Grumbo (976) - Suffolk, - JAN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Rasputin’s, Ipswich. Distinct treacle aroma on opening, pours a very deep ruby brown with a good head. Caramelised, quite thick and rich. Some carbonation, though head soon disappeared. Quite strong at 6.8% which comes through as you drink.
visionthing (4076) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from somewhere in Vilnius, probably Rimi. Pours clear mahogany with an off-white head. Malty aroma with heavy caramel notes, dark dried fruit and hints of alcohol. Sweet, almost cloying, too much caramel for my taste, but fairly drinkable. Fair enough.
BuckeyeBoy (4437) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2016
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
500ml bottle picked up at tres bonne. Pours out a deep mahogany topped with a small tan head. nose is heavy sweet milk chocolate caramel and roast malts. The taste is more of the heavy sweetness rich malts and a odd metallic note on the end. Well happy to say this is my first Lithuania tick.
stevoj (3309) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 20, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Tres Bonne Cuisine. A bit musty, sweet malt that obliterates any of the roast grain nature, making it closet to a dark lager. Dark brown pour with miniscule head. Mostly sweet malts in aroma and taste, but bottle dating is obscured, so can’t tell if it’s past shelf life. My gut says possibly....still not horrible, but a disappointing porter.
TorbenJensen (1408) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2015
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beautiful dark brown beer with a welcoming persistent foam. Trying to look like a porter, but it did not quite succeed. Tastes like an average dark lagers without major fluctuations. An ok beer, just not contain the greatest taste.
Eructoblaster (3543) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Grand Duke’s (Summit, IL). Hazy, dark brown body with a thin, off-white foaly head. Decent malty aroma with hoppy and brown sugar hints. Taste carries brown sugar, plummy, and woody notes. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish. Not bad.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Again, my grateful thanks to Cantabrian for this experience. This porter was sampled after a distinctly more muscular Baltic Porter and suffered because of it. It appears a hazy dark caramel with a temporary brownish head and aromas more dwelling on that caramel than its predecessor’s oil, salt and cocoa. The body was thinner and had, guess what, caramel to the flavour but was not unpleasant. Its finish was sweetish. An altogether different beast.
mabuzzer (385) - SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Deep reddish brown with a fizzy tan head that quickly disappeared. Aroma is alcohol and caramel, taste is sweet, dark fruit, caramel and a little liquorice. Good, but not great
drdisque (699) - Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from Binny’s Marcie St. poured in an English pint glass. Pours dark ruby with thin dissipating head. Little aroma. Flavor is roasted caramel. Sweet but not cloyingly so. Very clean bock-like finish. No alcohol burn. Pretty good beer. One of the best Eastern European macro beers I’ve tried on my recent kick of them.
Bricks (839) - Delaware, USA - DEC 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark red appearance w/ decent head. Super malty aroma. Taste of mediocre malt. Sweet, but smooth.
jmgreenuk (6517) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Lithuanica, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark amber with is a thin broken off white head. The aroma is sweet malt toffee caramel. The flavour is moderate sweet with an alcoholic sweet malt resin toffee apple palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.