TBone (15904) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 Bottle
Black colour, small dark brown/coffee head. Sweet caramel and bread aroma. Mouthfeel very full and smooth. Roasted malt, lightly bitter finish. (7/4/7/5/16 3.9)
Re-rated, bottled (BB 05/2005, brewed in Kerava)
Opaque black with good and steady brown cappuchino head. Nose is fruity, sweet with hints of smoke. Mouthfeel is bitter, full-bodied with roasted malts and dark chocolate. Pleasant bitter aftertaste. (7/5/8/4/17 4.1)
Re-rated Feb 2009 (BB 11/2009). Dark almost opaque brown color, huge espresso head, lace. Dark fruits, caramel malts, roasted malts and licorice in the nose. Full-bodied. Creamy texture. Quite roasted front with lingering licorice, molasses and pick of alcohol. When warms up, some lactose. Although technically impy, there is something baltic porter -like here. Original yeast of this beer was stolen from Guinness brewery in the 1950s. (8/5/8/4/17 4.2)
Beerhunter111 (15436) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from rosenbergh, many thanks!
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch schokoladig, dunkle Früchte, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig, dunkle Früchte, leicht alkoholisch, einfach lecker!
Oakes (15277) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black, warmingly fruity ( burnt fruitcake, raisins), long, long finish. The best of the Baltic porters, and I’ve had a few. Se on hyvää olutta.
MiP (15170) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 7.2%. Black colour, dark brown head. No aroma to speak of. Sweet, roasted and creamy flavour. Medium bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel.
Theis (15096) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Jacobs - Southern Lord Day. Black - brown head. Burned, berries, chocolate, oxidation, high malty, bitterness, light hoppy, coffee, sweetness. OK.
jtclockwork (14586) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice black pour with thick head. Nose and taste is pretty standard chocolates, malts and breads. Dryish finish. Rated 11/17/2000
gunnfryd (13969) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate. Flavour is hop, roasted, smoked, chocolate, coffee, malt . Nice beer.
bhensonb (13825) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As Sinebrychoff Porter IV. Bottle from Ledger’s Liquors. Top fermentation! Go Finns! It pours like oil. It smells like dark fruit with a hint of coffee. The color is opaque black with a tan head that didn’t stay long. Thin to medium body with creamy, near chewy, carbonation. The flavor is dark roasted malt, coffee, and light stone fruit? Mouthsmackingly good. It’s going really well with lox, but the lox smoke may affect the ale flavor. Maybe there is some cola in this. It is very tasty. The finish is not all that dry, has remnants of dark roast, and a hint of hop. Maybe light stone fruit, and more than a hint of hop. I think this ale changes from moment to moment. It’s really very, very tasty. Try this before you depart this mortal coil.
FatPhil (13266) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 12, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2009 Keg (St. Urho’s, Helsinki).
The Baltic Porter style is basically the Imperial Stout of old, and this is a perfect example. Heavy oily roasted aroma, but not enough to prepare you for the huge smack in the gob when you first taste it. Sweet, spicey, coffee, malty by the bucketload, with crisp bitter notes, and a sharpness from the carbonation that almost makes this 7.2%-er "refreshing". All of the above is well balanced I must add, which might be due to it being top-fermented.
Tmoney99 (13244) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black color with medium rocky brown head that diminished quickly and produced good lacing. Medium roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Good well balanced roasted malt and coffee flavor with a small bitter finish. Very good baltic.