krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2009
500ml. color is dark brown black with ruby highlights. milk chocolate on the the nose with a mild lactic aroma, by that i mean a slight sourness is detected. sweet lightly roasted malt is also present. body is thinner than i anticipated but it does feel round on the tongue. the intermingling of chocolate and vanilla malt sweetness and mild sourness give it an almost barrel aged finish. a roasty malt flavor and mild but noticeable bitterness provide a fine conclusion. high alcohol goes unnoticed. reminds me more of a dopplebock but i see some porter elements to this brew. Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Deep brown color, slight head. Roasty toasty grain and a hint of pitted fruit. Tastes a lot like porridge, but delicious porridge. Hides the alcohol well. baggio (337) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2008
[email protected]NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Apperance: Very black with a nice brown lace. Beautiful.
Aroma: Raisins, Molasses, Bitter chocolate, Ripe fruit.
Flavor: Espresso, Ripe fruit, Chocolate, Roasted grain, Caramel.
Palate: Very smooth and quite thin liquid makes this an easy drink. Very little carbonation.
This brew is just dangerously drinkable for a 9.4% ABV porter. It’s been sitting in my beerpantry for about a year and it has improved quite a bit. It feels alot smoother now. I could easily have a few of these in one evening. Recommended!
The aroma was sweet fruity caramel coupled to a roasted and smokey character which housed chocolate and a moderate acidity. The aroma was fruity with some dark fruits of raisins and prunes. The beer poured into the glass crystal clear blackish brown with a ruby highlight and a short lived tannish head which traced a bit at the glass. The flavor was nicely smooth with chocolate and a bit of espresso coffee roast. The flavor was malty and smooth and never harsh or acidic on the palate. The dark fruits were presence, once again raisins and prunes. The finish ended fruity and dry with a lasting nice presence of chocolate and light roast into the aftertaste. The body was just above medium with a fairly low level of carbonation but a smoothness on the palate. A really nice Baltic with only a smidge of warming alcohol post consumption. 16.9 ounce bottle. Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Dark as night. Poured to medium head that stuck around. Aroma of caramel and licorice. In the begining it was lighter than expected and pretty much stuck to that. The alcohol is high and you feel it by the end of the pint.
hiphops (324) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2007
smells like raisins and heavy metal and molasse dark dark brown with a red tint. thin. taste eh. thin bubblee. taste of malt caramel roast a little thin some vanilla not all that bad. but like one dimensional. a burnt aftertaste and alcohol zip dominate the finish. Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Wow, at $1.64 this was a bargain, but I must admit I was a little weary in trying this one. A true baltic porter from Eastern Europe, they say, is the last remnant of what true English porters used to be back in the day. While that may, or may not, be the case - this beer may be reason enough why the style died out in the first place. In fact, I’m struck with the vision of a Polish homeless man stumbling around the streets drunk with this in his paper bag. Incredibly over the top cloying sweet and acrid. Obviously no advanced thought went into attempting to create a microbrewed beer with an artisan feel. Just an insane amount of simple sugar dumped into a beer to jack up the alcohol level with no thought given to adjusting the bitterness to compensate. Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Earthy, sulphury aroma with some plum and blackberry on top of a brownish black syrupy baltic porter with a smallish tan head.Flavor is sweet and coffee-ish with a roasted bordering on burnt caramel aftertaste. Some diacetyl and not really my thang.... dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Pours black with a medium tan head. Lots of legs and good retention. A looker! Smooth aroma of chocolate and slight coffee notes with roasty malts alcohol and sugar. Flavor is semi sweet chocolate with a slightly bitter finish and a nice alcohol burn. Big bag of yummy.
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Nearly black with a dark red tint on the sides. Large, bubbly head leaving lace. Aroma is roasty, with lots of malts, a hint of aniseed and light coffee. Flavor is bittersweet roasted malts, a little zesty from the alcohol but not strongly present. Leaves a pleasant aftertaste of roasted malts.