stevencon (508) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks rbrazel! Clear dark brown head light tan head dissipates. Chocolate vanilla. Medical bandaid astringency. Aroma is a lot better than taste.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown pour with a small bubbly white head. Raisin, roast and smoke aroma. Flavor is chocolate, charcoal, roasted malt and hints of smoke with a chalky end. Medium bodied and drinkable.
weihenweizen (2156) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle best by date June 2012, crap, poured into a shaker. Pours black with small light brown head. Nice lacing, medium body, medium carbonation, and aroma is bad vinegar. Really bad, my first drain pour, need to have this fresh to make sure.
Travlr (15635) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark maroon brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of roasted chestnuts, burnt espresso, dark bitter cocoa. Taste is big and roasty, with dark fruits, chocolate, coffee. Nice character and complexity.
Art (2209) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate malty aroma. Slight bitter flavor. Very good porter with good flavor complexity.
crajun (1066) - , Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2015 re-rate 3/15 - forgot I had ever rated this. ne bottle from trade with springslicker... bumped from 3.9...... might be my second favorite Baltic after smuttynose. thicker palate that first notes. well put together borderline porter/stout...................................... from John’s NC trip. great aroma. Toffee caramel and roasted stuff. Smooth oily mouthfeel not thick. Good flavors up front similar too aroma. No hops at end
danwanderer (2) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2012 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: Pours black with a thin tan head.
Aroma: Chocolate, very faint roast.
Taste: Faint bitterness, dark chocolate, roast. An annoying carbonation.
Palate: Thin, carbonated. Mildly unpleasant.
Summary: I expected more from the ’dark beer specialist’
jcos (1670) - Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on December 21st, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a dark opaque with light brownish white head.
Aroma: Aroma of dark chocolate and faint roast.
Taste: Similar to the nose. Faint bitterness, dark chocolate, roast.
Palate: medium body, slick texture that is really nice.
Summary:The mouthfeel on this porter is exceptional. The taste is pretty good, I just prefer my porters slightly more hopped up. Tasty though.
monk191 (1272) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent porter, nothing too special. Pours black with a brown head. Not much smell, a little bit of milk and caramel. Taste is very smooth, a little bit of burnt coffee. Not bad, but not too exciting either. Had in the bottle in North Carolina.
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downender (6888) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Dark brown with a slight, tan head. Sweetish aroma of chocolate and dark fruits with a touch of roasted malts. Flavour had milk chocolate, caramel and coffee, with a dryish finish. Enjoyable.