Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice, fizzy porter. Black as night with a thick tan head. Roasted, rich aromatics. The palate is dark chocolate with a contrast of creamy and bubbly texture. Long, hoppy finish.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber; new brewery to me; bottle says Baltic Porter; pours dense black with thin, creamy dark tan head; crisp roasty aromas with figs, chocolates, dry malt and a strong bitterness; thin mouthfeel with ashy chocolate and very dry, thin finish; astringency lingers but overall a pretty smooth roasty and slightly thick lager profile; very slight buttery note but mostly a mix of chocolate and roast; ashy flavors and dryness lingers
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with Carla. Pours dark brown with tan foam. Smells warm of malts and alcohol. Tastes warm and bitter with hints of bitter chocolate and bourbon.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 Bottle: Nearly black, huge fluffy beige head, nice lacing. Looks like a damn stout! Heavily
roasted nose, slight dark chocolate and cocoa, little bit of coffee. Pretty robust for a Porter. Nice
roasted malt base, very minor lactose and tart aspect after the start. Slightly dry, a bit chalky. Body
and mouthfeel are moderate. Has this roasty/dusty bakers chocolate sort of finish. The lingering aspect of
this beer sucks my mouth dry. Good Porter, but if it were a bit sweeter it would be so much better.
Otherwise fairly respectable.
boFNjackson (4183) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The BeerMongers... Poured jet black with a tan head. Pretty darn roasty with a ruin body and good malt flavor. Hazelnuts, coffee and ash flavors.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with mediu beige fast dissipating head. Aroma is roast and chocolate. Full bodied, chocolate and coffee notes. Light finish, less than you would expect.
Reid (1968) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber from "Lifesource" Salem.
I have to give this a perfect "5" for appearance. deepest, darkest mahogany brown with a gorgeous dark tan head..thats rather creamy and thick..a work of art.
Great chocolaty dark coffee aromas..rosted malty goodness assaults the nasal passages!
Again nice flavour profile..dakest sweet coffee essence with a semi-bitter chocolaty base that is luxuriant.
Palate lets it down a bit..being smooth but a little too thin.
But overall a very nice porter..certainlly the best beer this brewery has produced so far IMO.