thegreenrooster (3967) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is very nice lots of caramel burnt sugar and tobacco. Flavor is creamy malts with some caramel with lots of a earthy roastyness. This is quite a tasty and eye opening brew.
thewolf (12023) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep red with a creamy off-white head. Heavy caramel aroma, some dark Belgian sugar, burned malts. Not that full mouthfeel, slightly spritzy. Very sweet, hiding the alcohol stunningly. Dark sugar, roasted, slight coffe notes. Nice.
Skinnyviking (8644) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light brown low but lasting head. Very dark, almost black, red body. Sweet burned malt aroma with coffe caramel notes. Complex flavor, relatively sweet coffee, raisin, plum and a bit of choccoloate. Interesting and different. Not much carbonation or bitterness. Long sweet bitterness, maybe a bit too sweet for a porter. Alcohol well hidden.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Murky brown ale with a small, creamy, orange-tinted, khaki head. The hearty, earthy nose is a whirlpool of malt, esters and phenols... caramel, toffee, chocolate, molasses, medium sherry, seared beef, dark raisins and tobacco. Sweet, lightly acidic flavor with gobs of chocolate, raisins, tobacco, medium sherry and caramel. Earthy hops endeavor to pare the malt’s cloyingly sweet edges. Full-bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. Finishes sweet and chocolaty.
kramer (5799) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, via SoLan. Pours a very dark brown colored body under a dark brown foamy head that receded to a thin ring. Rather thick aroma of caramel, light soy, chocolate, alcohol, roast, yeast, and light tar. Flavor is more soy and tar than caramel and roast, as I expect from a Baltic Porter. This is the Harvey’s Imperial Stout of the Baltic Porter world I think. A little sweet on the finish, but not cloying. Some chalky yeast as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and oily in texture with fairly nice soft actice carbonation. Overall, this was quite an odd one. Can’t deceide if this was a slightly old bottle or intentional. Gonna need another bottle, you know, for scientific purposes.
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown, transparent with a nice, creamy, golden head. The aroma has notes of sweet coffee, roasted malt and alcohol. The mouthfeel is semi-oily. The flavour is sweet with floral notes, sweet coffee, roasted malt, cane sugar, alcohol and a nice bitterness. I’m not a fan of the Baltic porters if the alcohol is dominant, and this one is on the edge, but the sweetness is too strong for me as well. 1820
Boutip (5829) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Boboski: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a nice own foamy head with average retention. Aroma of black chocolate malt. Taste is a mix between some black chocolate with some limited sweetness and a dry finish which is more or less pleasant. Body is slightly above average with some medium carbonation. The dry finish leave me a bit perplex but still an interesting take on a style that I don’t experience often enough.
ogivlado (7164) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled(500ml). -Dark brown/black coloured, medium sized thick beige head, mild smoked malty nose. The aroma is sweet and roasted malty, with nice toffee and chocolate notas. Few alcohol and raisins hints. Pleasant bitter sweet finish, but to be honest I’ve expected a better porter.
spporras (259) - FINLAND - FEB 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle BB 30/11/07) Caramel, roasted, licorice, slightly alcoholic and dark bread aroma. Dark brown-red colour, small to average size, brownish, more or less fully diminishing head with fair lacing. Caramel, licorice, sweet, roasted, dark bread and slightly chocolate flavour. Softly carbonated, medium to full-bodied, slightly alcoholic and astringent palate. Tasty porter! 06/02/07
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black colored, slight red hints. Little brown head. Sweetness, licorice, oak, some roastiness and mild alcohol in aroma, still it could be stronger. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is better with sweet caramel and roasted licorice, nice hops also in mouthfeel making it to be biting and drying. Aftertaste has mild alcohol and licorice, hops and bitterness also there.