Minderbinder (1517) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of milk, chocolate, caramel, some sugar. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, sweet. Palate: Full bodied. Overall: Not bad, but not mind blowing at all.
mathieuc (919) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a thin offwhite head. Heavy lacing, nice! Aroma is full of chocolate and maybe a little fruit. Taste is ashy, roasty and sweet. Flavors of dark fruits and chocolate. Medium to full bodied, smooth with a really well hidden alcohol content. A really nice one that might have suffered from being the last one in an epic tasting, will have to revisit.
tom10101 (2086) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22 oz) 2012. Thanks to Chris for this one! Dark brown with a small beige head and light lacing. Aroma of raisins (lots), burnt caramel, fruity notes, chocolate and plums. Taste is moderately sweet with a lot of raisins, plums, burnt caramel and chocolate. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Silky mouthfeel. Good Baltic Porter, quite complex too. Maybe there’s a little too much raisins balance-wise. There was also something slightly off in the nose and aroma, but I wasn’t able to identify it.
czar (3660) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled in 2012, kept in unknown conditions. pours dark brown, red tint, with a nice beige head, good retention and lacing. burnt caramel, dark lager fruitiness - i get raisins but also (and unfortunately) spoiled fruits and (contaminated) fermented berry juice, molasses, bit of soy and cherries - hint of acidity, sweet hazelnuts, bit of toasted coconut. moderate carboantion, medium body - oily without being sticky, nice grassy-spicy finish. a cellaring gone a bit wrong..
metalhead0043 (126) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle for 6.49. Pours a dark brown, almost black with a brown head. I noticed an almost amber hue when I was pouring it but I don’t see any in my glass. Aroma is strong with coffee, malt and a slight raisin aroma underneath. Smells and looks great. Taste is similar but no raisin taste coming through which is good because I hate raisins. Some chocolate is in there as well but not much. Smooth, slightly bitter finish. Really easy to drink. Body is thicker and heavier. Average carbonation. Smuttynose makes great beers and this one is no exception of course. An excellent Baltic Porter.
mike5326 (614) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a cold bottle. Thick dark brown nearly black color, short lived large frothy tan head. Roasted malt, coffee aroma. Full body creamy roasted malt and coffee flavor with a mild salty finish. Great beer.
Luvystypotables (326) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong malt aroma, excellent taste of malt, chocolate and coffee. Great palate with a hint of salt water.
kaser (2003) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 22oz bottle on back deck. Oil and mud sweet aroma. Thick palette. Deep chocolate sweet cocoa and rich taste. Coffee notes. Huge taste Seems like it would have higher ABV than 8.5. Very good beer
Beergeek23322 (1949) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
May 2012. 22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, dark fruit, licorice, chocolate. Thick and robust with a nice hoppy finish.
Strykzone (4377) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. A big chewy looking tan head is cool. Lacing remains as it falls. The beer is black with almost no red visible. The aroma is coffee and chocolate. First sip is quite robust. Raisins and super rich malts. Lighter roasted notes. Brown sugar and bitter dark chocolate. This is pretty much delicious. This is so rich and thick in the mouth. What a good beer!