Grumbo (722) - 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.
drdisque (606) - 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 (675) - 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 (5318) - 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.
remALUS (23) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - NOV 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. 0,5L Price: ~0,66 €. Labai "sunkus". Galėtu pilstyti į mažesnius butelius.
Alius (5) - - NOV 23, 2014 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Gailiuos, kad pavadinau "Memelio Vaisin?" blogiausiu alumi, kok? tik g?riau, nes iki tol nebuvau g?r?s ?ito.
djoeye (2070) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fawn head, clear ruby body, dots and crochets as lacing.
A barrel of dried fruits to the nose, a very inviting bouquet.
Taste; powerful caramel malts, confectionery with lots of dark and dried fruits, some fermented fruits, small notes of syrupy bread. Ok body and normal on palate. Nice fruity finish. Overall a nice baltic porter, inclining to sweet.
I was a hobo in Marijampole Lithuania for one night to get this one, for sharing with a porter-loving specialist north of the arctic circle.
[50cl brown spec.btl 6.8%abv° BB13.10.14 B@RimiMarijampole, T11/11@RuneSession]
Rune (8827) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours a firm fawn-coloured head resting over a ruby-brown coloured body. Crocheted lacing. Sweet taste of dark and dried fruits. The taste character is also very sweet containing prunes, raisin, caramel, and apricot. Just a little bite of roastiness to the finish. Fine bodied. Nice, but far too sweet in the long run (kindly shared by djoeye, Tromsø 11.11.2014).
cheap (4389) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
From a half liter bottle this stuff has a rather alarming volatile malt aroma. Big puffy tan head. First taste is not over the top but fer sure you know there’s alky in there. Yes, boozy is the word for the feel of this drink. Does not hide the alky well. Not sure what to think of this. I like porter but this must be a kind of Baltic porter if you ask me. Wew, almost has a gag reflex here baby. Some co2 keeps this from being flat. Not impressed.
YantarCoast (322) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2015 Bottle from Lithuanian shop. Pours a medium brown cola colour with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, roast malts, hints of spice and metal. Taste of caramel, roasted malts. Slight metallic aftertaste. Boozy.
Niko100 (2142) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, & some spice; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel/syrup, and some chocolate; Just decent.