Reid (1783) - Salem,Oregon, 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.
Hopptrician (4) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bit sweet on the nose, very sugary. Taste very sweet, syrupy. Hvfhjjng bgfdghhhh bhfhjghhvvvdsaw
jann3 (61) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours very deep reddish brown, almost black, with medium-sized tanned head. Aroma is sweet with some caramel and over-ripe fruits. Taste is very sweet too with caramel, honey and roasted malts. Finishes with a faint hint of bitterness. Decent porter, although it is quite sweet. (0,5 l bottle,best before 21 Nov. 2014)
HopfenWeisse (855) - - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 Hmm. Found old bottle of this, best before 05/2013. Taste is chocolate, quite sweet. Not bad.
johnnnniee (1944) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Received in trade from RobertDale, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid dark brown color with a decent sized khaki head that persists quite well. Aromas of bread, caramel, a bit of cherry and plum and a little wet cardboard. The flavor is fairly sweet with lots of brown sugar and caramel. Hints of chocolate, dark fruits, and earth round out the flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a chalky ashy creamy mouthfeel. Kind of sweet and sticky, but somewhat drinkable.
Cuso (3633) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from rosenbergh, many thanks Jan. Very dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, red fruits. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, caramel. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Good.
beastiefan2k (2258) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL bottle with the great purple label. You know there just aren’t enough beers with black and purple labels, its a nice color combo. Love the bottle shape and embossing. Bottom of the bottle says beer in a few different languages. Not to mention the awesome price. 2.99 a bottle, nice. Without making too much out of this rating the beer is right on the mark for s Baltic porter. My only complaint is the aroma is over ally layered, a bit of metal sneaking in. The flavor is very strong on lagered chocolate and fumy ash. Pours with a pretty head. Long aftertaste and well lagered.
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hansvf (103) - - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruikt zwaar zoet, naar een echte porter. In het hostel uit de fles. Appearance dus niet te zien. Goed mondgevoel en vrij lichte smaak voor de biersoort. Wel lekker!
Turboninja (73) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Semi strong aroma with flavors of licorice, some chocolate and a hint of malts. Black reddish color with medium light brown head. A bit mild and waxy taste with some chocolate, salty licorice and some malts. Semi wide taste spectrum and aftertaste. Very nice thick palate with lots of carbonation.
stevoj (1603) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet dark malts prevail in both aroma and taste. Black with foamy beige head. Molasses mostly, with some roast grains, chocolate and a smidge of hops. No evidence of alcohol warmth. Smooth.
zomba (210) - Nokia, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with thick, quickly dissipating head. Aroma taste has malts. High carbonation for a porter.