oppear (59) - Tallinn, - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a tan head. This is a respectable porter, not much for the nose, only slight citric-melon sweetness. Mainly roasted malts for the tongue, some coffee, oily and an ashy note developes at the back of the throat.
For the most part this feel’s corpulent and yet does not let me forget it’s watery side.
Cuso (3392) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bobo, many thanks. Very dark brown color with light beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, dark chocolate. Coffee bitter finish. Good.
MisoW (536) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, courtesy of bobosk. Pours dark brown color, huge beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, plums, sugar. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, alcohol, hints of bourbon.
olio (4830) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ HBF’13. BBE 25.03.2014.
Pours dark ruby red color with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, some bready malts, vegetable notes and hay. Flavor of dry malts, chocolate and cocoa notes, pepper and bread. Dry malty and spicy palate. Not as bad as I expected.
Jultsu (39) - FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
esanssinen, suklaalta tuoksuva, laimean makuinen porter. Aika heikko esitys porteriksi.
lusikka (5017) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle @ HeBF. Pours a dark brown colour with a ruby hue. Aroma of sweet malts, alcohol, bread, raisins and sugar. Flavour of bready malts, licorice, pepper, grass, sugary notes and nuts. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes dry and malty. Surprisingly good.
laiti (4558) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle @ HeBF’13, BBE 25.03.2014
Aroma has cocoa, some woody notes, malt and hints of alcohol. Flavour has soy sauce, some salty licorice, hay and distant woody notes. Also hints of vanilla ice cream. Feels a bit artifical with essence aromas. Quite typical east European porter.
FatPhil (8114) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (Maxima, Vilnius) (6:5:6+:4:13+=3.4++)
Basically black, with a few ruby glints. Huge tight rocky cappucino head that you can literally eat with a spoon - and it’s yummy and very burnt (I ate it with my finger - sue me!). Aroma’s a little sweet, but very roasty and toasty, just a bit burnt. Lovely and full and smooth in the palate, soft carbonation. Super rich roast, gently burnt, no astringency at all. Smooth and sweet, just shy of sticky. Finish is a pleasant, fairly soft roast mainly. Not hugely complex, but eminently drinkable.
Marduk (1680) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Medium size, thick brown head, stays. Caramel, roasted malts, coffee beans, cocoa in aroma. Roasted malts, coffee, slightly buttery flavor. Bit watery and very easy to drink. I would have expected more depth, but that will do just fine.
Leighton (8750) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Pre-Christmas CBC - Clerkenwell Tasting, London - this was one of my contributions. Pours rich, black-brown with a tight beige cream head. Ashy roast nose, hints of dark berries. Medium sweet flavor with dark bread, cocoa, mild char, faint earth. Medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Moderately sweet finish with smooth cocoa, dark sugars, charred malts, light roast. Very decent baltic porter.