muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, from Olivers Beverage in Albany NY. Deep brown, clear, hint of ruby-red. Largish fine tan head, slowly decaying. Large chocolate-malt nose with brief hints of grapes. Earthy and rich, with a full body and nice warming alcohol traces, and a bit roasty only towards the finish. Not extremely distinctive, and less vinous and complex than most, but quite nice.
Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish body with a thin off-white head. Aroma is chocolatey, rich, bold, earthy, peaty, with soy sauce notes. Taste is chocolatey and earthy, but seems more subdued than the aroma. Mild bitterness in the finish, not much else happening besides the tpical roastiness. Medium-bodied and just lacking some complexity to be of great interest.
Ungstrup (29134) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Had the same bottle as Jacob - we think this is the one] A brown beer with a beutiful light brown head. The aroma is sweet roasted with notes of bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of bread, before a dry malty end sets in. A fine beer - but not a Porter in my universe.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - APR 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle does not say anything about "Boom", only Pardubickı Porter 19%.. Dark brown coloured. Malty aroma. Very sweet flavoured. Not very full bodied.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I've drunk several of Pivovara Pardubice's beers, and this is by far the best one. The last time I drank it was at the brewery itself, this January. 2 feet of snow was on the floor, and it was -5 as I battled my way from the station. The time was only 08:30 so the restaurant in the brewery was closed, but the off-sales was open so in I went. I was surprised to see, in this small room stacked to the ceiling with crates of beer, a man drinking a bottle of Granat. He proceeded to finish this, then take out a whole crate of it presumably to drink whilst walking home. As I was there to buy some beer to take home I decided to join in with the local customs and ordered 3 bottles or porter and opened one with the convenient bottle opener on the counter. The whole lot came to less than 1GBP with deposit! As for the beer, well I know drinking from the bottle isn't the best way to taste a beer but it was OK by me. A deep red/black coloured beer, with a hint of treacle and alcohol on the nose. The taste is pretty impressive with malt, sweetness, alcohol, portiness, some coffee and an almost plum-like fruit character. There are little in the way of hops, but the beer is complex enough. A warming, roasty finish is long lasting, and it certainly kept me warm all the way back to the station. Baltic Porters? Love 'em.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark black color,small tan head that had a decent hang time.Sweet malt aroma with hints of chocolate and possibly some hops.Sweet malty chocolate taste with a mild coffee and mild hops coming on in the finishIt comes off as slightly heavy at first but it definately is a very smooth brew,and easy to drink.It almost has a malted milk ball quality to it.Very nice brew that definatley needs to be tryed.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
piney chocolate aroma, transparent brown, stong alcohol bite, dry bitter chocolate with some slight milkiness
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a deep rich reddish brown, with a big biege head. Nose was sweet and roasted. Nice full mouthfeel. Chocolate, coffee, cocoa, raisins, and other fruits on the tongue. It's sweet but not overly sweet. It's just right. Little alcohol kick. Just enough to warm you up. This was a really good baltic porter. And like others have said, it's a lot like a doppelbock.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark purple and brown with a thin, tan head. A pleasant aroma of raisin, chocolate pudding, warming alcohol, lightly roasted malts and a touch of toasted bread. The body is fairly moderate, with only a touch of stickiness. The flavor profile matches the aroma pretty well. A nice well-ripened fruitiness interwoven with bits of chocolate liqueur. A pleasant example, though not my favorite.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with hints of garnet, topped by a medium beige head. Aroma is malty, roasty, raisin/prune, light chocolate and anise. Taste is sweet, raisin, chocolate, some anise, some roasty/burnt, light soy. Finish is light alcohol. Medium body that's slightly syrupy.