cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I believe this is the best porter I’ve had. Looks awesome coming out of the gate, with a nice creamy head. Aroma had hints of caramel. Taste of sweet roasted malts with caramel. Very drinkeable on a cold winter day. Also a beer that makes you yearn for a small pub atmosphere. Noticeable carbonation.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice porter at a reasonable price. Aroma is very hoppy with a strong burnt odor. Appearance is dark brown with a thick frothy head. Mouthfeel and flavor are very smooth and burnt. Overall an excellent brew
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
my dad gifted a bottle of this to me a few months ago before i began rating and i wanted to just try it again because i remember it being really exceptional... bottle- pours slick black with a nice tan head leaving behind wonderful lacing... a nutty aroma, some fruits roasted malts, a hint of alcohol, and chocolate. tastes quite good, very rich, chocolate malts, mixed with an oaky wood flavor, and alcohol warming occurs more delayed than usual in the throat. has a salty character to it, and great hop bitterness hint of nuts as well. a classic porter.
1FastSTi (3346) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Via Chuck. The beer pours to a dark cola body with a tan head. The aroma is prunes and plums with some roasty black malt. The flavor is roasty black malt, interesting dark fruit components. Nice "spicy" palate. Lively carbonation and a body that has a good texture.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2008 Bottle shared by Chuck. Black body under a tan head. Tangy, malty aroma - anise and char over marshmallow fluff sweetness. Great flavor - big thick chocolaty, caramel flavor with bitter hops and roast on top. A great B. Porter that doesn’t seem like they’ve cheaped out on the malts.
July ’08 - had a bottle in Poland and it was mighty tasty, still a high-quality assertive beer.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour w/ a nice tan thick head w/ some good lacing. Nice roasted malt and chocolate aroma lots of sweet dark chocolates a hint of plum and touches of alcohol. Palate is nice thick well coated and lightly creamy. Flavor is very nice... very mellow almost riding the line of sweet stout and porter.. a ton of roasty malts, lots of dark chocolates and sweet lactose notes some real light plum. Very nice.. I am enjoying this guy.. and am I the only one who thinks baltic porters tend to be like imperial porters.. they always seem to be bigger and better :)
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black with a very thick tan head. Very creamy looking. Semi- modest odors in this one. Dark malts, chocolate, and slight smoke are detected in the nose. Pretty sweet for a porter. Dark fruit is present, which I was not expecting. More up front, but turns into chocolate and roasted malts towards the finish and in the aftertaste. I like the complexity in this beer. Its different, than alot of porters Ive had.
kopher (593) - New York, USA - FEB 6, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown with dark dark froth. Aroma is mostly malt. Strong alcohol, dark fruit, and malt flavor. Bittersweet. Full-bodied but not too syrupy. more dry like a stout. A bit flat. Very nice lingering bitter finish.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a bit of red and a dark tan head. Earthy/toffee aroma with some chocolate and sweetness. Caramel/toffee flavor with some earthiness, slight roast, and some backing bitterness. LIngering caramel and darker malts. Medium body.
bhensonb (12760) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of dark malt and a little dark fruit. Dark brown color transmits some ruby notes, and the tan head is vigorous and lasting. Starts with a dark fruit quickly followed by carbonation and then very strong toasted malt. The malt tends to compete with the hop. Interesting stuff.