zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Ohiodad I got in November 2006 in a trade, Iím excited to see how the beer has aged. Pours an opaque dark brown color with a very minimal dark tan head. Aroma is raisin/bourbon dominated with a slight note of toasted malt in the background. Slight smokiness if the nose as well. Flavor is extremely sweet, lots of raisin- like a barleywine. Seems past itís prime in the flavor. Very slick on the palate, another sign of age/infection (I think itís age more than anything). I liked this beer the first time I had it, but itís not very representative of a baltic porter at this point in the aging process. And as a side note, I stored the beer in my cellar (which is kept at 60F).
vvesside (148) - California, USA - APR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best porters Iíve had so far. Great chocolate, a little soy, roasty but not smokey, and very enjoyable.
jflopsu (92) - New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bold black pour with some brown head. A strong coffee aroma with some hint of whiskey. Taste is a nice balanced mix of chocolate and coffee, also with a hint of whiskey.
jcartamdg (1135) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of chocolate, molasses and roast. Taste is chocolatey. Chewy dark chocolate brownie. Very nice Baltic porter.
snoworsummer (349) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours very dark opaque brown with no head. Extremely smooth. Tastes smokey, sweet, and sour. Smells like toffee, dried fruit, and spices. Medium body and low carbonation.
sonnycheeba (1901) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours opaque black with a trace of fizzy, tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, light coffee, earthy notes, vanilla, toffee, plums, and raisins. Flavor is roast malts forward with supporting notes of chocolate, caramel, earthy hops, dates, raisins, and light woody notes; dry, ashy finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Braudog (5025) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Taphouse/Queensway. Dark and murky, as youíd expect from a Baltic. Rich! Fun anise and cream flavors, this is FAR too drink for a 9% ABV beer. (#4966, 3/17/2013)
bird_machine (50) - San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured into a Hair of the Dog tulip. Deep aromas of dark fruits, coconut and a hint of roasted malts. I pick up more ripe figs than anything else. Pours a nice and dark with a nice tan head with very little retention. Carbonation dies quickly. Taste is sweet with some soy and all those dark fruits. Lingering sugars, and fruit on the tongue, subtle roasted malts, medium carbonation, a little creamy. Donít pick up much hop bitterness. Overall Iím not a fan of the dark fruits... brings back nightmares of Dark Lord. As it warmed up it got a little worse in my opinion.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Acquired in a trade from bytemesis. Thanks. I was amazed by this beer. It pours a deep brown. I could believe the mouth feel. so creamy. Malty taste but balanced. Slightly sweet. Yet balanced. A perfect beer for me.
ben4321 (2979) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Total Wine-Vienna, 3/17/13
Aroma: The aroma has roasted malts, some dark fruits, liquorice, and a booze
Appearance: Pours an opaque dark brown-black color with a thin beige head and spotty lace
Flavor: The taste is has some sweetness to it, lots of roast, and a boozy hit to the finish
Palate: This one is medium-full bodied, it drinks fairly smoothly, and it has a lengthy, hot finish
This is a pretty interesting beer. It has is an excellent example of the style and a really well-made beer. I liked this one quite a bit.
dpjuart (974) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from í08ish. Pours black with thin, white head. Chocolate nose with licorice, date, plums and raisins. Chocolate and roast, raisin and dry. Tasty, solid. Darn good. Aged really, really well.