DrnkMcDermott (2911) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft 8 oz. "mini-shaker" at 3Fs. Thin but noticeably brown head atop a porter to stout dark body. A sharp coffee smell I haven’t found in the Baltic strain of porter before. Flavor is strong with coffee hard candies, but still a bit of lager cleanness. Threads of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Can’t say it goes down easy; I had to wrestle it a little. But when it finally yields, it does so nicely.
JStax (3815) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample. The beer is a dark brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma has a lot of sweet chocolate and a complementary level of coffee roast. The taste is sweet and chocolaty. The coffee comes through more as an afterthought and in the finish. Bigger body and a moderate carbonation.
rouhlas (1282) - GREECE - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black color with light beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate and coffee. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation
swoopjones (6966) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, fuller bodied black pour. big roast, dark chocolate, coffee in both the nose & flavor. full flavors, great mouthfeel. solid
Oly (55) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark black with big tan head. Aroma is yeast, roast coffee, chocolate, caramel/burnt sugar, and a touch of vanilla. The bitter roasted coffee dominates the taste, and it’s not balanced well enough by the malt. Palate is smooth, but is a bit too carbonated and thin for my liking. Solid effort, but not very memorable.
douglas88 (7327) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at HOTD. Pours a jet black color with a medium grey head. A big sweet toffee and chocolate nose. Light dark coffee, some nutty notes, caramel, roast, and licorice. Solid brew.
Sask89 (498) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is fairly smoky with roasted malts and a little coffee. Taste is a little sweet and not too dry, fairly malty. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, and smooth on the palate. Overall a good porter.
Sarlacc83 (1411) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Apex for Gigantic and Friends
A: Opaque black, creme head, some lacing.
N: Yeast, cocoa, a bit of sugary grape, touch of vanilla, big coffee and chicory, and roasty overall.
T: Bitter and sweet, in a rather unhealthy proportion.
M: Medium body, creamy carbonation, alcohol is hidden.
O: Less than impressive Baltic Porter. Three Musketeers is far superior; I don’t know why they chose to make this more of a stout.
madelfonatree (141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2015 First was on draft April 10, 2015 in a plastic cup at Wonder Bar in Cleveland. Second was a unknown bottle date bought from Ale Emporium in Indianapolis, Indiana August 8, 2015 and enjoyed August 10, 2015 in an Indians tulip/snifter. I see it was released March 2015 so that is where I put the bottle date.
Look - Dark and thick like coffee. Good lacing even in plastic cup. Creamy tan head with thick bubbles throughout.
Bottle Edit - Fine to medium bubbles from bottle.
Smell - Tootsie Roll.
Bottle Edit - Bubblegum. Hops.
Taste - Coffee, dark chocolate, burnt toast. Sweet bubblegum hits just before the finish and sticks around on the finish. Hint of smoke, not a camp fire.
Feel - Creamy and not too watery. Doesn’t explode as much as other beers.
Overall - Great Baltic Porter from 3 Floyds. Unlike other porters it definitely differentiates from a stout.
kraddel (4592) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black. Small white head. Smell is kinda sweet. Coffee maltyness. taste is carmelly, bit sweet, leaves. Some spices as well as dark malts. Nice
rdixon77 (1591) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ancient rating from Hunahpu’s Day 2012, I recently found my tasting notes. Figured why waste good ticks…espresso, cacao, dates. tobacco, somewhat bitter. Nice.