nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma is interesting with toasted malt, chocolate, and rubber. The appearance is dark brown with an average sized tan head. The flavor is like the aroma but very sweet and bitter. The sweet is very artificial and the bitter is very astringent. There is a little bit of black strap molasses but it just adds to the unpleasantness of this beer. The palate is smooth and thick. Another beer that I would not recommend.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours to a coal black with good tan head that lingers through most of the glass and leaves lacing from top to bottom. A very unique arona, in that it was a pleasant mixture of chocolate, coffe, licorice and alcohol. The good nice thick body was slightly carbonated, and the mouthfeel somewaht tingly.
Flavor was mostly the chocolate-coffe to begin with, and as the beer warmed, the 9.5% alcohol became more noticeable, though never overwhelming.
Likewise, the finish, which was at first a little watery and short, became long and pleasant as the beer warmed at mid-glass.
This beer was a pleasant surprise and most enjoyable.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, thick tan creamy head. Soft coffee and toasted vanilla nose that lie upon a bed of milk chocolate and cedar shavings. Flavor held more soft coffee and chocolate notes that mingle with a vinous nutty earthiness. Medium bodied and smooth, light carbonation, dry, bittersweet finish. Nicely done...
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has nice notes of caramel and molasses. It not only has those notes on the aroma but the palate and finish. It has a decent weight to the mouthfeel and drinks very well.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at LCRBM2. The most bitter porter i’ve had. Lots of chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Very nice!
beerlord (217) - tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 26, 2007
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
medium ruby color with a small tan head, light color by porter standards, malthy roasty flavor. Stale cardboard flavor with some roasted malt undertones. Thin moth feel for teh style. Perhaps a imporoperly stored bottle that may have been heat/cool cycled?
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Goldtwins for the bottle. Alcohol and mollasses aroma. Looks like a stout. Full and creamy palate. Definite chocolate and roasted malt flavors up front with a sort of lager-like quality to it.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got some light chocolate in the aroma.Pours black with light tan head.Bitter chocolate dominates the flavor.Thin to medium mouthfeel with a bitter chocolate finish.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very black with large brown head. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste is dark unsweetened chocolate, toffee and dates. Thick mouthfeel with malty finish and dry aftertaste. Alcohol is barely present but just paert of the aftertaste.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very deep red--almost black--with a large tan head. Excellent molasses, caramel, and nut aroma, with a touch of herbal hoppiness that blends perfectly. There’s some spice in there, as well; I almost want to say nutmeg. Classic porter flavor--chocolate, caramel, molasses--with a little alcohol bite at the end to remind you that this is Baltic. None of the flavors are overdone, and it’s not overly roasty. Damn fine beer.