fletchfighters (1604) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2016 thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got to try this one at the brewpub at the release party. One of the first three glasses poured off the keg. Served from tap into a Foothills fat pilsner (at least how I would describe it). Pours a deep dark brown basically black with a one finger light tan head that lingers throughout. Maintains phenomanial lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of malt, subtle fruit, oatmeal, and a very slight hop hint. The flavor was of oatmeal, malt, dark fruit, and a hint of alcohol upon warming up to room temperature. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation, almost a creamy texture as it goes down. Overall this was quite an excellent brew. Had a very smooth and creamy feel to it that made it go down oh-so easy. The appearance on this one was quite good. While the aroma was quite complex it lacked some intensity to it, but was still nice. However, the flavor totally made up for the lack of aroma intensity. This is a definite must try for sure.
650 ML bottle
Murky sort of dark black but not all the way black color, hints of ruby. Light tan head, falls to a thick collar. Good strips of lacing. Looks good in glass.
Nose is chocolate, tobacco, dark bitter fruits, roasted malt, some ash and tire. very earthy nose with touches of fruit.
taste is earthy chocolate, coffee, wood, earth, apple, red cherry but not sour cherry. Very smooth for all that is going on with the beer. Well hidden alcohol. Easy to drink. Love to have another. Cybercat (6342) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Pours coffee sable with a nice light tan head. Strong aroma presents roast malt, molasses, even fruity tones. Smoky roast malt, molasses and coffee tones comprise the pleasing flavor, along with a subtle fruity note. Mouthfeel features good, firm body and fizz. Get your Baltic on! nearbeer (5669) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2015
650 ml. Deep ebony body has a glint of ruby and a thin film of cream on top. Nose is toffee, chocolate, apple, and touches of coffee and dried grass. Tastes of semi-sweet chocolate, molasses, dry grass and some light notes of sourish orange and apple. Long finish of espresso, raisin and dry cocoa. Medium-plus body has smooth medium carbonation and a easy drinking balance with no hint of the 9%. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2015
22oz bottle, thanks to whomever shared this! Dark brown, near-black color. Thin off-white kind of khaki bubbly head. Dots and bits of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of chewy, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Great dark chocolate, cocoa nibs. Light to moderate roast, mild coffee. Moderate sweet-plus taste, moderate bitter. A very solid assertive roasty baltic porter. weihenweizen (4210) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a snifter. Dark brown with off-white head. Aroma is rich chocolate, medium body, medium/light carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is chocolate, smoke, roasted malt, some herbal hops, and some ash. Good beer, alcohol is well covered, and would have been one of the best I had have if no ash.
malrubius (3088) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 2, 2014
From old tasting notes - Dark brown with ring. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Nice toasted nutty coffee and chocolate. Nice soft palate. Excellent. LiMuBai (227) - - SEP 29, 2014
Malty aroma, pours a deep ebony with a thin brown head. Malty taste with hints of alcohol. Travlr (26430) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Very dark maroon color, thick tan head with good lacing and retention. Aroma of earthy but sweet cocoa powder. Taste is smooth milk chocolate, coffee. Nice. orangesol (1022) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
I brought this one to our Stout Day party.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2014
A - Pours extremely dark brown with a nice one finger tall off white head leaving small streaks of lace down the glass.
S - This one is fairly roasty with hints of coffee and chocolate. It has a tiny bit of mineral flavor as well. The smokey charred wood aroma mixes well with the dark roast.
T - Starts off with some slightly sweet dark roast quickly giving way to a mix of coffee grounds, dark chocolate, and charred wood. The finish is a mix of dark roast and light smoke, lingering on the pallet for some time. The smooth feel really helps this one out, helping to bring all the flavors together.
M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, roasty, feel throughout. Very little booze flavor in this one.
O - I really enjoyed this one. It had plenty of flavor and was easy to drink. One of the better baltic porters I have had recently. I didn’t detect a lot of alcohol in this one, I think the year in the cellar did this one some good.
Draft. Dark brown body with medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, faint alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, alcohol warming, light vinous. Medium-full body, some stickiness.