TomDecapolis (4568) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a black with some red when held to the light. Large fluffy and bubble off white head. Aroma of light fruit, lactose, chocolate covered cherries. Flavors of cocoa, coffee and fizzy on the tongue.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong cocoa aroma with some carob. Sweet, chocolate flavor with some burnt notes and bitternes in the finish. Low carbonation. Moderate body.
Padron4KM (582) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle with some blue wax covering the neck. no freshness date.
Deep brown in color with ruby hues around the edges.
small tannish head.
Aroma is coffee, toffee, roasty malt, but there is an underlying band-aid scent that distracts
Flavor is much the same, thin body, watered down coffee,roasted malt, and a band-aid underlayer.
short dry finish.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours to a nearly transluscent black body with a red hue. It has a thin beige head that disapates quickly. The aroma is coffee, caramel, lightly roasty, something I canít pinpoint. The flavor is a dry malt with chocolate, coffee, cola, and pistachios? The palate is moderate at best. Dry malty feel thatís medium-light bodied. I could do without this. Especially 22 whole ounces. Beers like this should be put into 12 oz bottles.
Indra (2671) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. bottle, 2005 bottling. Relatively slight aroma of roasty malt, coffeeish and chocolatey along with hints of black bread, ashes and earth and some caramel far in the background. Largely opaque brown-black color with a slight, fine off-white head.Flavor is lightly roasty to start, picking up some suggestions of fruit and dark sugar, some raisin and chocolate apparent before a lightly hopped, moderately bitter and semisweet finish. Palate is on the thin side for a Baltic, seeing a bit of warmth appear late, body is medium. Definitely drinkable but very subdued overall.
csbosox (1225) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Served at 54.5į in my NB worthy glass. The color is nearly black with only some dark red tints at the top. Hazy mocha colored head. Lots of foam sticks to the sides of the glass. Coffee, milk chocolate , some sour notes that I enjoy in baltic porters. The initial flavor is dark, sweet malt, almost cola tasting, folllowed by an overwelhming overroasted coffee flavor and plenty of citrusy, bitter hops. Maybe a little raw, but a good effort, nevertheless. Mouthfeel is average, maybe a bit above.
heemer77 (5129) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A ery black body, even when held to light. The head is light tan colored with large bubbles. The aroma is roasted coffee along with some chocolate and caramel. A very rich aroma. The taste is relatively light with some coffee and dark fruit. Plums and cherries come to play in this one. There is also some nice caramel. This is a well made baltic porter, I enjoyit more than most American made ones. The mouthfeel is relatively thin with smooth carbonation.
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour with minimal head that quickly dissolves. Aroma of coffee, chocoate on top of a slightly smoky note. The flavor is also one of coffree and chocolate with a slight sweet underbelly and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Body between thin and medium ó too thin for an imperial. In fact, this tastes more like a porter than a Baltic porter with flavors too subdued.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near black pour with little head retention. The aroma is flat and dead - noting some roastiness and earthiness, but what is there is subdued. More chocolate and roast profile come out in the body, but mostly restrained. Almost like a cold cup of cheap coffee at times - roasty but watery and thin. Hmmm, seems the "Imperial" tag was slapped on this for marketing reasons alone, as this isnít anything above and beyond a decent porter with a boosted ABV. Arenít Imperial brews supposed to equate to more, hops, malts and flavor and not just a higer alcohol? Average at best.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to BeerGuy101 for sharing at PP. Poured a clear dark brown with a reddish tint. Aroma of roasted malt and light notes of coffee. Flavor matches the aroma with roasty malt and some coffee underneath. Light body. maybe a little thin.