kathouse (811) - Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a deep brown with a nice foamy head. The head died down but the aroma didn’t. Lots of biscuit malt, chocolate, and thick toffee. Light to medium body and a good mouthfeel. Sticky caramel flavors meld with the chocolate. Slight fruit and a lingering toasted finish.
Blairgus (2416) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5 sept 2013, bottle. Ruby brown. Nose is sweet and bready malt. Very pleasant. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Rich toasty malt, some semi sweet chocolate. Very nice.
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JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker brown with a beige head of foam that quickly diminishes. In the aroma I get notes of mocha java, vanilla beans, and toasted nuts. I taste some toasted marshmallow sweetness with a slight roasty bitterness coming through like the finish of a coffee. Thicker body and mouthfeel. Very nice overall. Wouldn’t mind drinking this one more often.
TheJester (1727) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 mL bottle. Kinda wee heavy coloured, with no head. Mild roast and chocolate, and something else. Not sure. Sweet and malty. Interesting how you can tell that this is a lager, not an ale.
pilgrimoutlaw (702) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours reddish black with than head. Chocolate, toffee, coffee, roast. Moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium, creamy body.
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a big tan head. The head does not last too long. No lacing. Smells of malt, caramel and roasted coffee - slightly. Sweet roasty taste with a bit of caramel in the back. Not bad.
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, from Burritos & Beer in Athens, OH, for $5. Enjoy by: 1/07/12, wow.. Dark brown color, thin khaki head. No lace. Some dark chocolate, dark fruit. Some earthy hop; cocoa. Bigger body; lighter, crisp carbonation. Good bittersweet taste. Alcohol reasonably well-hidden, pretty smooth. Hint of acidity. Little chewiness. Good baltic porter... Drank through the whole bomber myself over a game of poker, without much of a problem. I tied for 4th out of 8.
Cantabrian (762) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2013 Interesting beer. Although the label refers to modern versions from Helsinki to Vilnius, I’m sure they could have replaced Vilnius by Puttgarden, as this beer seems to be a much improved attempt to mirror the very mellow German versions of Baltic Porters. The colour is just dark red, thin as a cola, very much like those Lausitzers or Stoertebeckers. Nothing of the oily black of the Polish, Finnish and Swedish porters. The aroma is again very malty, sweet, mellow honey with a touch of hops, warning the drinker of what is to come. But that was a false alarm! The flavour comes indeed as a very balanced, agreeable surprise. Nothing syrupy, as the nose alerted, but an extremely smooth blend of chocolate, malts, maple, licourice, smokiness and a touch of a grassy hops. The beer hides perfectly the high alcoholic level and the thin body does not affect the enjoyment of the experience. This is what the Balitka 6 should have been like.
valpoaj (613) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost black with a thick, fluffy brown head. Aroma is full of malt and chocolate, hints of toffee and caramel. Flavor is chocolate malt, splash of toffee, hint of booze, slight touch of dark fruit - pretty good stuff. Palate is good for the style - a bit richer than some porters, but pretty indicative of the baltic style - but it is lively and engaging. Enjoyable brew overall!
Kimbo419 (19) - - APR 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love this beer!! We get several Victory beers in Texas, but unfortunately not this one. The aroma is sweet with toffee notes. Color is medium brown, small amount of ivory head. Exactly what I would expect a porter to look like. The taste is sweet, with hints of vanilla and toffee that linger on the tongue. Not overly carbonated, which enhances the smooth mouthfull. Just a bit of alcohol in the finish. Equally as exemplary of the style as their Storm King stout (also fantastic). Good thing I have family in PA, but I wish they sold this beer in Texas. If you have a chance to try it, don’t pass it up!