pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent porter. Nice fruity raisiny flavor. I also picked up some butterscotch flavors.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black color. Small thin dark brown head. Lovely malt aromas, roasty and coffee. Flavors of coffee, toasty bread, and toasted brown sugar. Malt finish is very pleasant, but strong alcohol on palate though. Overall I liked it as a winter beer.
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a lasting thick, tan head. Aroma of molasses, caramel, and coffee, Taste of caramel and coffee slides into a lasting bitter finish. Med mouthfeel. Very nice porter. Mouthfeel could be thicker. That’s my only complaint.
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep black with good sized chocolate head. Nice lacing. Very nice to look at. Big whiff of chocolate at first, some oily scents, dark and rich fruit, smoke. Flavor is smokey, fruity, herbal hops... like a rich dark chocolate bar. Mouthfeel is thick anbd wonderful. Peppery alcohol round out some of the other flavors without being overly assertive. Finishes like a piece of chocolate, leaving the mouth watering and craving more.
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 23, 2001
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Taste was too salty chocolate after the great initial look and smell.
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very heavy chocolate, a strong taste to it nice hops malty aftertaste is like a cheap thrill it will give any porter fan a happy dick
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 11, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled from bottle. Pours opaque blackened-brown with a thick, mountainous tan head. Aroma is cocoa, molasses and toasted bread. Flavor is slightly bitter with a bit of cocoa in the finish. Otehrwise, quite clean. Incredibly easy to drink for a 7.2% beer. Full body and well-carbonated, but not gassy. The best Baltic Porter I’ve ever had.
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - DEC 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I thought that this was going to be like one of those nitro-burning Imperial stouts that are fine for sipping, but not for the sessions that my stupid brother seems to want to have this Christmas. Instead it pours dark with a very bubbly beige head. Aroma was a bit off, and the first sip gave me the metallic taste of pennies in the mouth, but subsequently is starts out with a good fore-flavor of darkish malts with a light and more refreshing (read not dry) finish. Has some smoke to it. Easy drinking.
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2005 This is an excellen porter! At 7.2% alcohol its surprisingly smooth. So nice and roasted. Really warms your insides. Full malt and chocolate flavors coat your mouth. One of my top favorites from the Finlanders.
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, black with dark tan foam, roasted malts and chocolate, tastes of the same with bitterness and light smokiness.