JohnnyJ (4946) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at toronado SD. Very dark brown pour, frothy tan head. Dark roasted malts, cherries, chocolate, licorice, nuts, and light coffee. It’s a lager? Easily could be an imp stout. Excellent!
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand bottle from iowaherkeye. Thanks Joey. Sampled side-by-side with Pizza Port Night Rider. Poured an opaque black color. Head was thin and light brown. The aroma was subdued overall with hints of cola, dark fruits, soy sauce, and pencil lead. Slightly sweet, slightly acidic, and bitter at the end. Tasted of chocolate, light molasses, and a bit of sour milk. I liked the Night Rider better.
alexanderj (3423) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado SD; had no idea what the style was, but glad it was a Baltic Porter, as it is a style I haven’t had too much of yet. Color was a dark brown to black with a light brownish head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, toffee and a bit of coffee and sweetness. Flavor was very nice. Roasted, sweet, sugary and a bit chalky. Fruity as well. Very good beer.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at stone bistro....poured a very dark brown, almost black, with reddish brown hues towards the edges. a thin tan wispy head topped this elixir off..... aroma of roasted malt, some smoke, and sweet chocolate.... flavor had a nice light roast component, a little burnt toast, and sweet rich chocolate. alcohol very well hidden for being 9.5% which i didn’t know was that high at the time that i had it.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint pre PP Belgian Fest @ PP Carlsbad. Pours black with a tan head. Nose is malty and rich. Taste is sweet, and rich and malty and hot alc. Good.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Toronado’s Pizza Port night. Pours a deep coffee brown / black with a small creamy beige head. Faint coffee on the nose along with black cherries and other dark fruits. Roasted malts and dark fruits dominated the palate. Finish was very creamy and smooth, damn tasty.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a growler filled 3/31/08. Opaque black with a 1/2 finger beige head that lasted about 30 seconds before fading to a ring and a swirling film. The aroma is full of milk chocolate and yeasty bread dough. Some deeply toasted grain and roasted malts are also present. Flavor has plenty of yeasty bread and chocolate up front with lots of chocolatey malts--there is a degree of roast, but not as much as I get from imperial stouts--I thought PP was bullshitting me and disguising an imperial stout as a Baltic, but they did well. A tinge of soy with a semi-dry finish, low bitterness (2-3 out of 10). Though the Baltics from their "homeland" end up a bit too sweet, this one didn’t at all. Full body with light to moderate carbonation. Rating #10! This officially gets a style percentile!
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at O’briens. Pours with a dark brown to black body topped by a pencil thin head with little lacing. It’s slightly sweet and roasty with a nice malt note and a hint of coffee. Full bodied and smooth.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is chocolate, dark fruit, light alcohol and cooked molasses. Flavor comprised of the same notes from the aroma, but with more concentrated alcohol, vanilla, deeper fruit notes and light coffee as well. Very tasty brew.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - FEB 24, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at PP Carlsbad. Looks like I’m the first to rate this hidden gem. Small head that settles to small dense dark tan microfoam ring around the edge of the glass. Black liquid. Heavy body. Aroma is mild. Alcohol burn in the throat. No off flavors. Surprizingly easy to drink for 9.5%. Leans to the sweet side. I suppose a little malty. Very little if any roastiness. Pretty interesting. Very nice.