FatPhil (12763) - 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.
HenrikSoegaard (12741) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Some chocolate and coffee notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Strong roast and coffee notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
imdownthepub (12680) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg on tap at The Poshoorn, Maastricht. Black with tan head. This beer seemed to be the guest beer in several Maastricht pubs on the day, a great find. Full of heavily roasted malt giving strong coffee notes with chocolate malt bitterness, in fact intensely bitter. On the beer warming up a slight tartness developed giving further depth. Yum.
Ratman197 (12668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle poured a nearly opaque reddiish black wiyh a long lasting brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, some vinous notes, a bit of coffee and a hint of smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and a hint of smoke with a smooth, lingering bittersweet finish.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a black color with a medium-sized tan head. Has a robust flavor with hints of coffee, dark chocolate, figs, and carmel.
Lubiere (12371) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Same batch as Capflu, best before June 27, 2003, but bought in Indianapolis. Deep dark beer with perfect thick intimidating moka head. Light chocolate aroma with some fruitiness, and demara sugar. Chocolate malt like malted balls, with coffee finish. Caramle squares is a good descriptive Todd! Not exactly oily but does fill your tastebuds! Yummy.
Benzai (12353) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [thanks to tiong] @ home shared with Illuvatarmilan. Opaque pitch black color, full sized a bit creamy brown head. Aroma is malts, coffee, dark malts, dark fruits. Taste malts, dark malts, dark fruits, nicely bitter in the end, but a touch of sweetness at first. Nice!
bierkoning (11941) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, Café Morshuis Albergen. Almost opague with a grey, lasting head. Roast bitter flavor with a pleasant raspberry fruitiness. Just a bit thin. Roast bitter aftertaste. Not a very rich Baltic porter but very tasty.
thewolf (11876) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Pours pitch-black with brown head. Sweet and dry aroma. Full-bodied but slightly metallic. Dry mouthfeel.
BeerandBlues2 (11728) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a thick brown head, enough of which hangs around for some good lacing. Aromas are sweet malt and licorice with a nose of plum and raisins. Sweetly bitter flavor with coffee and plum hints. Slight metallic feel on the palate, otherwise a full-bodied porter. Paired very well with a spicy meal.