heemer77 (5167) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2006 The body is a very dark ruby that is almost black. The aroma is simple with chocolate and grass. The taste is light Kahlua and chocolate. There is also some lactic character. The mouthfeel is lightly sticky.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin head, very dark brown but clear appearance. Aroma is all dark molassis. Taste is roasted malts, brown sugar, oak, and molassis. Underlying alcohol and bitterness. Medium body.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
For some reason, the bottle lists this as made by Pivovar Zalozen, but maybe thats a generic term, from my limited knowledge of Czech. A mediocre porter, drank on the train from Prague to Munich.
pivnizub (9197) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Dark brown colour, brownish ,lasting foamy head; intense aroma of molasses with some hints of roasted malts and coffee and some traces of hops; molassy flavour with a slight sweetness in the beginning, turning over to a dry, bitter, longer lasting finish; warming; no so complex as other examples of this style...........
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - MAY 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) dark brown colour with a medium sized frothy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and raisins with a note of caramel and (hazel-)nuts. Slight molassy sweet flavour with a thick oily taste of roasted malts. Well balanced hopbitter finish with a medium length. Nice !
bu11zeye (12147) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark mahogany -brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, brown sugar, chocolate, and raisins. Flavor of sweet malt, cola qualities, and dark fruit.
dwyerpg (4827) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Somewhat smoky aroma - a little offsetting. This beer tastes both sweet and dry - maybe thats what makes it a baltic porter - something I’ve never had. Also, never saw this when I was in the Czech Rep. - all the darks were dunkels. A good beer, despite the fact that the 8% is certainly noticeable. reminds me of this mylavsky grand i had in Brno.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Thomas_E. Dark brown colour with a big baige head. Sweet roasted coffee caramel aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet dry finish.
Sigmund (5695) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, bought at Pivni Galerie, Prague. Dark reddish brown to ruby colour, large & thick tan head. Aroma is surprisingly moderate: some malts, porridge, hints of roastiness, caramel. Flavour is more impressive: an immediate malty sweetness hits the tongue, followed by a pronounced roastiness with coffee elements. A robust & warming mouthfeel, alcohol is evident but not unpleasant. Roasted malts and quite a bit of hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Not bad.
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On the bitter side, quite a decent porter. Notes of dark chocolate, overwhelmed by roasted malts. Lacks a bit of character IMHO but is still a very decent porter.