crossovert (11196) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent Baltic porter, but I prefer the Polish versions. It has some rich chocolate flavors and dark fruits.
Rune (11054) - Tromsř, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, thanks to Finn for this gift at Yuletide. Fast declining, beige head. Deep dark body with a shiny ruby tint. Moderate smell of liquorice and dark malts. Earthy malts, notes of dark spices and added by sweet liquorice. Soft and dry in the mouth. Nice Baltic Porter, however, a bit too sweet for a higher score (at home, Tromsř 29.12.2010).
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Name: Estonian Porter
dark ruby red, thin head, sweet carmel malt aroma with a touch of hops, rich malt flavor with carmel sweetness and a bit of chocolate, lingering hop bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
KimJohansen (10416) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black with a medium to large beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, rye bread and coffee notes. Very sweet flavour with chocolate and coffee notes. Finished sweet.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pitch black colour. Little light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and and bitter chocolate. Flavour is roasty, bit sweet with dark fruits, liquorice and good chocolate and then comes the strong alcoholic aftertaste.
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one is the Christmas version, but it’s supposedly the same as the "normal" porter. It’s black/brown with a moderate head. The aroma has notes of coffee, a bit of chocolate, licorice, berries and alcohol and it has an OK bitterness. I think the alcohol is too dominant in the flavour.
rosenbergh (10206) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 500 ml bottle. Finland.
Dark brown almost black colour with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and hints of coffee. Roasted malty flavour finishing with hints of coffee and hoppy bitterness.
pivnizub (10100) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Very dark, bigger yellowish, quite stable head; roasted malt, sweet malt, dark fruits and a tinge of coffeee in the aroma; creamy, soft MF, medium to full bodied; sweet coffee, roasted malt in the lingering bitter-sweet finish. A very good stuff......
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ABC Beers. Dark brown pour with off white head. Aroma of chocolate and dark fruit. Flavour also has licorice.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL. Pours a deep ruby with a large tan head that is fizzy, cola-like and has pretty good retention and no lace. Aroma is grainy, corn, sweet malt, almost lagerish. As it warms you can get some smoke, dried meats, and even oxidized apple slices. Taste is boozy, watery, malty, dirty, metallic. Meh.