RhetoricalAns (851) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black pour, thin dark brown, rocky head. Big porter aroma, deep bitter roast, dark chocolate, espresso. Taste is well balanced starting with some sweeter malt and ending in a roast bitterness with some leather. Alcohol content is well hidden. Body was a tad thinner than desired, low carbonation.
60minuteman (1358) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour into glass. I don’t see much head or lace. Burnt malt, tree, coffee, subtle citrus, toffee. Flavors blend nicely, taper off into a bitter coffee sticky malt/hop salad. Excellent.
RCx240 (198) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, dark brown, almost opaque. Virtually no head. Aroma of roasted malts, blackened toast, coffee, smoke. Taste is bitter, earthy, faint smokiness. Surprisingly light bodied, slightly oily mouthfeel, average carbonation. Finishes bitter, doesn’t linger. Impressive.
ryanhunter_4 (222) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle poured at home. Day 17 of the craft beer advent calendar. This is about as far removed from yesterday’s beer as you can get. Pours black with no head and almost no carbonation. I had a hard time placing the aroma; I thought it was malt but I’m not quite sure. Taste is quite complex. Has a roasty, malty flavor that has a nice bitter finish and a touch of alcohol. As hard as I found it to place the flavors/aromas, it works. This is a really good beer.
pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml brown bottle. Craft Beer Advent Calendar ’15. Dark brown with a fast disappearing layer of beige foam. Nose has caramel, molasses. Taste - caramel, tobacco, dark fruit, chocolate. Bitter finish. Medium body, light carbonation. Quite rich and very nice.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
CBAC day 16! Pours an inky black with little head and nice long legs up the glass. World class Baltic porter that almost makes this calendar worth the price of admission! Lots of dark dried fruits, raisins, plums and rich caramel with some light balanced booze throughout! Would have been happy with a calendar full of these!
bdleedahl (192) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 beer advent. Pours very close to black. Low, but not too low carbonation. Quite mild roasty flavours, you wouldn't guess this is a 9% alc beer. I think it is lacking a full mouthfeel texture.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
CBAC Day 16. Not a big porter fan at all. Nice pour, no head or lacing though. Sadly did not enjoy the taste and poured out.
Oldschool_Mike (321) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a very dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma is roasty. Taste is roasty. Good beer.
UXO (1527) - CANADA - DEC 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: opaque deep brown /black with only the faintest hints of lighter brown around the margins, short, short-lived beige head diminishing rapidly to a thin ring, no lacing. (4/5) Aroma: dark chocolate, toffee, dark roasty grains, boozy cherries, hint of smoke and leather. (9/10) Taste: moderate-strong sweet, moderate bitter. (9/10) Palate: full oily body, soft carbonation, medium duration slightly boozy finish. (4/5)
I usually find baltic porters a bit too sweet for my preference, but this one has the body and presence to pull it off. Alcohol doesn’t significantly affect the flavour, but is definitely present in the finish and a pleasant warming. Definite slow sipper for savouring. (17/20)