dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - FEB 5, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of chocolate liquer, roasted malt, prunes. Appears a black color with a minimal frothu brown head that dissipates. Flavor is chocolate in the fore, roast malt in the middle, prunes and figs in the finish, and roast coffee in the aftertaste. Palate is medium to full in body, mildly carbonated, and ever so slightly alcoholic. Overall, a stunning example of the style and a truly enjoyable and well-balanced brew.
metalhead0043 (84) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle for 3 bucks. Pours black with no head to speak of. Aroma is licorice, a little fruity and some chocolate. Taste is similar but more heavy on the chocolate side, with a little coffee flavoring in there as well. Body is like most Duck-Rabbit beers, thinner than I like for the style of beer. Feels a little too carbonated as well. Overall another solid offering from Duck-Rabbit. This is a very good Baltic Porter but could be a little better.
Minderbinder (1316) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown with low light brown head. No lacing. Aroma is of molasses (slightly rancid), licorice, peat, nuts, raisins. Taste is of peat, roasted malt, licorice, old coffee, minerals, alcohol, burnt caramel. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Overall: Weird. Special. "Complex" but some of the aspects are not on the good side, i.e. the burnt rancid molasses.
mathieuc (723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is black with a tiny dirty ring that leaves some lacing. Nose is really spicy with star anise in the lead along with licorice and other spices over a dark fruits base. Taste has a weird metallic quality and some light green apple. Otherwise it is sweet and roasty. Medium-full bodied with a smooth carbonation. I wasn’t a huge fan of this one...
tom10101 (1844) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12 oz). From AlexFields, thanks! Reddish brown with a small beige head and no lacing. Aroma is of peated notes, port, raisins, liquorice and molasses with light "garbage presence". Taste is of raisins, light/moderate sweetness, molasses, malt and a light (more than in the aroma) garbage presence. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Complex. Slightly "off", but still interesting.
czar (3290) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours unclear very dark brown with a small light beige cap, some retention and lacing. raisins, port, coca-cola, ormaybe more dr. pepper, hazelnuts, burnt caramel, umami, some garbage juice unfortunately. moderate carbonation - numerous small bubbles, slightly disturbing the mouthfeel, light to medium body - oily, assertive bitter coffee, grassy and mineral finish. nice.
Experiment_Ale (379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
At my place by myself. This was an extra, I have not heard of it. Pours suit black with pretty much zero head. Aroma is huge scotch and booze with some caramel and nutty malt. Not sure if I smell Baltic vinegar or it is in my head due to the word association. taste is caramel, vinegar tang, smooth chocolaty malt, but has that Baltic bite. I’m not sure if I like or dislike the Baltic notes, but is is very smooth and tasty. One of the better Baltic porters I have had; I am normally a robust porter man.
KyotoLefty (5590) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. black, with pretty lace. Big chocolate nose, fudge, cocoa, meaty, mint. Sweet dark chocolate flavor with beef gravy and lots of umami, light soy, fruit. Very interesting, savory, and nice.
eelbasher (202) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. Pours near black with a mocha head. Aromas of roasted malts, dark fruit, coffee, and chocolate. Thick body on this guy. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, fudge, hint of alcohol, and a full finish. Awesome beer!!
DedicatedToFun (1595) - SoCal, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome baltic porter from my home state of NC, dark rich beer, pretty strong too, nice brew for xmas time
jhgrantjr (392) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle, very dark and thick. Small head and little carbonation. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, cherries, and the taste follows the aroma. This is a great beer.
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