IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
If this were brewed in Germany it would probably be considered a doppelbock. Reddish brown color. Very caramelly, some medicinal cherry, some alcohol. Slight burn for only 7%, smooth, short finish. I’ve certainly had better.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
So what do you say about another mediocre porter? Well it is darker with a thin quickly discipating tan head. The nose and taste are just about the same, bland dry malts and just a dab of caramel. Porters suck.
Jukkabro (3485) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2005 Rerate, 2005/1/11 (5-4-5-3-9). Almost black colored, little yellow head vanished fastly. Lively carbonation. Roasted, strongly nutty and mild sweet chocolate aroma, nice one. Surprisingly high carbonation, does not fit here very well. Strong nutty flavor too, some roasted tones come up also. Ending is nicely dry and hopped, maybe some spices make it even more dry. Medium to full bodied. Nice brew indeed, carbonation is little bit of too high.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby colour with a large foamy tan head. Coffee, toffee, dried fruit and caramel in aroma. Fruity and chocolately flavour with hints of toffee and sweet coffee. Smooth finish of dark choclate and minerals.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby in color with a medium off-white head. Aroma and flavor of dark fruit,sweet toffee and caramel.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Fairly light-complexioned for any kind of porter -- looks more like a brown ale. Malty, nutty nose is similar to that style, and I'm beginning to worry -- but in the flavor it picks up, with that nice deep winey chocolatiness. Mmmm. Far from the best Baltic porter I've had, but it's such a great style, I'd certainly have this again.
TBone (11161) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2005 Bottled
Black opaque color. Small lightly tanned head vanishing quickly. Good deal of carbonation. Aroma is sweet caramel and thin coffee. Taste is sweet prunes and some roasted malt. Finishes bitter with some hops and alcohol gives warming feeling. Certainly a winter beer! (6/4/7/3/14 3.4)
Re-rated (BB 06/2006)
Roasted, coffeish and warming. I like this more and more. (7/5/8/4/16 4.0)
PorterPounder (4933) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, mahagony colored pour with a slight off white head - not much lacing. Aroma is sweet - not dissimilar to pancake syrup. Flavor is very sweet - almost to the point of being cloying but not quite. Maple syrup, nuts, dates and raisins. No evidence of hops. Alcohol is hidden well. Very smooth going down. Add another country to my list.
Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very light porter, clear darkish chestnut brown with the standard Eastern Bloc label. Sweetish oats and caramel aroma. Sweet, grainy, a very drinkable beer, I'd have believed that this was a brown or an altbier. Medium grainy finish with some hay and Saaz-style hops hanging around for the long haul. Pretty good.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red hints in a deep, dark brown body with a fleeting tan head. Fruit and chocolate in the nose and a light sweet flavor. Decent drink.