madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled August 6, 2013 and enjoyed September 14, 2015 in a Hopslam tulip/snifter.
Look - Dark reddish brown. Very thin tan head. No lacing. Bubbles are large the ones that form. Tasty for a beer I expected to be light.
Smell - Heavy booze smell, more like bourbon as opposed to wine. Weeds (not the kind you light and smoke). Sweet. Dark fruits.
Taste - Sweet and boozy but subdued. I really wish I had a fresh one to compare this to. It is good. I will not lie and say there is no skunked taste, but only slightly in the finish.
Feel - Very smooth. Heavier than water with no harsh carbonation. Fluffy.
Overall - I opened this as a $3 or so discount special expecting to pour it down the drain. This held up well. Label says malt beverage but is more specifically a baltic porter!
hotstuff (4762) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated on 9-06-2015 (Corked and caged bottle) This beer’s appearance is a small smooth tan head that mostly diminished, dark brown opaque body, fast rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing adorns my glass. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, cocoa, earthy, dark fruits, vanilla, earthy, and alcohol. The flavor of this beer is roasted malt, vanilla, cocoa, coffee, chocolate, earthy, woody and has a dry finish. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This is a very good tasting sipping beer that is well worth trying. It has a lot going on in the aroma and flavor and is a beer that I would definitely drink again.
thedm (5438) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love Baltic Porters and this is one great example of one. This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy with a frothy top finely sized brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque black brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The nice aroma was vinous raisin and dark malt. The vinous mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a medium mild roasted malt aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of semi-sweet roasted malt cloves raisin vinous burnt malt brown malt dark malt and breads. A wonderful best in class brew.
Mark_Eck (1431) - - AUG 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color. Aroma and taste are red wine, chocolate, and oak.
katrinaez (1098) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unique and interesting wine/beer ratio. Really taste the grape skins and smell the barrels. Interesting mouth feel. Bottle
Borresteijn (6083) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl Bottle shared, thanks Harmen! Black colour, beige head. Aroma of red fruits, red wine, oak, vanilla, wood, light tartness, chocolate, roasted malts, some toffee. Flavour is sweet, malty, vanilla, red wine, oak, wood, hint of leather, chocolate, dark fruits, bittersweet finish. Medium bodied. Tasty.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6198-20140228] Bottle. Roasty wood and pot pourrie floral dust aroma. Very dark red mahogany body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Smooth woodsy roasted red wine tannins flavour. Full body is noticeably smooth and silky. Very tasty. (7/4/8/5/16) 4.0
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, Greg Clow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs, JoeMcPhee)
Overheard: "If it’s less than 5 years old, I don’t want to know about it." "...He’s got a thing for 6-year-olds?"
Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bomber into pint glass. The aroma was a little messy, definite tart fruit mashing with chocolate and roast. It wasn't bad, but it was jumbled. The initial flavor followed suit. While the beer was definitely complex and had many layers, something was off. The porter stood separate from the wine barrel. They didn't conflict, but they didn't really merge either. As the beer warmed, however, everything started to come together. The mouthfeel eased out and brought the flavors together. By the time I was done with this I thought it was really good.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Garnet with a minimal head. Wood, tannins and dark fruit. Rich flavors: chocolate, wine and wood.
FestDecBeet (412) - - NOV 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Look: pours a dark brown. Light red or Amber hues. Light brown sugar head.
Smell: light chocolate. Apples. Slight sour smell.
Taste: red wine. Oak. Light chocolate. Sour wine.
Feel: dryness to it. Medium carbonation.
Overall: not my type of beer. Too much wine. Too much barell.
First drank: home 11/8/14