zdk (1859) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Bobbique: Pours dark dark with large tan head. Has a chocolate malty, and weakly bitter arouma. Wonderful chocolate coffee notes, a nice dry but not too bitter finish.
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. Very nice looking dark pour, nearly black with some brown head. Chocolate, molasses, peat and roast malt aroma. Flavor matches these well. Plenty of dark chocolate, roast malt and some coffee. More coffee and licorice in the finish. Thick full body, good carbonation. Gets a little more bitey when it warms for a while, only because it was still near 80 out and I drank the whole bomber. Drinkability is excellent, abv not noticeable at all. One of the better Baltic’s I’ve had for sure.
juiceisloose (1296) - Windermere, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown color with a nice sized foamy, tan colored head that leaves nice rings of lace around the glass. The aroma is nice and shows dark chocolate, toasted caramel, roasted coffee, and bittersweet cocoa. Some earthy hops come through as well. The flavor is just as malt forward as the nose lets on with rich chocolate and sweet caramel up front followed by roasted coffee, and some earthy hop bitterness. Medium to full bodied and really smooth and easy drinking with good carbonation with a lingering roasty finish. This is a great example of the style and a very tasty brew at that.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with a big foamy beigish head. Nose is dark chocolates and lots of roastyness and dark malts. Palate is thick and foamy, quite rich. Flavors of dark roasted malts with very nice hints of chocolate. a nice dry mouthfeel in the finish.
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to TURDFERGUSON. Smell is really not very existent. Some cherry, some wood....some chocolate. Pours dark with not much head. Some coffee and chocolate notes in the flavor...some light fruit. Nice palate of a bit of creaminess and some carbonation to even it out. Ok.
MrBunn (2711) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with thanks to coyotehunter. Pours a dark brown with little head. Aromas? well, there’s a bit of dark malt, with some grapefruit or something hoppy, bananas and Hubba Bubba. Flavor is cola-like, with a very fizzy texture has a bit of cloves, some vanilla and a little wood.
Cybercat (4986) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is strong, malty, slightly smoky and chocolaty with a hint of yeast and quite appetizing. It pours an opaque dark chocolate brown, just about sable, with a very thick, if not too persistent, tan head. Flavor is chocolaty and a little sweet with an undertone of roast coffee. Texture is thick, oily and strongly tingly so it practically dances down the pipes. Recommended!
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle obtained at McKinnon’s in Salem, NH. Pours an opaque black body with a good half inch or so of light tan head. Chocolate, black licorice, with some banana, nut and bubblegum notes comprise the aroma. Black licorice with some banana, nut, and bubblegum notes hit the palate initially, with strong dark chocolate and coffee hitting later toward the finish, bits of vanilla throughout. On the heavier side of medium-bodied with ample carbonation to clear the palate, but not too much. One sip definitely invites another, with the complexity and medium body. Possibly the best example of the style I’ve found thus far, and leaps and bounds better than Smuttynose RIS. Good stuff!
ben4321 (5565) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Gilly’s, 8/17/09
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts
Appearance: Dark brown color, 3 fingers of fluffy brown head, lots of lacing
Flavor: Big maltiness, burnt, some faint smokey, with the same flavors apparent in the nose, some licorice, light bitterness, but really just a malt bomb all over
Palate: A bit on the oily side, medium to full body, chewy and creamy
I believe this is my first Baltic Porter, and I found it to be quite tasty. A nice beer indeed. I’m glad this is my first from the style, because it is pretty tasty, making me want to try more Baltic Porters.
Sammy (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on-tap at Cole’s. Aroma of chocolate, and roast. Black, but reflecting light. Brown soapy head, some alce. Full mouthfeel, carbonation is right there. Fiere chocolate is right in front, the finish is coffee, with some sourness running through mid-sip.