some sweet dark caramel malts before a drier, slightly roasted dark chocolate finish. A pretty good strong porter.
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured muddy medium brown with no head sticking around. The aroma picked up semi-sweet chocolate and caramel with some spicy accents and light peppery alcohol.. on the simple side, but well done. The flavor found caramel, chocolate, and cola sweetness at the core with herbal and lesser coffee bitterness around.. finished sweet with light roast and a hint of tangy warmth. Medium-bodied on the palate and it could’ve used a bit more carbonation.. spicy and engaging on the back. Solid, but unspectacular brew.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650 ml
Appearance: Clear mid dark brown with well paired rocky , velvet like head.
Nose: Mocha , chocolate with mid dark malt roast , hint of sugar vanilla. 8-
Flavor/Palate : Mid full bodied. Softly textured brown malts blended with charcoal feel. Rich , flavorful with good expression. Slightly lighter than typical 22 Plato Baltic but still solid offering.(f-8-)
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a light brown head. Smells of pepper, roasted malt. Tastes peppery with some roasted malt and chocolate hints. Decent but not true to style.