dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown/black in color with a medium tan head. Aroma is smokey with roasted malt. Flavors of malt, tang of caramel character that starts sweet and finishes dry and roasty.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
a nice solid porter. A lot thicker and darker then I was expecting, but I think i was just happy that this beer washed the hop flavor out of my mouth.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 Bottle 1996: Pitch black body with thick dark brown head. Strong aromas of prune, raison, slight touches of roasted malts, black licorice and fruit sugars. Smooth coffe flavor with the prunes presenting themselves in the back corners of the mouth. Finishes with strong hops. Little to no carbonation.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice glossy black body, very tall/lasting dark tan creamy/foamy head. aroma of deep roasted malts and cocoa. slight hop bitterness and prune nose too. roasted malt/sweet flavor, milk chocolate too. slight hop tanginess. light mouthfeel, low carbonation. easy to drink. mild bitter hop aftertaste.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 pours a nice dark color w/ a big thick dark brown well laced head. Smelled of roasted malts, chocolate, and a touch of something fruity not quite sure wat it was. The palate was solid medium body great carbonation. Flavor reminded me of a stout, had hints of alcohol, strong roasted malts, touch of coffee, a little bitter in the finish.. Overall quite good cold and even better as it warms
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2005 3/6/05:Maybe I was delirious. I tried a Alpha Klaus before this one and the Sinebrychoff (koff or whatever it is) just floored me. What a dream of a porter. Cellar Temp. Black with a brown head, pours like motor oil. Great aroma of chocolate and dates. Light but creamy body avoiding the “isn’t this a stout, pitfall”. Wonderful complexity in the flavor profile. At this point my notes drift into incoherent babble of pure bliss. I returned to note that as and added bonus there are interesting and equally delightful changes as the beer warms. Bravo! 3/27/05 Rerate Was not delerious on first rating. This is one of the best beers I have ever had.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Moan and Dove. Pours a pitch black color with a thin light brown head. Delicate and very appealing aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and alcohol. Very good flavor of chocolate, roasted malt and alcohol with a lasting bitter finish. Light body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Very good baltic porter.
oh6gdx (24330) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark brown opaque, brown foamy head. Aroma is made of roast, malt and hints of coffee & fruit. Flavour is roasty, burnt wood and a bit like old coffee with nice bitter finish. Very burnt aftertaste.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big maty classic Baltic porter. hints of almond blossom and coffee in the nose with a slight lactic sourness. Roasted, woody and drying palate nice toffee and bittersweet chocalate.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer poured an opaque color w/ thin medium brown head and slight lacing. The nose was thin in malty sweetness, roast, a hint of coffee and slight dark fruit. The flavor was full w/ a slight roastiness and hints of coffee, malts and dark fruit. The mouthfeel was well-rounded and full bodied.