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RATINGS: 765   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Our imperial, Baltic-style porter is inspired by the strong, dark brews exported from Great Britain to Eastern Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. Rich and flavorful with upfront notes of chocolate, caramel and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Thanks Eyedrinkale for opening this at the FFF DL gathering: Opaque oily appearance topped by a small tan head and some lace. The aroma has notes of roasted and burnt malting, chocolate, caramel apple, plum, and earthy yeast esters. The taste starts with a nice fruity front backed by mocha and smoky undertones. A bit lactic and notes of coffee on the finish. The feel is oily and lush, very smooth and quite drinkable. This is yummy stuff but somehow I expected more, perhaps my hopes were a bit too high. Neverless I enjoyed this and you should too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2005
It does not smell strong.But is taste are more stonger.At the start the flavor taste nothing but at the end very chocolate.A long palate....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2005
Aroma:nut and chocolate.... Appearance:Very dark brown small head... Flavor:Chocolate,hazelnut and alcohol...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 23, 2005
At Tap-NY. Pours a deep brown with healthy tan head. Smell is of roasted malt, chocolate and some nuttiness. Taste is is very smooth with a nice chocolatey bite. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2005
Found this in NY and what a find it was. Pours nearly black with a thick and long lasting white head. Aroma is so seductive becase the sensations are hidden so well. Wine is the dominant factor along with burnt coffee, toast, caramel and chocolate. Taste has a fantastic white wine feel to it which I love. Flavors get better as it goes down. One of the best Porters I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - APR 18, 2005
from a bottle at brewtopia. dark brown, lighter brown at edges. thin tan dense foamy head. dry, roasted malt nose. flavor is dry, roasted malt, light coffee. medium mouthfeel. mild carbonation. there was a little brown chunk in my sample, like a piece of minced ginger, but this was from a bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2005
Brewtopia, Black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate and toasted malts. Tasted like it smelled. Was a very nice Baltic. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2005
22oz bottle sampled at Brewtopia ’05. Black color with a small tan head. Mild aroma of roasted malts and dark bitter chocolate and hops. Flavor was also somewhat muted. Dark roasted malt, dark chocolate and some hop bitterness. Maybe I’m a bit jaded, since I sampled this right after their Russian Imperial Stout, but it wasn’t nearly as good as I had hoped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2005
04.16.05 Brewtopia ’05 Bomber. Black, small head. Pretty hoppy in a floral way. Roasty. Not an exciting beer, and much more bitter than seems necessary for the style, cocoa bitterness at times. Lots of caramel, vanilla, feels too thin. Not what I had hoped for. I sampled this one twice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 16, 2005
Sampled at Brewtopia 2005. Poured dark brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of sweet roasted chocolate. Taste followed from the aroma with strong notes of roasted chocolate with a dry hoppy finish. The alcohol slowly revealed itself towards teh end of the mouthful. Overall very balanced, and very drinkable.

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