drsordr (1735) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from alexsdad06. Pour opaque black with thick tan head. Nose some roast, char almost grilled smell, and some brine. Taste of roast, coffee, malt, but added character of slat and faint smoke
Dazz3 (1695) - Hšllefors, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Smells and tastes roasted malt, a bit oysters with a similar finish.
Beerathon (1668) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great porter. The bourbon from the barrel aging comes through nice and smooth. A bit of vanilla touch with slight hop to it. Yum!
bluejacket74 (1615) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml caged and corked bottle, bottled on 12/04/12. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half frothy tan head that stayed around for a very long time. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. The aroma is nice, it smells like dark fruit, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, wood, vanilla, and some coffee. It tastes like roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, coffee, burnt/charred malt, dark fruit, molasses and a bit of licorice. Nice balance between the sweet and bitter roasty flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís smooth and a bit creamy with good carbonation. I liked this brew a lot, I think Iíll have to pick up another bottle soon. $11.99 a bottle.
DavoleBomb (1614) - 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 didnít list a lot of deScriptors, but what I did list runs deep.
4.25 T: The taste is very good, but canít 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
Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2013 Vanilla and bourbon greet the nose, with chocolate and fruit notes . Pours a healthy black with a mostly diminishing khaki head and clinging lacing. The taste is more roasted than sweet. Roasted malts flavors, vanilla, and bourbon with hints of nuts and cherries. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Overall, enjoyable - not as sweet as some other Baltic porters that Iíve tried. While there was a pleasurable round mouthfeel, I would have liked to have had fuller body also.
Nephilium (1571) - Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bold aroma of chocolate and roast, with just a hint of bourbon. Pours an opaque black, with a huge milk chocolate colored head. The bourbon and oak come through a little further in the flavor, blending in with roasted flavors of the beer. Thereís very little hop presence that I can detect. Very smooth and drinkable, with a full creamy mouthfeel. This is a very impressive beer, and I will be getting more of this.
gregwilsonstl (1557) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark. Thick. Creamy head. Quite complex and dynamic. Some vanilla. This is an excellent porter. Thanks for the recommendation vyvvy.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Dark black with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, coffee, a bit of dark fruit, and a bit of booze.
T - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, coffee, molasses, a bit of dark fruit, and a bit of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a roasted, sweet, and warming finish.
D - Great barrel aged baltic porter. Good balance and mouthfeel.
coldbrewky (1532) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via beer world: Nose is low and dark malty. Some anise present as well. Body is full and slick with wet wood and low bourbon tone. Nuts and earth come thru first. bourbon tones are lazy and mellow. This Magnum went surprisingly fast. I didnt get much vanilla or hop tone, but thats just me. My cat approved of this beer by sticking his entire paw into the brew and then lazily licking it off his fur. He then took a nap.