lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 500ml bottle.
Pours a flat black with mahogany highlights. 1/4 inch tan head that dissipates to nearly nothing. No lacing either. First thing I get is faint herbal hops in the nose. Lightly metallic. I have to search hard for the faint roasty malt of a porter.
Taste is sweet dark malt. Rich, far more rich that the nose suggested. Black fruit, tart currant and plum. Noticeable warming alcohol in this one, faint roastiness way back behind the fruit. This is a thick brew in the mouth. Doesnít look or smell like it should be but it is. A little hot but a nice drinker. I canít decide if this will excel or fall apart in the cellar. Iím gong to get a couple more and find out.
fidemaster (282) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, dark brown that borders on black. It doesnít let light through. Inviting, sweet aroma with some apple in it. The flavor is a lovely sweet flavor thatís not too alcoholy. It has some caramel and bubble gum in it, but itís not too sweet. Very nicely balanced throughout.
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark, crisp, and strong, this thick, malty porter packs a punch. Itís chocolaty in color and opaque, bitter on the nose with hints of coffee, and filling on the palate.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful black pour with a creamy biege head in to my matching glass. Unfortunately this beer is plagued by intense oxidation in only a 6 month old bottle. The aroma is mostly masked, offering only light breadiness and marshmellow, with a touch of roast. Flavor starts out offering good molasses and roast flavors, then descends into a finish of aluminum foil and iron nails. Iíd still love to try a less oxidized bottle.
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent Porter. Rich Chocolate taste and a dark brown color. Malty with just the right mix of hops.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2006 Bottle. Pours black with thick tan head, spotty lacing. Faint aroma of dark roasted malt and sweet molasses. Initial flavor is semi sweet, with flavors of molasses, medium roast coffee, unsweetened bakers chocolate. Mouthfeel is a nice velvety medium. Smooth, dry, mildy bitter finish that is balanced between sugary and roasty. Boy this is easy to drink. The alcohol is well hidden, and I only pick it up as it gets warm. A bold beer that drinks like a session...I love it!. This is excellent
Tranquillity (1430) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 0,33l. The aroma contains strong burned malt, with something sweet, maybe strawberries or roses. Small although surprisingly big head which stays in the glass. The beer is completely black. Strong, heavy body. Sweet chocolatey malt on the tongue, but this turns into alcohol in the aftertaste. Maybe thatís a part of the charm.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark clear brown pour. Attractive light tan creamy head.
Sugary dark chocolate aroma, some fruit.
Metallic sweet porter taste. A little ashiness in the taste background. Good flavor, but a bit much if you arenít in the mood.
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little disappointing. Poured a dark black-brownish color with a decent but not impressive initial head. Lacing was weak and the head dissipated quickly. The aroma was chocolate-like and somewhat sweet, but not clean and crisp. The flavor was a mix of chocolate, caramel, and bubblegum. This one seemed to be hiding the same corniness of its pale lager amidst all that and a bunch of carbonation. Not a crisp and clean baltic, so this one took a sharp hit within style, although Iíd drink it before many another beer out there. I was shocked that it was 9.5 abv, cuz hiding the alcohol was the only plus to this beer w/in the style, imo.
pinkzambia (1542) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Dark rown with a lovely light brown head. Aromas of alcohol, roasted nuts and brown sugar. Initially, there is a metallic trip to it, but then it subsides. It is a sweet porter and not as much of the charcoal (must be the Baltic). I like the thicker feel as opposed to the thin, oily feel of a standard porter. Great Polish brew. Could someone please give me a bratwurst?