ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a dark brown-black color with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of dark chocolate and roasted coffee with black licorice, light dark fruit, and a bit of earthy hops.
T - Starts off with a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts with a bit of dark fruit sweetness and black licorice. Through the middle, some roasted coffee comes through with some light earthy hops and a touch of lactose sweetness. The finish is a mix of dark chocolate malts with some bitter coffee,, a bit of dark fruit, and some light earthy hops.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, warming, and lightly bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice Baltic Porter with a good body and balance.
Rando7 (671) - Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can. Dense black with one finger tan head. Aroma malt, licorice and roast. taste similar to aroma. Palate thinner than most Baltics Iíve tried. Roasty finish.
Essentially none of the sweetness I generally associate with this style. Iíd describe it as a roasty porter with some licorice. Just OK
kaser (1769) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 16 oz can at George street pub. Black with off white head. Can definatly taste the licorice. Sweet and oily. Plum and chocolate notes. Tasty beer
MattH (578) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce can from 41st street Liquor in Capitola. A great price at $2.25. Enjoyable brew with a nice chocolate and black licorice flavor. I want to try more beers from this brewery.
jmikolich (1308) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can, uncommon is a good name for them, they are doing some oddball additions to their beers, most of them work pretty well and this is no exception, though I donít feel the addition gains much. Slightly smoky flavor with a decent anise punch that black licorice taste lingers and holds on.. not bad
GIJOE (346) - Monterey, California, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth tasting, foamy porter with an interesting licorice-like note to it; something herbal, too, perhaps. I like it! Very nice!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sulawang (498) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Visual: Good visual of the licorice plant and star anise on the front, as well as a decent description of the beer itself. Pours jet black with a large lasting cream-foamy head, CO2 activity at the surface.
Nose: Roasted coffee and thick sweet malts; (8/10-aroma strength)
Attack: tingly-fizzy-creamy mouthfeel
Mid-palate: roasted coffee syrup, 7/10-sweet caramel, licorice
Finish: fizziness, hints of cola (star anise), malty phlegm, mild coffee sourness, medium-deep roast coffee bitter finish.
Summary: This beer dispels my belief that no good beer comes out of a can; on the contrary, this Baltic Porter has good depth, decent complexity, good length and pleasant smoothness. The sourness grows as it warms up however. Recommended at least 1x.
tom10101 (1835) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can (16 oz). From dresden, thanks! Black with a medium tan head, ok retention and little lacing. Aroma if of roasted malt, liquorice, milk chocolate and ashes. Taste is moderately sweet with roasted malt, liquorice, milk chocolate, ashes, lactose and vanilla. Medium body. Silky mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Good balance. Nice Baltic Porter!
crossovert (5644) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old can. BPA aged. IT pours with a fizzy head, a denze brownish black. Smell is anise, cocoa, some coffee. Flavor is fruity, earthy spice, cocoa brownie, coffee. Its okay.
chuckstout (171) - Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vanilla, licorice, smooth, bready, chocolate, dough, woody, creamy, black with red highlights, nice head. Good mouthful tasty brewdough,
sic1314 (1984) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black with a beige head. Aroma of sweet vanilla bourbon, caramel malt. Medium to full body, flavour of the aroma, seems more a standard stout than a Baltic Porter. Still very nice.