NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very viscous pour, the deepest brown, of course. The aroma is pleasant, slightly vinous, but not medicinal. A multitude of flavors here: molasses, coffee grounds, carob and raisins, all ending in a chalky, dry flourish. Belies its relatively high ABV. Normally I let porters warm up to room temp, but I couldn’t wait that long between each sip, so that makes this a quaffer porter? Much like a stout overall, this is a very nice beer.
minihame2 (207) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with thick tan head. Malty aroma with roasted coffee. Slightly bitter overall taste, not overpoweringly roasty. Soft mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
GrammercyTavern. Deep dark black with ruby edges. Aroma of rasted malt and cherry, reddish tan head. Beautiful. Raosted malt/carbon hits first, develops into sweet fruit, sweet dark chocolate, some coffee, bit of hops in the end. Finishes bitter and warm.
hlkanga (204) - - FEB 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours thick and black with a nice looking big brown head. Aroma has some nuts, roasty malt, coffee and a hint of smoke. Taste has coffee, dark chocolate and roasty malt. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied, oily palate, dry and soft carbonation. Slightly bitter with a long finish. The complex aroma and taste becomes stronger when the beer warms up a little bit. Superb price vs quality. A really good baltic porter.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - SEP 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown, thin brownish/tan head, fruity smell, chocolaty taste that finishes sweet and fruity
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty solid Baltic porter. Tastes a lot like the Baltika porter. Some off metallic notes. Very balanced and drinkable.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From El Kabong’s kitchen (what kind of handle is that, Hal?). A very busy porter from the rootbeer and caramel openign notes through the more interesting fruity and chocolate tones on into a alkalinity that I don’t care much for.
kustie (199) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque black color and brown thick head. Aroma has caramel, chocolate and ripe fruits. Dry and bitter taste with long finish. Chocolate, spices, caramel and licorice.
furthur (198) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big chestnut head, good lacing, on opaque black body. Aroma is dark malt and dried plums. Flavor is dark chocolate and raisins, touch of yeast and iron, molasses, and mildly bitter black malt finish. Body is a little thin, carbonation fine, a little bit on the high side for style. Metal taste is persistent. Otherwise this is very good.
Cajun (197) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pours dark brown/black, tan head. Notes of sweet malt, roasted nuts, coffee, bitter hops. Flavor is not as complex as I thought: coffee, roasted malt, bitter baking chocolate, dry aftertaste.... a hint of fruit. Decent mouthfeel with a finish of hops.