dfearnley (1553) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip
Lots of caramel, licorice, soy, and molasses. Black with a tin tan ring. Dark chocolate, toasted malt, molasses and a hint of coffee and cherry. Very smooth for its alcohol content.
crajun (1133) - , Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1100 rate! this beer has been on my WL forever! much thanks to springlicker (I think) for the bottle via trade. Favorite style and this is why.. aroma is roasted goodness; roasted cocoa, molasses? darrrk pour with brown lacing. Taste is smooth - toasted/roasted flavor with slight sweetness from molasses or dark fruit - some light alcohol burn at end (but no affect on taste). 2nd best Baltic! thx.
cmacklin (640) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle from 2015 Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Pours an opaque black with a small, short lived, chocolate brown head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, liquorice and vanilla. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, dried fruit, liquorice and vanilla with a slightly bitter, warming alcohol finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Excellent! A world class Baltic Porter for sure!
simonblaine (562) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black, moderate head. Aroma of chocolate, leather, pipe smoke, licorice.
Taste is chocolate, licorice, light smoke, so smooth, this is delicious.
Nejhleader (1411) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A faint brown sugar taste. Body is a creamy mouthful with a coffee and molasses blend. Good Baltic porter.
Cuso (7192) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 21, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, kindly donated by my Secret Santa, many thanks Clownoisseur. Shared with my daughter. Almost black color with huge beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice. Dark malt, coffee beans, dark chocolate, vanilla, licorice. Alcohol is evident, but not in disturbing way. Delicious.
CharmCityCrab (229) - Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is deep black with brown around the edging when the lighting hits it right. Aroma is licorice. Taste is licorice. Party on Wayne! Party on Garth! If you don’t get that, watch Wayne’s World. Bad licorice! ;) This is good licorice, though. Goes down smooth and easy, you wouldn’t guess this was a 9% ABV. Nothing outstanding or overtly complex, but very drinkable and reasonable satisfying.
ineedbeer (1559) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle.
Aroma is a balanced blend of roast and chocolate with a medium light leather and tobacco note. A hint of smoke with some light notes of plum, prune and raisin. Faint alcohol present.
Pours a dark brown, not quite black, with a large, moderately thick mocha head that shows decent retention as it recedes. Medium light lacing and moderate legs.
Flavor is slightly sweet, getting sweeter mid palate. Moderate chocolate notes with light roast and hints of tobacco and leather. Faint smoke. Medium light bitterness and faint alcohol notes. Light plum and prune with moderate raisin in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low, but noticeable alcohol warmth.
Overall, a pretty nice beer in both the aroma and flavor. Nice fruitiness that works well with the dark malt notes. Fruit esters and malt are both complex.
Luvystypotables (1451) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Subdued aroma of smoke, coffee and a hint of cocoa. Rich dark color with a lasting small tan head. Smoky chocolate taste with a creamy feel and a chocolate finish.
Homer321 (3752) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2015
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle from the rotter. pours nearly black with a reddish brown head that fizzes up then dies after ten seconds. Nose is super sherry and oxidized. strong dried fruit aroma, cherry skins. Taste is a sharp, stinging fruitiness with a ton of carbonation. Literally is stinging on the lips. Never experienced that one before. Taste is like a cherry fruit roll up with a light red wine and wood tannin type of flavor. All of this seems a bit off and likely because the beer is on the older side. Would like to re try this fresh