kaser (2530) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Milky and creamy aroma. Black pour with tan head. Had this poured from draft at Jerry's (north) in Chicago. Creamy pallette with cocoa coffee and milk taste. Very good. Like a milkshake
BiddleBrau (916) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle. Dark brown with thin tan head. Roasty nose. Thinner palate roasty and slightly burnt but with some caramel malt sweetness. Roast lingers.
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-02-28. Very dark brown body with a small tan head. 3+ Aroma is fruity and alcoholic, sort of vinous tangy quality. Flavour is rich and vinously tangy, fruity, moderate oak character. Rich malty character below, lingering oak in the finish. Medium bodied palate, modest carbonation. 3++ Pretty nice, it grows on me. Bottle shared by Blankboy
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to blankboy for sharing this gem. Thanks to blankboy for this. Black pour with a thin white head. The nose has a softly vineous aroma with a bit of vanilla and some lovely soft fruitiness. A touch of licorice and a bit of earthy character. Moderate tartness with a little bit of soft malt sweetness and some herbal character.
mccarltone (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic red wine aroma and taste. Balances nicely with the Baltic Thunder base. Dry finish, fruity, floral, a hint of smokiness. Delightful.
blankboy (5957) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[My bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, JoeMcPhee, jercraigs & mabel] Pours a dark amber-brown with a small frothy/creamy tan head. Interesting aroma of roasted malt, light vinous notes, chocolate, fruit and alcohol. Flavour of roasted malt, vinous notes, chocolate and wood. Medium bodied. Surprisingly good stuff, I quite liked it.
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Been eyeing this for several months and I got bored and bought it today. Brown pour decent mocha head. Smell is sweet caramel, boozy red wine, oak, malty. Taste is cocoa, cherries, red wine, medium sweet. Sweet plums through out and the wine and vanilla oak in the finish. This definitely grew on me asi got through the bottle.
HogTownHarry (6058) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked and caged bottle shared by blankboy with me, jercraigs, mabel, gregclow and joemcphee. Nearly opaque red-black with a smallish but lasting bubbly mottled beige-tan head. Odd aroma - something ... sharp ... then a Belgian Dark character, then something vinous, then more grape ... Taste follows - tons of wine, quite bitter too - lovely. Thick, strongly carbonated, finishes roasty overlaid on slightly sour red wine. Really good - grew on me.
bigguns22 (626) - Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at oscar’s ale house. Pour was dark brown with almost no head but that may have been from the bartender. A very go porter that was very unique. Aroma was chocolate,wood and red wine. Creamy a little tart and woody.
boto (1827) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle: This one pours a fairly opaque, dark mahogany brown color. There was just a wisp of head on it. It has a nice nose. I definitely can smell a bit of oak and red wine. I get some cocoa too, as well as some faint roasted malts. The taste is very good. Just a bit bitter. Taste is some cocoa, roasted malts and a bit of a dry red wine. A touch of the oakiness comes thru too. This is a very nice brew.