Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown in color with a thin tan head, this has a caramel aroma with traces of chocolate. Medium-bodied, it’s a straightforward, near dunkel kind of a drink, despite its being a Baltic porter with a stronger abv. Uncomplicated, with a burnt caramel flavor and a mildly sweet finish, it is, nonetheless, a fine drink.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Fall Beerfest In Toronto 2004. Deep amber in colour. Aroma of christmas cake, caramel and raisins. Flavour was of caramel, some light malt, plums, light hops. Light body, mild carbonation. Finishes a little on the light side but still an interesting beer.
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have a soft spot for Baltic Porters, and while this isn’t really a sophisticated beer, it’s got a good nose and flavour that reminds me of bread pudding. Not bad.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Dougshoemaker’s, dark amber, aroma of bread, raisin, and plum, nice taste of raisin with a hint of hops, followed by alcohol.
GregClow (3068) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown-amber colour - much lighter than I’d expect from a porter, especially one this strong in the booze department. Raisins and smoked wood in the aroma. Malty flavour with some chocolate notes. Interesting. [Toronto Christmas Party ’04]
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first Baltic Porter. Bottle @ Doug’s, Christmas 2004. Dark brown/orange pour. Very strong woody notes. Full bodied mouthfeel. I didn’t get a lot of alcohol in the taste, just lots of straightforward sweetness. Very good.
Radek Kliber (6895) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Creamy head, rather pale for Baltic. Dark amber. Sweet malts , not to complex . Clean , smooth , medium bodied , some decent roast but sadly to thin and weak . Make it from 16 (?) Plato to 20-22 and would be great.
Eructoblaster (3606) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black body topped with a lasting beige foamy head. Nice coffeeish aroma with chocolate, anise, and date notes. Interesting sweet taste that hides the alcohol very well. Pleasant hints of roasted coffee, and decent warming finish. Good stuff.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2004
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Dark brown colour. Small, very quickly diminishing head. Caramelly, strongly coffeish aroma. Toasted malts and heavy coffee flavour. Lasting medicine-bitter finish. Mediumbodied. Interesting beer, but the medicine bitterness somehow spoiled it for me.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to whoever brought this to the Toronto Christmas Party ’04. Raisiny nose - Quite sweet. Orangish thin head. Flavor is malt, rasins and grapes. Alcohol is apparent in the finish. Not like any other porter I’ve had.