Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2009
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This Baltic poter is outstanding, with rich, complex flavour and texture, yet high drinkability.
Basically black, it has a very large, rich, frothy light brown head that shrinks only slowly to a permanent, thin, foamy top and rich, frothy lace.
The aroma is mild wine, chocolate, prunes, toast. Although with firm, complex elements, it’s somewhat subdued.
The taste is rich, complex, smooth and clean. All flavours, sweetness and bitterness are beautifully balanced with complex taste of leaves, chocolate, dark toasted brown bread, prunes, a hint of port, some raisin, black pepper, the latter stronger in the finish, with an increasing taste of black coffee condensed with brown sugar that is stronger by the end. It is rather dry throughout, not too bitter or sweet. In the middle, it has a definite but light sweetness and light but slightly stronger bitterness right at the finish, but for most of the time, up front and in the final finish and aftertaste, it is mostly dry, clean, and leafy.
humpah (78) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33l bottle at home. Pours black colour with moderately large amount of smooth head. Aroma has burned, dark malts, syrup, brown sugar, caramel, some bitterness. Medium body, noticeable sweetness and bitterness.
SinH4 (2306) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Euroswap by rosenbergh, thanks a lot! Black color with tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate, some bottom fermenting yeasts, nutty, ashes. Taste is chocolate, molasses, more nuts and ashes, slight bitterness in the back. Rather light-bodied but still rich, and easily drinkable. Ticklish carbonation. Good Baltic Porter!
Malty_MacHops (653) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of strong coffee and malt. Deep black with creamy tan head. Coffee, raisins, and malt in the mouth. Full bodied but not lingering. Very good.
minutemat (3841) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Finland, drunk at home. Pours dark, with tan head. Aroma is chocolate and quite sweet. Body is fairly light with sweet caramel, molasses, dark malts, some bitter nutty roast. Good porter.
DKSTRATH (6) - SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probs the best porter I’ve sampled so far. Not too extreme on the chocolate or the smoke. Really rounded, and nice after taste!
trapped (2069) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Peculier Pub. Inky black with large chocolate colored foamy head, cherry-mocha aroma, low carbonation, slightly sweet mocha taste with a hint of sour cherry, somewhat thick body, longish mocha finish. Nice porter, more like a stout.
gigaphone (7) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 25, 2016 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate (not too much), burnt bread, head quickly disappears, nice dark color, almost not transparent, a pleasant bitter taste, not staying too long as an aftertaste (not fan of every bitter, so this one is good), medium complexity, some sweet taste, so not dry. Well balanced. I would drink it again.
Maakun (3087) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Black with surprisingly dark head, like chocolate mousse. Light coffee and cocoa, dried berries, typical soft nutty Baltic porter notes, slight dust and ash, slick olive oil, old coffee candies. Under medium sweet and bitter. Over medium bodied with slick feel and under medium carbonation. Quite nice.
wombat23 (451) - Texas, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. As Sinebrychoff Porter IV. Pours almost black with a foamy chocolate colored head. Heavy lacing. Aroma of dark malts and caramel with dark fruit notes. Taste: malt is prominent, with plenty of the traditional roast, chocolate, and coffee flavors. Medium-bodied. Good.
darbeer75 (340) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma: extreme maltiness; Appearance: pitch black with billowy tan head that sticks around; Taste: starts out strongly malty but quickly turns into a bitter or almost smoky finish immediately afterwards. Palate: heavy bodied with bitter finish. Overall: I think the quality is good, but not my favorite style.