madsberg (9390) - Sřborg, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Dark ruby colored beer. Has a decent lasting beige head. Roasty, malty and spicy in the nose. Very sweet, roasted and chocolatish flavour. The sweetness is a little to much for me. Nice moderate bitter chocolate taste in the end. Accents of alcahol as well. All i all a decent sample of the style. Maybe a little too sweet.
Ducati (37) - Windsor, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a true surprise! A wonderful decoction malt aroma with only the slightest hint of alcohol and/or esters. Poured into a pint glass it had a crystal clear black with garnet hues. Flavorwise surprisingly fresh, a bit sweet but the dark malt flavors come through without overpowering. Finishes with a medium/full body coating your mouth with malt dextrins. Yummm
JK (4174) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a light tan head. Aroma of apple, caramel, and orange. Not much carbonation. Sweet with malt taste, a little too sweet for me. Reminded me of a sweet stout.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is lightly tan and thin. Black in color with a little bit of a ruby red undertone. Not a whole lot of apparent carbonation. A pretty light aroma for a porter compared to what I've had in the past. Yep, sweet. Not too much in the way of coffee or chocolate, two of my favorite qualities of a porter. Malty behind the sweet. Overall, pretty much the middle as far as porters.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is extremely malty, with caramel and other sweetnesses. Aroma of nuts and malts. I can't say this is like most porters I've had, although it looks like one - dark with barely a head on it. Rich and creamy - not bad at all!
notalush (4464) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This has a dark brown color, with not much of a head, but some slight lacing. Smells sweet and roasty. It doesn't seem like much of a porter, especially due to its relatively thin body. It tastes more like a double bock. It's all toffee, caramel and coffee, and it's pretty darn good. Very sweet, with a slightly roasty finish. If you set aside the fact that it is supposed to be a baltic porter and just drink it for what it is, you'll quite enjoy it.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, edging on black with a sligh off-white head. Medium-low carbonation levels. Nose of chocolate, sweet malt aroma. Very clean palate for the strength with chocolate and a touch of roasted malts. Overall sweetness is moderate to high, much like a clean festbock, is well balanced with a healthy dose of czek saaz bittering hop additions. It is so clean and yet complex. Such a wonderful style.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - JAN 28, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Czech republic is popular for Bohemian Pilsener, but even some of the dark beers are pretty good. Unfortunately the sweetness in this beer is boring and covers all the other flavours.
sloth (2341) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hmmm dark czech lager, never had one.Pours a crystal clear deep brown with the Red highlights showing as you hold it to the light.Head is tight, light tan, fading quickly.Aroma is malty, fruity,grainy.Medium palate, sweet up front. Has Malty flavors with a slight nuttiness in the dry finish. The %8 is well hidden.The label jumped out at me at the beer store. It says PORTER BOOM.Not a bad bang for the buck! $1.89 that is.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear caramel edged dark ruby. Small, tiny bubbled light tan head. Slight carbonation. Cola aroma, toasted caramel, molasses and a kiss of dark prunes. Mellow, heavy but with a subtle syrupy nature. Dark molasses sweetness and rough roasted harshness beneath. Medium body. Sweetness is dark and brooding but not sticky at all, even warm. Nary a hint of alcohol. Not very vinous, with only a smidgen of prune juice. Very smooth and gentle. Finishes woody, wine fruity, darkly toffee flavored with a surge of alcohol. Very nice. Elite?