chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap at greylodge - Medium body sweet porter. Aroma was alomst fruit like - blueberries and dark cherries. Flavor was sweet at first, medium body, very low bitterness. However, it finished with a strange dryness or chalkiness on the back of the tounge that seemed to last a long time.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Victory. Only the second Baltic porter I’ve had, but I’m really starting to like this style. It’s interesting to see a lager yeast produce something interesting and complex. Interesting style.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown-red, nice head, thin and creamy mocha color with good lacing. Nose is roasty with a bit of cinnamon, lots of licorice. Taste is roasty and very smoky, again more licorice. Finishes dry and mildly nutty. Definitely improves as it warms, hops wake up as it nears room temperature. Thanks to Seamus Burp for this one.
TheBeerGod (5294) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at jeffc666’s Birthday Gathering. Courtesy of shameus_burp. Opaque black body with a tan head. Nose is big licorice and roasted maltwith light fruit and chocolate. Taste is slightly hopped with chcolate notes, licorice, roasted malts, and light coffee. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Light smoothness. Finish is cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, light fruit and hops.
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of roast, chocolate, and a slight coffee. Flavor is bitter roast, balanced by a nice malty sweetness, chocolate, and a slight coffee. This beer has to warm to realize its potential. I only wish I had been a bit more patient.
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2005
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to the manager of Victory brewpub for allowing me to take a growler back to VA.
My first impression was a Storm King but a porter. It’s extremely smooth and drinkable.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at jeffc666’s gathering, compliments of Shaemus_Burp. Clear dark brown with ruby edges and a light brown head. Roasty coffee nose with a good dose of hops. Taste has a bunch of roasted malt along with notes of chocolate, dark fruit, pipe tobacco and more hops. Gets more flavorful as it warms...Roasty finish with a touch of alcohol. Very, full, round and creamy on the palate, just awesome. I loved this.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled at jeffc666’s B-day gathering 2/6/05: Thanks to shaemus_burp for this one. Dark, near black body with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, charred chocolate, alcohol, fruit, fennel, pear, apple, and some nice hop notes when swirled. Taste is charred chocolate, hops, grapefruit, dark roasted malts, spicy yeast, pear, apple, grains. Very sticky and syrupy. Medium body.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks a bunch to Shaemus_Burp for bringing a growler of this one to my party! Opaque black body with a firm light tan head. The aroma is strong licorice and dark choclate coverd cherries. The flavor is very roasty with chocolate and cherry coming through pretty strong. As it warms a good dose of piney hops comes forward. Medium bodued smooth and rather dry. Pretty interesting stuff.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(growler courtesy of shaemus_burp) Medium tan head atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, cherry, some roasty, faint anise. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, pine, light cherry. Finish is roasty, earthy, pine. Watery, smooth medium body.