mauritsio (267) - FINLAND - AUG 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2012 from ollepood Tartu. Black with tall head. Rich cocoa aroma. Sweet and bitterish taste. Full tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Kita (657) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 0.50l, courtesy of CanCrusher. Clear dark brown color with medium creamy brownish head and tiny lively bubbles. Aroma of grassy hops, chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, mild coffee and hints of medicines. Taste starts with sweet caramel and chocolate, molasses and liquorice, then followed by slight sour grassy and fruity undertones. Mouthfeel is a bit spicy, while aftertaste is pleasant moderate bitter. Full body, oily texture and soft carbonation in palate. Excellent farewell to winter...
BeerViking (1791) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Festive White Chocolate Porter, 50cl bottle from the Estonian gluhwein stand in the Lunenburg Weihnachsmarkt... Pours a dark black-brown with a fast-settling beige head and aromas of chocolate, toffee and maybe just a little nutmeg or cinnamon. Initially chocolate and little coffee on the palate, then burnt caramel and roast malt coming in, along with a treacle-toffeeish sweetness more reminiscent of a Doppelbock. The finish is more dry-sweet, as the burnt edge of the treacle is boosted by a light hoppy bitterness.
brugmanneke (274) - GERMANY - FEB 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(50 cl bottle) Reddish dark brown colour, rather clear, with a beige head. Aroma is roasted with lots of chocolate (white or milk), but not immensely complex. A slight metallic touch and no trace of hoppy aroma. Heavily sweet taste, light bitterness. Short finish. Not bad, but nothing to get very passionate about either.
agent_persik (220) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby color almost black, small head. Strong aroma of dark chocolate. Mostly sweet flavor of caramel malts and coffee with touch of white chocolate and alcohol, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. Not bad actually, quite interesting Christmas porter.
ledhenrik (2) - ESTONIA - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The only problem is the top.. it does not last.. and that’s a big prolem. Imo it’s lack of knowledge how to bottle a great beer. But the taste is absolutely the best among Estonian christmas porters. All in all its a great beer.
CanCrusher (402) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - NOV 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark ruby colour with a finger of creamy light brown head. Sweet chocolate (or let’s say cacao) is dominant aroma, but there are also notes of brown sugar, caramel, honey and some dark fruits like plums and cherries. Oily texture is sweet at the start, but than turns into moderate bitter. Real winter warmer, goes fine with some chocolate dessert.
estpiwo (1157) - ESTONIA - NOV 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown color, creamy head. Milk chocolate tones in taste, oily, sweet, little bit roasted malts. Finish was light bitter and smoky. Good.
Marduk (1654) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Dark brown, almost black color. Tiny beige head, dissapears quickly. Sweet, dusty dark chocolate dominates the aroma. Chocolate, sweet, somewhat milky, mellow flavor. I like that milky sidetaste. Unfortunately it comes out only when beer is totally warmed up. Quite drinkable in slow pace.
FatPhil (8089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
Initially a sweet, slightly plasticky, aroma, some plummy or figgy dark sweet fruitiness. Later a bit chocolatey too I guess. Nice dark body and a tight tan head. Body is a little slick, but has crisp carbonation. Alas, those two things don’t cancel each other out, so it is doubly annoying. The taste is odd, plasticky, and sweet. Some strange orangey aspect to it, and again weird dark mediciney fruits, including horribly fake cherry medicine. Finish is sweet, some muted hops, some odd chocolate orange. Sub-par baltic porter. Almost every new brew they do is worse than the previous one.