adrian910ss (2247) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Chris via trade. Pours a jet black thick motor oily color with an enormous beige head. Aroma is of sweet roasted malts,liquid smoke,dark rich chocolate,coffee beans and tobacco. Taste is a complex combination of rich and thick roasted malts,smoke flavored chocolate,warm alcohol and tobacco resin. Excellent !! Probably the best porter I’ve ever had.
CelticBrew (747) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2006
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Simply given to us by God. Bought at Homebrew Haus in New Bern NC, Thanks Dick! I heard and read about this beer. Living in NC, I saw that it was hard to find. Poured out of 12 oz bottle, dark with a wonderful thick foam. The aroma of chocolate, raisins and coffee resonate through the beer. A unique smoothness overcomes and blends as if the Lord God Jesus Himself supervised the making of this heavenly gift. Being from NC and experience this beer is a true pleasure. I have drank beer, ale, etc, but folks I’m sorry, without being partial, THIS IS truely a work of art that can be experienced and cherished. Thank God for DH Baltic Porter, I aspire that those that have not had the pleasure to have this wonderful ale/beer may somehow be blessed to obtain it. Simpley the best IMO, so far. ;)
Sregnar35 (898) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent. Pours a jet black with a brown bubbly ring. Aroma is sour and biting, with a bit of tart candy. Flavor is very complex, sweet and tangy, salty like soy sauce, burnt like coffee. Every sip is different.
BeerandBlues2 (7466) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark mahagony, near black, with a small foamy tan/brown head, very thick motor oil-like staining viscous liquid. Aroma is dark and heavy roasted coffee and toffee malt (cookie, biscuit), yeast (dough), perfumey alcohol and fragrant floral hops. Dark and sweet fruity (raisin, prune) malt, sour yeast flavor, dark chocolate and roasted coffee, perfumey hops and alcohol round out the experience. Full and dark bodied, smooth and yet dry palate.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Turdferguson. Pours a rich deep black with almost no light getting through and a nice thin but lasting beige/orange head and great lacing. Aroma is roasted barley upfront with a dry acrid character, some coffee, and burnt notes, Fruity esters are also prevalent, along with dark chocolate, nuts, smoke and tobacco. Flavor is very rich, full and complex- roasted malts, chocolate and deep sharp crystal, dried fruits, raisins, hoppy and dry roast bitterness in the end along with a dry woodsy tobacco leaf. Full body, coats the mouth well, and finishes off dry and bitter. Pretty damn good. Thanks again Sam!
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Beer is motor oil dark, opaque brown with a tiny, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing head.<P>
The aroma is straightforward but luxe. Malty with moderate-to-heavy notes of almost-smokey roasted grain, moderate molasses, chocolate, trace shortbread cookie; Yeasty with a light note of dank basement, trace note of clean, sweet dough; Trace raisin.<P>
The flavor is moderately-to-heavily sweet, moderately-to-heavily bitter, lightly acidic with a short, moderately bittersweet, trace warm finish. Alcohol tucked away nicely.<P>
The body is full, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is lively.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of ross. Black pour with a small, quick fading tan head. Lots of chocolate and coffee aroma, hints of sherry and molasses. Strong coffee flavor with notes of coffee and molasses. Lasting cocca aftertaste with a hint of smoke lingering on the palate. Medium-thin body and soft carbonation.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of oldgrowth. Much better upon warming. Didn’t like it initially. Mild alcohol w/ chewy chocolate sweetness. Good beer.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Thanks goes out to Immy for this outstanding brew. Poured from a 12oz bottle black with a small brown head that faded into a ring of lacing. Aroma was roasted malts, raisins, a bit of smokiness and a bitter chocolate. Flavor was roasted malt and the chocolate was a semi-sweet chocolate. The body was smooth and creamy. It finished dry on the tounge.
JJClark (550) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from trade with kmweaver. Thanks Ken! Pours a rich dark brown color with a thin off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and molasses. Has an almost stout llike body but slighly thinner. Nicely balanced complex taste that lingers. Has a bit of fruity sweetness to it initially but it finishes dry with a mild bitterness. A very well rounded, satisfying brew!