TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Almost-opaque black. Persistent mocha froth holds beautifully. Very sweet nose of wort, paint, soy sauce, cola, lactose, overripe plums, and stewed black cherries. Suggestive butter toffee, vanilla taffy, coconut, and licorice. Some vegetal notes poking through, as well. Snug but fuzzy carbonation. Initially tangy with metallic malt coupling with overripe plum sweetness and cooked tomatoes. Quite worty, and severely dull, consequently, as soggy, day-old breakfast cereal blends with flabby sugars to render any vivid malt remnants utterly lifeless. Worty to the point of resembling dog food, as well. Medicinal effect is apparent from the combination of higher alcohols and pervasive overripe dark fruits. Dusting of tannins gently brush the tongue, but quickly give way to a scorched wood and stale coffee grounds huskiness. Severely muddled, throughout. Finishes perpetually sugar-laden and unfinished, with a profound absence of malt definition and sturdiness of structure. A clear miss for Uinta, as this is quite the sugar and soy sauce bomb, with a host of other flaws piled on for good measure. Almost too undrinkable to analyze. A rather foul concoction.
monk191 (1129) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good Baltic porter all around. Pours a thick black with a creamy tan head. Smells of vanilla, cinnamon and chocolate. Taste has lots of vanilla ice cream, with some chocolate coming in later. Some oak in the finish. Delectable. Had in the bottle.
GarageBrewer80 (77) - SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från SB. Svart brun färg med stor smutsbrun skumkrona. Doft av mörk choklad, vanilj och ekfat. Söt fyllig kropp med lite vinkaraktär. Framträdande smak av choklad och ekfat. Lite rökig avslutning.
glennmastrange (2343) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate toasted and dark chocolate for he malt, light herbs and earth for the hops and yeast, with hints of wood, charcoal and vanilla. Head is small, frothy turning wispy, khaki with fair lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, slick, with a soft to lively carbonation. A plenty bold but still easy to drink Baltic Porter.
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.75 A: Black color. Three fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is pretty good and a few whisps of lacing are left.
5.0 S: This has a world class nose. Powerful, complex, and well integrated. Moderate roastiness, but overall is quite sweet. Tons of tangy molasses with layers of chocolate and caramel. Hints of coffee and fig. I didn’t list a lot of descriptors, but what I did list runs deep.
4.25 T: The taste is very good, but can’t compare with the nose. Layers of chocolate and caramel, moderate roastiness. Fig and maybe some currant and prune fruitiness. Like the nose, molasses is the focus.
4.5 M: Heavier medium to heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Creamy with a slippery velvet texture. Super smooth.
4.5 D: Really great brew. Buy it for the taste, love it for the nose. This reminds me a good deal of Marshal Zhukov, which I adore.
DavoleBomb, May 29, 2013
UncleKorm (927) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a black hue w/ a large tan head diminishing to a lasting cap. Moderate molasses and cardboard aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are molasses, licorice, vanilla and musty cardboard. Full bodied and soft carbonation.
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larsga (6356) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big brown head. Opaque black body goes deep dark red at edge. Deep
chocolatey earthy aroma with roasty toffee notes. Sweetish faintly
acidic taste of earthy chocolate with funky pine needle notes.
Mid-to-full body. Mild, slightly flat, mealy mouthfeel. Sweetish
earthy mineraly dark chocolate aftertaste with burnt cocos notes.
Nice, drinkable, and full of flavour. Complex. (0.75l bottle from
wine monopoly Vika, Oslo.)
AndyW68 (1160) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with beige head. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate, vanilla and bread. Taste follows nose with noticeable alcohol. Very good, near great.
_angst_ (3158) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours very dark brown with a big frothy brownish beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is slightly malty with roasted malts, toasted cereal, dark bread, vanilla fudge, charred wood, sweet liquorice candy, coffee, cocoa powder and soil. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, vanilla fudge, charred wood, liquorice, coffee, chocolate, soil, brown sugar and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, round, astringent and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt cereal, burnt caramel, vanilla fudge, charred wood, coffee, chocolate, soil and alcohol. Tasty and surprisingly easy to drink.
abergdahl (71) - SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells like a good porter should, some roasted notes, some hops..nice. It pours like it should as well, dark, black with a nice thick top that stays for quite a while.. The taste is full, again very much roast notes, a goo bitterness, not much alcohol, just a hint, a nice bloom with some hoppiness and chocolate , like it. Very full beer with a soft feel and long aftertaste..
Overall a good Porter!
Sammy (9072) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not quite a Baltic, very significant chocolate and significant roast. Some hop in finish. A tad thin but very good drinkability.