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 (2556) - 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 (1905) - 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!
jaymobrown (1664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish, fairly dark. Good amount of malt taste. A bit thin on the tongue for a porter, but the taste is thick enough. Wheat, roasted chestnuts, caramel and sweet on the lips.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate and fruit aroma. Clear ruby colour, strawberry pink head. Mild fruit/chocolate flavour. Sweet, but not overly. A most interesting Porter!
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUL 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad, but definitely too pale for a porter. I would categorize this as a brown ale. The taste was very mild for a porter. Pretty good beer.
legion242 (2190) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale for a porter- more red then black; Head had good density and was khaki colored; Cola and caramel in the nose. Upfront, nice mouthfeel- alcohol decently represented. Roasted flavors are hanging out.
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick head and a rich red amber body reminiscent of a strong ale. Sweet, ambrosic malt aroma with a comparable taste--that has a spike of cherriness in it. Nice on the palate, having a sweet careml body with lower, deep notes. Surprisingly good