GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from OldGrowth. Thanks! Poured an opaque dark brown color. The head was one finger high and reduced quickly to a thin lasting film. Smelled of apple liqueur, molasses, bitter chocolate and spices. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with a splash of booze. Carbonation was on the higher end of the spectrum. Roasted malt dominated the flavor with dark fruit, caramel apple, and spice accents.
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty chooclate aroma with hints of dark fruit. Roasted malty chocolater and caramel flavor with hints of dark fruit. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
14th June 2009
Very dark brown cloudy beer. Light frothy dry palate. Bitterish but tangy dark malt with a splash of cola. Finishes creamy dry and with bitter coca cola. Just about hangs together.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewer. Pitch black with a small tan head. Scent is Chocolate. Taste is coffee and fruit, nice bitter coffee finish.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a dark brown with a slight light tan head. A tad bit of lacing. Nose brings some dark fruits and roasted malt. Good notes of chocolate. The taste is dark fruits, dates, burnt sugar, some roasted malt, and a bit of alcohol. The feel is nice with the flavors playing nice with the slight alcohol tinge. Drinks quite well and is really nice overall.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-03-2010
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aggressively carbonated bottle from Bruisn’ Ales. The carbonation keeps at bay the baltic Porter taste which is there and balance porter/a little sourness malted down, but a muted flavour. Decent drinkability and the alcohol is hidden.Black body with nominal head.
paiste2002 (186) - Saugus, California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle dated February 2008. Pour is deep dark brown with a huge tan head that slowly fell away into a creamy tan layer across the surface of the beer that lasted the entire time this tasty brew was in my glass. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and a slight hint plum. Flavor was much the same roasted malt, Chocolate and caramel a very nice porter, then you get the Belgian yeast and a touch of plum that sends this one over the edge. Medium body with a long roasty, malty yeasty finish. Very nice beer that held up very well with two plus years of age.
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - OCT 19, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the brewery. It has deep brown hue with very little head. The aroma is Chinese medicine and the flavor is Chinese stomach pills.
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep, dark brown with a thin, lingering, creamy head. The aroma is exactly what I expected based on the description on the bottle: chocolate and dark roasted malt sweetness of a Baltic Porter but with the Belgian yeast adding a little something different. The flavor is a bit more skewed towards the chocolate flavors but with that yeasty tang underneath. The combination is something like a quad that used more roasted malts than usual, but with a candy-sweet finish develops as the beer warms.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL Bottle. Big aroma of strong roast, plums and caramel. Pours a tawny mahogany brown, with a coffee-colored head. Flavors are a little odd, I don’t dig the Belgian strain on top of this and am really not sure how it can be a Baltic Porter. The roast is decent, but oxidation plays an unfortunate role this early in the game. Texture is very dry and airy. This is a decent dry Belgian Stout, but wanting a Baltic Porter, I’m a bit let down.