WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - FEB 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Exposing my inner n00b, but canít say Iíve had a Baltic porter from a can before. The cashier agreed nodded blankly in agreement. Doesnít take much to be considered a beer geek in Canada. Lots of roasted caramel, a thick syrupy porter with some tobacco on the nose and chocolate, dark but not a bitter dark. Molasses and licorice, of course. Itís a simple and extremely tasty version of whatís becoming one of my favourite styles, a style which honestly Iíd expect a local brewery to have made by now. Though each time Iíve had a BP with someone Iíve been the only one who cared for it... I guess itís like licorice, most people canít stand it, but its fans like it very, very much.
CitrusP (61) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
lovely balance of liqourice, star anise and smokey flavours that are also present in the aroma. That said, the palate is far to carbonated and spritzy, why for a porter? Good overall but could be better.
TheRealMGD (552) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can from PD. Deep brown-black pour with a persistent, creamy beige head leaving heavy lace. Nose is lightly roasty and spicy. Medium body, creamy carbonation. Then it starts to go awry. An opening tartness and spiciness surprised the heck out of me. None of the traditional sweetness of a BP and only a bit of licorice. Some chocolate, toffee and dark roast accompany. Finish is shortish and fairly dry. At 7.8%, this is more of a FES. Second mediocre beer Iíve had from Uncommon, will give them a miss for a while.
deanso (7438) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl can shared with and courtesy of Kermis.
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Some liquorice but not overpowering. Very nice
after4ever (7061) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16-oz can. Pours black with a towering sudsy light tan head. Light licorice nose. Sticky watery body...kinda flat. Overwhelmed by sweet licoricey anise on the mid palate. Flat and out of balance.
bytemesis (5569) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2013 Can. Pours clear deep brown to black with a large brown head that dissipates with some lacing. Aroma is very today, coffee, tobacco, ashtray. Flavor is the same plus anise, lightly sweet, light to medium bitter, light ashy astringence. Interesting, but a bit too anise and cigarette butty for me. BlackIPA where are you?
Hopfemandli (107) - Zug, SWITZERLAND - JAN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @Erzbierschof - very dark brown with huge lasting beige head. Aroma is dark roasted malt with hints of lemony freshness. Taste is roasted malts with traces of coffee and dark chocolate. Has an old fashioned flavor. Some sweetness combine well with moderate carbonation. Alcohol is hidden. Some more bitterness is missing. Top fermented.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall awesome porter deep in the beer tasting second to last so it wasnt easy but i really enjoyed it
Ughsmash (7466) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned. Poured medium-deep brown with a tall, but quickly-receding tan head. The aroma picked up dry-roasted black, molasses, and lesser chocolate malts with faint detergent and rye alcohol notes around.. just OK. The flavor stepped it up a notch.. dry, burnt black malts and molasses at the core with tangy malts, a bit of spice, and licorice on the edges.. finished spritzy with a lot of carbonation and semi-sweet, burnt malts. Medium-bodied with too much carbonation on the palate.. filling mouthfeel, but not big-bodied.. OK overall.
alexsdad06 (7754) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce can shared by b3shine. Pours dark brown in color with a small beige head that disappears quickly. The aroma has chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, mild anise. The flavor is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, anise with a mild earthy note. Medium bodied.