kramer (5735) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle, via jimbowood. Pours a dark brown body with some mahogany showing on the edges. The head was fairly small, large bubbled, and receded without leaving any lacing. The nose shows tons of licorice, caramel, roast, and alot of yeast character for a Baltic Porter. Some light alcohol also. Flavor is a blend of chocolate and caramel, with quite an odd yeast derived fruitiness. A little grape soda, alcohol, caramel, and licorice late in the finish. Mouthfeel is too over-carbonated and a little annoyingly fizzy. Finishes with a slightly sweet cloying oily feel that I like though. This was OK, but the mouthfeel really did some bad things to this. Letting it breathe didn’t seem to really help at all either. Kind of outside the bounds of a Baltic Porter given the yeast choice, as it really lended alot of yeast derived characteristics to what ought to be a much cleaner and smoother style.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolate brown/black colour, tan head. Interesting aroma that is a bit more fruity, shows the belgian yeast for sure. Semi bitter coffee like notes, a bit of burnt, more sweet fruityness to it. Reminds me of why I like baltic porters and how much I like experimentation.
jsquire (4065) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark beer with mahogany hues against the light. Creamy tan head. Sweet Belgian sugar nose with ripe fruit. Juicy plum and ripe pit fruit flavors with an almost smokey malt note. Chocolate covered cherries with Belgian sugar sweetness. Interesting beer.
BBB63 (6509) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks kp for sharing this bottle: Nearly opaque with a small but lasting beige head and good lace. The aroma has notes of nutty and smoky malts, some chocolate covered plums and raisins, light sugar smack cereal, and a quick vapor of grassy herbal hop. The taste starts with a taste of caramel apple and those chocolate covered plums noted before. A midsection of aromatic tobacco and smoke. The finish is lighted touched with some allspice and a dash of coffee. The mouth feel is smooth and yet lively, the alcohol is well hidden. A nice hybrid beer with some weird characteristics. A brewery to keep an eye on...
Suttree (5881) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, with a little bit of foam around the edges. Chocolatey and fruity aroma- mostly raisin and prune. Smooth palate, with flavors of plum and raisin, plus some cherry melding nicely with coffee. Definately shouldn’t be served too cold, as we learned - much more winey and chocolatey as it reaches room temperature. Very tasty stuff. Batch 150, best before Feb, 2015.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A nice, smooth, chocolatey, creamy porter whose alcohol is very well hidden. A nice brew.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany pour has ruby hues and a thin ring of spotty-lacing dark tan head. Aroma boasts lots of sweet caramely malt with good biscuity bready yeasty notes and a touch of dark fruity complexity. Starts with a nice, fairly full and dark caramely malty sweet body with a touch of brown sugar and nice bready Belgian yeasty complexity. An interesting and enjoyable brew.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep brown with a golden edge and small off-white head. Sweet roasty and fruity malt with a good amount of belgian yeasty esters. Sweet and fruity malt with roasty and nice chocolate notes. Nnice yeasty ester flavors. Nice warmth. Medium to full body.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured into tiny tulip. I had this at a bruisin-ales tasting. (thanks Julie, and the owners husband)... very similiar to a baptista, but malty, and darker... a great beer very good drink, and a fun taster.. don’t forget its organic, that means its good for you right?
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, slightly brown sugar. Flavor is malty and slightly spicy.