RobertDale (4199) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, coffee, and bourbon. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, and oak. Very nice.
sonnycheeba (4192) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thick frothy beige head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted and caramel malts, cocoa, earthy hops, figs, light smoke, oak, and mixed nuts. Flavor is roast malt forward with good dark fruit esters and earthy hops (light bitterness); dry, roasted finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
boFNjackson (4189) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ The BeerMongers on New Years Eve... Poured deep, jet black with a easy forming, eggy, off-white head. A nice drinking Baltic Porter. Smooth, clean, well rounded. Not too cloying or thick of a mouthfeel. Nice notes of cherries and other dark fruits with vanilla, worty malts, caramel cream, and a faint oak booziness. Not too oaky or woody. Definitely seemed to have been blended out a bit. A great beer. If it was about $2-3 cheaper it would make for a great buy.
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Black with a large beige head. Aroma is of roasted malts, caramel, brown sugar. Taste is of roasted malts, molasses, and licorice.
maxwelldeux (4159) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle. Pours a thick black color with a thick tan head on it. I found it slightly bitter with just a hint of roasting in there. The feel of it was a tad harsh, but it was a very interesting drink.
Pyrmir (4072) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Near black with tan head. Aroma and taste is roasted, salty, dark bitter chocolate, rye bread and earthy hop notes. Nice
TimE (4067) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black color. Hazelnut dark fruit, chocolate and vanilla in the nose.
Very rich, lots if dark fruit, plums, port, vanilla beans, chocolate and a splash of brandy in the mouth. Very nice and rounded. Very warming finish that feels like taking down fudge soaked in vanilla. Fantastic beer, not sure if so authentic to style but totally awesome. Never had a Baltic porter like this.
kaser (4002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 750ml bottle. Black with tiny ring of brown head. A rich cocoa and malty flavor. Roasty and toasty taste. Mouthful indeed. Good porter
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from Sam’s, Durham. Deep discount, baby! Dark brown, thick like a liquefied Tootsie Roll. Medium silky head, modest carbonation. Nose is sharp, with booze and molasses complementing base chocolate notes. Is this even lagered? Not sure, but it’s a pretty tasty imperial porter tilted towards the bitter end of the spectrum but with slight milk chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit.
Cybercat (3983) - Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep, warm sable just a whisker above black with a fairly thick and somewhat persistent tan head. Aroma tempts with notes of licorice, vanilla and chocolate and a hint of bourbon. Flavor fills the mouth with vanilla, licorice, coffee, chocolate and bourbon tones. Firm texture is fairly fizzy, a little thicker than most porters I have tried. After a couple of these you’ll feel as if you’re at sea.