Vaiz (3350) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Brown pour, off-white head. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, chocolate, slightly buttery and creamy. Flavor is sweet sugary roasted malts, smooth texture and with a deccent body. Nice brew, but a bit too smooth and clean, industrial.
crackedmachine (471) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a thick and lasting tan head. Aroma of sweet and grainy European malt with hint of grass and chocolate candy. Flavor follows: sweet grains, some chocolate, hint of grass.
Theydon_Bois (8710) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on Rugby Corroi night @20MR thanks to SP, 06/03/13.
Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head.
Nose is roast malt, light coffee tones, dark fruits, toffee.
Taste comprises dark malt, hint of chocolate, dark treacle toffee, molasses, tar, leather, slightly burnt aspects.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation lending towards a dry finish.
Pretty basic average fayre with zero hidden depths for a 6.9% Baltic Porter !
Fatehunter (1217) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured two and half fingers on a pitch black body. The head was quickly gone though.
The aroma is faint: roasted and black malt.
The taste is darkness with a sweet touch. Burnt and roasted malt with a sweet finish.
The texture is smooth with low carbonation.
It’s lacking in the smell area but the taste is nice.
Borresteijn (4684) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl Bottle from ABC Beers. Clear ruby brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of ripe dark fruits, currants, liquorice, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, malty, rye, currants, dark fruits, lquorice, laurel, light bitter finish. Light to medium-bodied. OK.
Reid (1900) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from "Lifesource" Salem.
Pours a dark brown with a nice sized tan head.
Dark chocolate,treacle and dark fruitiness abound in the nose.
Smooth treacle,molasses taste, some hints of elderberry and blackcurrant,slightly salty,finishes with alcohol.
Ok palate good but average for style
This is OK a good beer but sadly for me not a good Baltic.
italianjohn (2338) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark deep brown to black pour with a thin beige/brown head .... aroma of dark fruits, licorice, roasted .... tastes of roasted malts, dark fruits, light licorice ... lightly bitter with a slight caramel/molasses flavor .... finish is dry and bitter ... actually a nice drinking porter with nice aroma/flavor
Pyrmir (3352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Pours near-bacl with medium light brown head. Aroma of dark plums, alcohol and cocoa. Tastes of dried fruits and dark malts. Body is rich in the early taste but disappears fast. Aftertaste of dried fruits, low bitterness.
hens (528) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5L bottle. Soiled clothes first and then little coffe grounds aroma. Cool used motor oil color with brown hat. Very cool look. Taste is also fat oili. Correct porter feeling and taste. Remind little summer clove and herbs. Little vanilla and little coffee caramel. Everything is on balance. Finish is bit alcohol, but not disturb very much. Best baltic porter so far.
Unde (360) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2014 Reddish brown beer with smallish head. Roasted and smoky malts, little bit of grassy hop aromas. Mildly smoky, roasted malts and grassy hops in the end. Pretty thin for a porter, high carbonation.