LtDan (1676) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours amber brown with a small tan ring around the top.
Aroma: Chocolate covered raisin and red wine barrel/red wine soaked cork.
Taste: Tossty chocolate malt, red wine barrel, tannins, a touch of tartness in the chocolaty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Soft carbonation.
Overall: Very delicious. Great balance of malt,wood,wine and tartness.
jstraw (1641) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with cream beige head (barrel-aged) / Musty, dry nose of cocoa, roast barley, grass and cream / Medium body, creamy, acidic, good balance with lots of astringency and bitter finish / Subdued flavors of cocoa, dark roast coffee, roast grain, prune, licorice, and oak / No fireworks, and could use a little more "fruit" punch, especially for a Baltic, but a solid brew all around.
zathrus13 (1627) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish brown, with a tan head. Aroma is fruit, red wine, and a little wood. Flavor is fruit and red wine. Dry and tannic. Medium to light body. I wouldn’t have guessed the base was a baltic porter.
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a red-brown with medium tan head. Aroma of cocoa, cherry, blackberry. Dry chocolate, coffee malt flavor with a fruity grape mildly sour tang. Fairly quick finish with a hint of hops.
Sledutah (3172) - Utah, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared by Doug
Appearance: Clear dark mahogany with a small tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Smokey, toasted malts and chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, smokey and woody
MikeJslc (468) - Utah, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown, clear, off-white head. Aroma: bread crusts, melanoidins, biscuit, a light rotten fruit note, some red wine barrel. Flavor: toffee, light baker's chocolate, bread crusts, light toast, a little fruit.
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GMUcrew7 (572) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transparent brown pour with a ruby hue and tan head. The cocoa comes through the strongest of the aromas, a little oak and fruity as well. Wow, I didn’t get a lot of the red wine in the aroma (could be because I am getting over a cold) but it is the highlight of the flavor. The initial flavor is the cocoa and roasted malts but the finish is all red wine, fruity and pungent with the typical tannin astringency. I thought this was an interesting, and welcomed, sibling of the Baltic Thunder.
Jesterdeal (1042) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of cocoa, oak and tangy raisin. Pours deep brown with medium froth. Taste opens with the oak tang and finishes with a good smokey malt. The tastes muddle in the middle. The oak works, the wine doesn’t quite.
matthewgerke (61) - - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured black with a thin tan head. Aroma was a classic Baltic porter with some cocoa coming through and the taste was of a mellowed porter but then it had a nice wine finish to it that really added a very welcomed unusual touch.
conway (569) - - JAN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark ruby with a big off white head. Aroma is very oaky. Taste opens with some tannic flavors that fade to roasted malt and finish with a chocolate sweetness. Medium mouth feel.
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