Crockett (1012) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep mahogony with a a slight haze. Firm creamy off white. Sweetly spiced with an aroma of dried fruit, pruney, and modest chocolate aroma. Heavy on malts and hard to find any alcohol. Initially roasty and full of caramel and burnt flavours. Softens quickly into chocolate and earthy malts. Creamy and softly carbonated body. Not as punchy as I had expected. Long, but somewhat washed out chocolate/coffee finish.
kozzak1 (70) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fruity porter with agreat head, nice body & a rich palate. Usually folks buy it, store it for a year or more then drink it. it is a "winetr" brew found usually after mid-November.
motelpogo (6968) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
i suspect this bottle had been sitting at the brickskeller for quite some time. but it was still all right, pretty fruity - plum and sultanas with cocoa powder and just a hint of boiled cauliflower to make it a little unpleasant
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - NOV 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow instead of another crappy Euro-lager the LCBO brings in something decent. Nice brown colour with almost no head. The nose is weet and malty and the taste is no different. Strong notes of caramel with a little bit of chocolate. Also vaguely fruity. Not BAd.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a medium brown body with mahogany highlights and a large light brown head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, and sweet malt. Slightly bitter palate. Flavor of sweet malt, hint of burnt, some cola qualities.
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.
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Apparently it was a bit of a fluke that this ended up on the shelves of the LCBO instead of a private order. Interesting. Ruby amber body, moderate off white head. Sweetish malty aroma is muted. Fruity sweet malt with a touch of caramel. Palate is light. Not bad, not great either. Toronto Christmas Party 2004.
Frank (3015) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well, here we go. My first Estonian beer and one of the few brews I’ve tried made in the elusive Baltic porter style. My first impression is that this beers just to damn sweet though it does have a nice medium amber color and a decent head. Normally, i’m a fan of the big sweet beers, eisbock and the like but sometimes if you combine sweetness with dark malts in just the wrong proportions I find it strongly disagreeable. Now, strongly disagreeable may be a bit harsh but I just can’t control my blasted mouth when the ABV climbs over 6.5%. Like all Baltic porters, I’d describe this as more similar to a malty doppelbock than your run-of-the-mill English style. The palate is sticky and thick with just a little touch of the carbonation. I taste some goodness here and there--chocolate, molasses, honey and more but I still don’t really like it. Why!? Well, hell if I know.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a ok Baltic Porter. Roasty, malt, and toffee flavors. Finishes clean, smooth, and creamy.
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.