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 (4581) - 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 (2382) - 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?
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown color with a moderate light tan head. Rich fruity/maly aroma. Flavors of dark fruits and caramel malts. Quite thick and a touch on the sweet side. A decent example of a Baltic Porter.
motelpogo (6111) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2006 wasn’t too impressed with this at first after trying an old bottle in utrecht. however, as luck would have it, my local pub in plzen has this on tap and i had plenty of these with eczematic. very full and chunky with fish and soy sauce, golden syrup and molasses, some baked apple and plenty of tang. found this irresistable.
many half litres of this later i’m still a fan although it can get just too cloying every now and then
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 Black beany Munich malts dwell within the clear dark brown...Caramel roastiness slowly going into bitterness...A dark ribbon decorates the mind for a while...