tastybeer (1850) - 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 (4319) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - 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 (1144) - 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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AdamChandler (3743) - Enfield, 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 (10320) - 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 (4814) - 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.
nimbleprop (6066) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy purple with some cloudy, white head. Nose is dusty, light red grape, malt. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, malt, grape jelly, cherry. Medium bodied, sweet finish.
Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark copperish brown with an average tan head that recedes quickly. Aroma leans heavily towards raisin and wine. It has an impression of wood, and a bit of cocoa as well. A very appealing mixture here. The taste takes a step back from the heavy notes of wine. While still prevalent, I get the main themes as chocolate and cocoa. Still woody. The aftertaste is chocolate and wine. Not quite as appealing as the aroma. Medium in body, a texture that is slightly sticky, average carbonation. This one is a bit more unusual than most. I liked it. I think it has enough going for it that most people would also.
Capa (2316) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red with minimal head. Fruity, berry, chocolate, vinous. Thinner than expected. Finish has a lingering sharpness to it. Almost Belgian like finish. Really enjoyable beer.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL thanks to noodleuser. Pours a clear, deep brilliant ruby. Medium coffee head. Nose is butter, oak, sweet cream, milk chocolate, nice red wine barrel/peper/spicy wood. Taste is tangy, oaky, brown sugar, mild red wine barrel, pepper. Very clean, well integrated. Palate is spicy, denser, some ginger spice. Dry, clean, actually refreshing. No off character. Works very well.