rubbishystuff (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tastes a little more like a minerally dunkler bock. Sweet and winey. OK. Serving: Bottle
kerenmk (1872) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks TomL. Clear brown. Syrupy aroma, grade B maple syrup, date honey. Sweetish maltiness and dried dark fruit in the mouth. Medium body, smooth texture. Nice. A little too sweet but works just fine.
Cantabrian (739) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Interesting beer. I’d never have called it a porter, least a baltic one, had I only seen it on the glass. Red/copper with a thin, light brown bubbly head. Aroma of malts and karamels, plenty of dark honey and a nice touch of cherries. Flavour is very sweet, I wouldn’t say cloying, to disagree with the vast majority of beer raters here, with caramels, Waldhonig, apricots, dulce de leche, some berry cordial - very bubble gum-like - and a touch of booze. Nothing remarkable about the palate. It’s more of a honey ale than a baltic porter, in the end. I like the ale feel and the absence of the skunky Dunkel taste as in the Baltika 6. Having said that, and given the outdated label and the recent absence of this beer internationally, I would not be surprised if this was a bottle from an older batch that has been mellowed with time. I have rated it regardless of style. This beer completes my meagre porter ring around the Baltic sea. As an antipodean enthusiast of Baltic Porters, I must say that although I was very impressed with beauties from Poland, Finland, Denmark and Sweden, I was not too enthusiastic about each of the classic representatives of the three so-called Baltic Countries. Looking forward to try some of their other issues.
zvsn (369) - ISRAEL - FEB 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber-brown with a small yellow-beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, chocolate, toffee and alcohol. Sweet with coffee, dried fruits, chocolate, licorice flavors and alcoholic warmth. Medium-bodied, a bit sticky on palate. Quite nice.
Umoyk (34) - , - JAN 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Caramel and raisins. Actually, this is a lot like eating burnt raisins soaked in alcohol. Quite boozy. Not much else.
jamesie1857 (1181) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe - A Deep red body, beige head, nose of chocolate and dark malty fruit A nice thick rounded mouthfeel, boozy on the tongue, very nice indeed.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: Bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a dark brown with a small head. The nose has light caramel and nut notes. Thin and flabby on the tongue. There is a little bread, light caramel, and a light nuttiness with an odd, almost metallic bitterness. A bit weak for the style, but drinkable.
boxofrane (1846) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with minimal head. The aroma has nuts, nuts, and more nuts. Taste is hazelnut forward, some burnt malt, not overly sweet. Well done.
ronaldtheriot (1061) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Utenos Porter has a thick, spongy, beige head, a clear, somewhat bubbly, orange-brown appearance, and some lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, brown bread, bread crust, bubble gum, and banana pudding. The flavor is of the same, with a background slightly elevated hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and slimy, and Utenos Porter finishes wet, spread out, and fairly drinkable. Overall, this is a good, yet unusual porter. RJT
fidemaster (253) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
It has a light aroma of licorice. It has a deep amber color. It has a sweet taste of licorice, chocolate, and raisins. It has a nice roasted malty complexion. It has a smooth clean finish. Nice porter!
GIJOE (443) - Monterey, California, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark red brew with a thin tan head. Aroma is bread-like with a raisony hint. Taste is sweet and cola-like. Medium body, moderate carbs. Fairly bland Baltic Porter. Good, but by no means remarkable.