drfabulous (3381) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 bottle. Pours a reddish brown. Aroma is a bit of brett. Taste is red wine and oak. Slight sour red to it. Seems to have really changed the base beer.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is dry red wine, oak, barely any hint of the porter underneath. The appearance is deep brown, red tinge when held up to light, cream colored head. The flavor is red wine, chocolate, roasty, oak. The finish is dry, red wine, bittersweet chocolate, pine needles. Medium in body. I remember really liking the Victory Baltic thunder. I’m not crazy about this. I think the barrel aging adds little, and maybe even detracts from the base beer.
Boothead (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weak aroma and a dry chocolatey taste. Very light hints of wine. Could be an older bottle but overall unimpressive.
Gription79 (2003) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle, thanks Doug. I am having a very hard time getting past the garbage aroma. There are some dry/astringent notes, cocoa, vinous, berries. Tastes better than it smells.
tastybeer (1486) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy MrLo, thanks! Pours hazy ruby, small short-lived tan head. Aroma of red wine, chocolate, oak, a bit tannic. Taste is red wine, oak, tannins, chocolate. Palate is soft, slick, woody finish. Good.
JulienHuxley (2142) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown-red pour, ring of white foam. Aroma of roasted malt, cherries, vin nouveau, light acetic notes. Taste is winey, lots of earthy notes, soured dark malts, lots of oak, some vinegar in the finish. Palate is again winey, a bit thick, low carbonation. Some good flavors and aromas in here, but the final product isn’t all that well constructed.
ICEatALAMO (783) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The pour is a dark red. The aroma is that of a Typical red. The taste is a little overwhelming.
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adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Burgundy and caramel
Nose is sort of vinous and syrupy
Heavy on the oak and very malty. Light syrup very rough finish
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, tannins, chocolate and an odd almost woody/vegetal note. Flavor is lightly tart, cocoa, prunes, something tart, tannins, oak. Just ok.
jkwood04 (2932) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big bottle in a snifter. Pours brown with a lacy head. Aroma of weird sour notes, and not really a Baltic porter’s character. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not great.