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 (1063) - 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 (7797) - 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.
keepersj12 (2560) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is subtle fruits and malts. Very rich flavor of coffee and fruits. Very smooth creamy finish leaves you wanting more.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber Via Ty5592. Shared with Cyn, she loves Pennsylvania, beer from there doesn’t rate to low either. Pours brownish black with a thin 1 finger tan head. Sweet malty nose, altogether average nose. Taste is sweet, and malty and overall pretty nice on one level but on the other level it feels a bit thin, its okay, but not great.
pawkon (1) - USA - JAN 24, 2008 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An excellent beer. I particular enjoy the chocolate taste with the roast malt toffee.