MartinT (7307) - 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...
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap in pilsen = shitloads better than out of the bottle in holland. half litre of 8 percent beer for US 60c or so is reason enough to rate it highly, but economics aside, itś magnificently tasty stuff (apostrophes are tricky in this country). very rich, chocolatey and plummy, with just enough raw alcohol to remind you yer not drinking kozel tmave and not too much to be harsh. big, flavoursome, and not for wooses.
SilkTork (5019) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked this up at the Canterbury beer festival recently. Having bought a fair few bottles recently I am running out of places to store them, so arranged a few - including this one - on top of my kitchen cupboards. Unfortunately the weight was too much for my old cupboards, and this evening the Silk Tork household experiened the great beer and wine disaster! The bottles tumbled down, some of them smashing into a few wine bottles stored on the other side of the kitchen. The resultant alcohol and glass flood has taken ages to clean up. At this point I am not even sure how many bottles we lost. This is one of six bottles that didn’t break, but leaked, so have to be drunk tonight. Out of misery comes forth some joy! This is a very tasty example of Baltic Porter. It is very smooth, creamy, sweet and dark. The high alcohol content is very appropriate for a beer of this style and ends the drink on a very warm note. The brewery was founded in 1871 and makes four blond beers, one semi-dark and this - which is the strongest beer made in the country (apart from Náchod Primátor 24°, which comes out at 10% ABV). I am informed that this is a tricky beer to find, which is a shame. Well worth seeking out; adding a different dimension to Czech beer: Pilsner Urquell and Staropramen are not the only highlights of the Republic.
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2002
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great flavor hits you before the taste does... strong, chocolate, but bitter.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark browm/mahogany with almost no head. Coffee, toffee and licorice and alcohol aroma. Flavors of roasted malts, molasses, black cherry, bittersweet finish.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My bottle reads ’Porter Boom’. True to style, this is a Baltic Porter, with its bocky, sweet flavor. Perhaps an acquired taste. I think Okocim Porter is perhaps just a bit better as the Pardubice is slightly over-carbed.
bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2004 Drank it in november in a beachpub in Noordwijk. Sweet, roasted malt, fruity. Very full bodied. Bittersweet finish. Still very drinkable in spite of its alcohol content. Re-rate: caramelaroma. Roasted malt flavor. Sweet, malty and caramelly with a hint of butter. Some hopbitterness, especially in the aftertaste. Lovely beer.
omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown. Sweet, roasty, complex with plum aroma. Vinuos and full bodied.
Ernest (5882) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2004 Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (dark bread, molasses, roasted grain). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, grainy. Medium to full body, syrupy texture, soft carbonation. New labels in the States are now as shown here, the "Boom" labels have apparently been discontinued. Very poor quality, as with the Premium.