HogTownHarry (6126) - 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 (697) - 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 (1879) - 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.
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer. Aroma of roasty malt notes flanked by a little of the red wine reminiscent booze. Taste is solid with more malt and then even more of the red wine oak notes shine through. Just medium bodied which I expected. Pretty much exactly what I’d expect a Baltic porter aged in red wine barrels to be like. Well done.
Ed5388 (2144) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured brown in color with a small dark tan head. Aroma is fruity, with dark chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste of roasted malt, sweet fruit, caramel, and chocolate.
Beerenberger (1478) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of cola, chocolate, and oak. Pours a deep brown with a red-wine highlights, no head or lacing. The taste has a pleasing light sweetness with notes of chocolate, cola, and hints dark fruit oak. Medium body and mioderate carbonation. Overall, a very impressive, complex beer.
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Blue Monk, medium bodied black pour, Interesting beer with Roastiness of the porter to red wine notes of the barrels. Red wine fruitiness, drt tannins surprsingly melded well with the baltic porter. Nive
chucklemation (508) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown porter with a nice off-white head. Smells oaky, and gives off hints of the wine whose barrels it’s been aged in. Oak is the strongest flavor I could detect. The fruits of the wine were more subtle for me. This is a very smooth, very tasty beer.
jb (2226) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of cocoa in the nose along with a bit of red fruit. Palate is thick, powdered chocolate, rich, dry. Not bitter, thick mouthfeel, nutty, decent, not the most complex baltic but very drinkable. Dark, few visible highlights, nice thick lacing/retention.
nearbeer (3776) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Nearly opaque deep brown with a ruby tint and a small film of bubbles. Mild aroma of red wine and chocolate. Taste is cherry, chocolate, toasted oak and merlot. Medium-heavy body is balanced, has medium carbonation and shows only a hint of the abv.