hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz Bottle. Very dark brown in color with a tan head. Aroma is malty with coffee, and light fruity esters. Taste: Coffee/light roast up front, with some fruity esters, lighty yeasty with some bread. Medium bodied, and light to moderate amount of sweetness with a moderate bitterness in the finish. Good, but I think I might like the original better.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a delicious example of the style and I hope Victory continues to brew it. Nice and smooth with a great overall profile. Recommended.
Hangover (1059) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with a lasting tan head. Coffee and nutty aroma with hints of chocolate and dark fruit. High carbonation, medium bodied. Taste has a nice roasty character with coffee, caramel, cherry, citrus hops. Lingering coffee finish which is pretty bitter. No hint of alcohol.
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - JAN 31, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep, rich, full flavored stout/porter. Has a interesting mouthfeel, smooth and silky, but robust and somewhat chewy. Rich stout flavors, but not much chocolate. Actually I found the lack of noticeable chocolate undertones aI nice mark of distinction.
I have never had a "Baltic porter" before, but I must say it is really a accomplishment for any palate to notice the difference between this style and the imperial style. Regardless of labeling - what we have here is a great beer. It was worth the wait!
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep mahogany brown with a thick beige head. Aromas of roasted coffee, some sweet creamy malts, and a bit of smokiness, but overall a bit subdued. Flavors of sweetened coffee and anise right up front, with a bit of molasses and slight notes of caramel and dark bitter chocolate coming through mid-palate. Slightly fruity throughout, and lightly alcoholic towards the finish. Palate is medium, a bit sticky, and slightly alcoholic.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 30, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I would go out of my way to drink this again - ESPECIALLY if on tap at the Brick Store in Decatlanta, GA. Great dark, roasted coffee quality, some very dry chocolate notes - but absolutely purged of sweetness. Very relaxing. Moderately smoky.
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz, Best by Dec 31 08. Fluffy white head on top of a black body that has ruby edges. Aroma seems a bit subdued, I get mostly sweet malt. Body is similar with licorice, sweet malt, caramel, toffee and a bit of alcohol on the finish. Awesome carbonation and a thinner body makes this ridiculously drinkable. A bit sticky. Very interesting.
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer is dark blackish brown with a small brown head. The aroma is qutr interesting with a lot of fruit aroma- cherries. the flavor is a typical porter with a hint of he black-eyed peas.
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose instantly reeks of Cracklin Oat Bran, dog food, bran muffins and chocolate malt. There’s some smaller notes of maple malt and wood in there, but overall this beer starts bad and gets worse over time. Tannic, lactic, vegetal, dry, ashy, pasty. Not exactly good stuff, but I’m glad other people seem to like it.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to eaglefan for getting me this beer.
This pours jet black with a one inch (2.5cm) tan head. The body was a bit thinner than I’d expected, it was medium. The aroma has some cherry chocolate notes. The flavor is slightly sweet, with chocolate hints. I was expecting something a bit richer. a good beer, but not quite great.