Jamesthebrit (174) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Very complex aroma. merlot sweetness. A nice oak note. Some roastiness in the back of the smell.
A: Pours looking a little thin and gross off brown. Head is nice and creamy.
T: Just like the smell. Sweetness from the wine. A big oak note. The real star is the finish (which is nice since most beers lack here). Amazing roasty oak note on the finish. Wine is maybe a little agressive in the front. There is an off note in there... i think it may be the oak comming through. A bit too much oak.
P; As noted above very complex but a little too oaky. A nice sweetness. A great finish. Doesn’t make up for the misses though.
Overall, this is a nice beer. Very interesting balance between the porter and the red wine. Too much oak and a little too much acidity.
mccarltone (7) - 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 (5735) - 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 (1434) - 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 (5975) - 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 (563) - 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 (1788) - 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 (1593) - 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 (1226) - 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 (5219) - 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