marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Very Good Porter. Deep blackish brown with a brown head. Strong malty aroma. Flavor is lightly sweet initially with strong bitter finish with an acidic citrusy quality. Good thick body, solid. No complaints. Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Nice deep brown body with a tan head. Good body and taste, caramel with chocolates ending in coffee. Very nice overall. AndrewC (376) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2006
A lovely copper cream coloured head with a rich cherry smell. Soft, creamy, mouth feel with a sweet cherry flavour quickly followed by rich burnt coffee flavours. A warm alcholic burnt coffee finish. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2006
12oz. Bottle: Smells of alcohol, caramel, malt, roast, choclate and mocha. Poured black and opaque. Creamy, dark brown head did not last. Excellent lacing. Flavors of dark choclate, mocha and roast dominate. You can really taste the black and choclate malts. Medium sweet and lightly bitter. Full body. Average carbonation. Long, roasty-choclate finish. Good, but a little too sweet. Could be a little better balanced. LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a dark rich brown color with minimal tan head which dissipates to bubbles around edges of glass. Aroma is of rich malt, chocolate, cherry and alcohol. Fizzy on the tongue. Oily texture. Taste is of rich malt and moderate hops bitterness, alcohol, chocolate, caramel and some sour notes.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Bottle: Pours a dark-chocloate brown with a thin tan head, chocolate, cherries, coffee, caramel, and sweet malts in the aroma, starts and ends lightly bitter with hops shining through, oily,slick mouthfeel with a nice alcohol burn at the end. Watch out, we are entering bat country. Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2006
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 Black with creamy tan head(stayed to the last sip) The aroma is of coffee, hops and dark chocolates. Complex taste of roasted malts,coffee ,hops,and chocolate. Fizzy mouthful. This is a very hoppy baltic porter. Tastes like an IPA mixed with an imperial stout. The alcohol is well hidden,although my wife said I smelled like liquor. Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 30, 2006
12 oz bottle marked "VINTAGE 06A". Dark, dark, sable - just shy of black. Big brown head, tons of thick brown lace. Reading other ratings, about 6 months of age must have really knocked the hops down on this, because they are only slightly detectable in the nose, a mild resinous pine. Mostly chocolate scents remain, touches of charcoal. Flavor is mildly sweet, milk chocolate, light cinnamon notes, hints of charcoal, coffee and dark fruit. Thick body, very full mouth, mildly creamy. Mildly bitter finish, more chocolate. Very enjoyable. DeppityBob (28) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Fabulous. Just fabulous. Bitter chocolate, complex malt, smooth and complex. jb (3255) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Bought this on a whim dropping my son off for college in Columbus. What a nice whim. Appearance couldn’t be any better. Dark beer, but with prominent reddish highlights. Thick thick foam with a homemade look and feel. Chocolate, and a strong hop aroma are what I get in the nose. Very sweet chocolate malt taste luckily balanced by a nice amount of hops in the body. Great stuff.