CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly sweet aroma coming from the rather light colored body, at least for a porter that is. The hop flavor is pleasant and fairly well balanced, but the finish is a bit sticky. Overall pretty good, but a little out of style.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice reddish color, with a decent sized tan head. Very malty caramel smell. Bread and caramel in the taste as well. I enjoyed it.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours uncharacteristic reddish colour with a quick disappearing beige head. roasty, toffee-ish aroma. the flavour hold some nice notes of cherry hard candy, medicine, alcohol and slight chocolate. not what I expected from a porter, but quite nice.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep amber/brown. Light for a porter. Thin creamy head, decent lace. Nose of caramel, plums, grains, alcohol, slight oxidation and more. Thinnish feel hold some decent flavors, dark, sweet,caramelized malts. Touch of anise and a nice alcoholic warmth orburn depending how you look at it. Starts a bit harsh but once your palate settles, this baby becomes your best friend. Maybe a bit of oxidation but an enjoyable brew.
Indra (2558) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium brownish-amber color with a slight, off-white head. Light, brown-sugary, caramel malt aroma. Spicy, bready flavor, with a decent amount of caramelized, malty sugar and a hint of licorice and alcoholic warmth. Medium bodied and a very carbonated palate. This is more like a dark strong lager in profile.
rich42 (128) - USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tastes like a porter - looks like a brown ale. little maltiness - but tastes like it was brewed with some sugar. little bit of hoppiness. flavors of chocolate and coffee. not bad - nothing spectacular.
jazz88 (2522) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 30, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Murky brown color with a laced light brown head. Malty aroma. My friends said it smelled like soy sauce, and with a side-by-side comparison I think they might be right. I smell the alcohol and the malts. Pretty light body but leaves a long aftertaste.
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Baltic porter is a thoroughly misunderstood style. First of all, I believe it’s a lager, and has little resemblance to London style porter. This is a good example, being dark amber in color, with good caramelly taste and a slightly burnt toast flavor. Closer to a doppelbock, actually.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A beautiful deep read colored porter. The aroma is a bit weak and uneventful, but the flavor is splendid. Totally full and robust with nuts, a sort of fruity sweetness, caramel, and perhaps a touch of smoke. Surprisingly good.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber in color with a faint roasty aroma. Slightly nutty taste, but thin. Sweeter as it warms up with more maltiness in the aftertaste, but much more than I expected from a beer brewed in Estonia!