heykevin (1276) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong alcoholic nose, balanced with roasted grains. Good baltic porter.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(SCBE2003): Cloudy red brown with medium beige head. Aroma is dark fruit (raisin), sweet, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, dark fruit, medium sweet, light alcohol warming. Medium-full body.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Auburn, slightly darker than an IPA, lighter than an expected porter of any style. Intriguing nose, sour with chocolate and toffee notes. Not even vaguely porter-esque in the traditional style, full of caramel sweetness, some dark fruit, and maybe a bit of chocolate. Finishes dry and a bit sharp, but really isn't at all roasty.
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
chocolate, coffee, beatiful brown poisenous looking head, man I like it.Probably underestimated by others because of its origin.
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 7.5%. Mildly bready aroma, I do not get any roasted notes or the like. Black colour, big stable light brown head. The flavour is a lot more powerful than the aroma. Slightly sweet liquorice flavour, turning more bitter before going liquoricy again. Good, sticky mouthfeel. Very nice.
maxwelldeux (3667) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice roasted aroma really comes through on this one. Pours very dark with a moderate head. Maltiness is very apparent in the taste and is consistent throughout the length of the drink. Rich and heavier, this is very satisfactory, especially as a more of a dessert beer.
BitchPls (552) - FINLAND - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cola black beer with a big mocha head. Aroma of ripe sweet dark fruits. Flavors of dark ripe fruits and red berries. Lovely sweetness typical to a baltic porter. Liquorice and mämmi. Medium body. I love sweet baltic porters and this is a good one.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oh yeah! A good Bock - although the label says "Porter." But in the glass, it looks like a brandy, not a porter (granted, I'm drinking out of a snifter, which lends an air of Cognac-ness). Plenty of sweetness from the chocolate malt conceals the 7% abv almost totally. But this is so very different from Stepan Razin Porter and Utenos (other Baltics) that I've got to think that the Saku isn't quite true to style since the taste lacks the oily toffee and roasty notes you'd expect. Nevertheless, it's delicious.
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep copper with red highlights... attractive, but like no porter I’d ever seen. An orange/tan head started promising but fizzed away in a flash. Peppery particulate hovers and settles. Sweet caramel and other candy-like goodness were a Hallowee’n treat made even more special with healthy whiffs of alcohol. Flavor was sweet & earthen ending sour. A light tingle to finish left a lasting impression of caramel & esters.
The whole of this beer is greater than the sum of its parts... whereas the flavor at first seemed lacking, it rounded out the other ragtag elements and contributed to a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
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kramer (4994) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, via Papsoe. Pours a very dark brown body under a fizzy and foamy light brown head. Good head retention partly due to the moderate visible carbonation. Classic Baltic Porter nose, lots of burnt caramel, some roast, bitter chocolate, light alcohol, light tar, and a little licorice. Flavor is burnt caramel and dark brown sugar in large quantities up front. Some light malt derived bitterness on the finish that keeps the sweetness in check. Some light plum and dark fruit notes throughout. Mouthfeel is full bodied and a little thick with soft slightly fizzy carbonation. Slightly oily in texture. A pretty nice beer. Very surprised to se the relatively low ratings for this one.