bpreo (3011) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2010
I didn’t realize this came in three different versions, 7%, 8%, and 9%. I had the 9% bottle, pure good luck. AaronDaniel (53) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Wow. caramel, sweet malt, chocolate, molasses- The high alcohol is completely masked by the sweet satisfying flavor. This is a great drinking porter! Don’t let the price fool you! This is inexpensive excellence. And, a FULL PINT of easy drinking 9.4 ABV for a little over a buck and a half is really a "no-brainer". loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Deep, dark chestnut color (bordering on black) with ruby highlights, and a medium begie head. The aroma burst out with tons of licorice (I likes, I likes), sugar, molasses, cinnamon, and a fruity character (plums mainly.) The flavor was very sweet with molasses, licorice, coffee, milk chocolate, tart fruits, and a gentle earthiness. The feel was rather syrupy (nice!) and coating...wet finish. Wonderful porter! Why isn’t this a 100 percentile beer? keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2007
One of the best beers I’ve ever had, thus far. Smooth, rich chocolate aroma. Flavor was more sweet goodness. My friend commented that "it tastes like someone poured caramel corn all over beer!". The facet of this porter that separated from other porters that I’ve had was the 9.4%. With such a finely made beer, the alcohol was wonderfully hidden. Wowie zowie is the best way to express my love of this beer. mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Almost opaque black, copper hues on edges, with thick tan head. Sweet on the nose with roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Thick chewy mouthfeel.
Sweet and light at first, then roasted malt hits with a coffe bitterness that is obvious but very mellow and understated. A little sharpness of coffee leaves a nice aftertaste on the whole of the tongue. 9.4% is very well hidden. What a great porter.
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Dark brown with a tan head. Pretty good porter taste and at 9.4% alcohol it is definitely "THA BOWSE" drpimento (3814) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2011
One of the best of the Baltics! Poured this one at a good temperature and with a nice sized, thick, foamy, tan head that settled down after a bit and some lace. Color is a very dark, but clear brown red. Aroma is roast, malt, cocoa, hints of licorice and molasses. Flavor’s very similar to nose, with slight sweetness up front, a little tang from carbonics and bitterness from malts, yeast. Excellent full mouth and perfect carbonation. Finsih is like flavor, no off notes, and fairly long and slight alcohol warming. Great Porter Beer! ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Poured from a 16.9 OZ bottle into a pint glass. the bottle cap is all gloss black. the appearance is like a dark coffee color. The aroma is full of malt with a big dose of black licorice. The taste is like the aroma and the alcohol is very well hidden. Overall, an really outstanding Baltic Porter. This is becoming a very sought after style by me. Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2003
Mmm... I'm impressed! The whole atmosphere about this beer is warm and welcoming. I feel at home right away. Creamy, chocolaty, intense, smooth, soothing, refreshing, there are many adjectives that come to mind. A rich - total drink. More! blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2007
For the price this is a great beer.
This is a heavy hitter at 9.4%. Upon sipping this magnificent porter I was astonished by how well the alcohol was hidden. I would have guessed that this beer is around 6% if not for the label clearly stating the ABV. As others have stated, this beer does have a red hue to it. It looks very promising sitting in my tulip glass. The taste is a bit sweet for my liking but very palatable at the same time. This is a porter all beer geeks should try at least once. Keep in mind that I am rating this not only based on overall enjoyment but price.