DrnkMcDermott (2882) - 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.
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 (6961) - 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 (1227) - 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 (51) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Look - Dark and thick like coffee. Good lacing even in plastic cup. Creamy tan head with thick bubbles throughout.
Smell - Tootsie Roll.
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 (4506) - 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 (1452) - 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.
djd07 (5416) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Medium mouth, nice roast, light dark chocolate, hides alcohol well, very good.
Martinus (3574) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour, light beige head. Aroma of coffee, malts, caramel and fudge. Coffee flavour, roasted malts, chocolate, light bitter. Lingering bitter finish, dark coffee.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)
Benfi (631) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown black pour with a light tan head. Chocolatey coffee aroma. Smooth mouth feel.