brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
A: Pours a very dark brown color with a nice off-white, perhaps khaki colored, head.
S: Nice and roasty with a bit of a coffee aroma to it as well as some dark chocolate. There may be some hints of dark fruits, like black cherries or currants. Touches of char and molasses are also present.
T: Similar things going on in terms of the flavor. Strong roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee. There’s a touch of creaminess to it that I wasn’t quite anticipating, but found enjoyable either way. The mild molasses character is there on the tongue and quite nice.
M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation and smooth feel on the tongue.
D: A really solid beer that was easy to drink and which I found enjoyable overall. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010 SuzyGreenberg (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Date: March 31, 2007
Source: Mellow Mushroom, Asheville
Appearance: black, lasting fine tan head, thick spidery lace
Aroma: rich dry dark chocolate aroma
Flavor: very dry and bitter dark chocolate flavor, a bit of a chalky character, lots of chocolate but needs some sweetness
Date: October 12, 2007
Score: 3.0 to 3.6
picking up more body and sweetness,
Date: August 27, 2010
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, sweet fruityness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice fruityness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
bomber; clear dark brown with trace off-white head; stale coffee, sweet coffee, charred malt, light sweetness; smells pretty damn good; body is very thin with clean mouthfeel and fresh brown sugar mixed light stale fruit and roasted malt; mild twang in the finish; a little thin for my tastes; similar to my impressions of the nearby Duck Rabbit Baltic Porter, though its been a long time since I’ve had that BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle shared by someone at Oakquinox. Pours with a near black body and a small tan head. Aromas of raisins, tobacco, dark fruit and a bit earthy. Flavors are dark fruits, earthy, tobacco, lightly vinous and estery. Creamy, medium bubbles. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2011
bottle at Max and Jess’s place - dark black pour with reddish highlights. Roasted malts and chocolate, faint alcohol and vanilla. Coffee roast with a dry bitterness. Bit hot at the finish with some carbonic notes.
Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle shared by Lunch at my place last weekend. Thanks Paul!
A: This beer has a near black body (it’s on the darkest side of brown or perhaps a light black). It appears dark brown at the summit when held to the light. There is about an inch of head that leaves small traces of lacing on the glass.
S: Roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits, alcohol.
T: A good tasting beer. Perhaps my expectations were too lofty, having tried Sexual Chocolate and Barrel-Aged Sexual Chocolate earlier that evening. It’s basically a good brew, but not terribly exciting or flavorful. Notes of dark fruit soaked in alcohol, roasted malts, and chocolate comprise the bulk of the flavors.
M: Medium - thick bodied with an appropriate level of carbonation. There’s a warming alcohol presence in the finish.
D: A decent example of the style, though not stellar. I’d be curious to have this again, as no one that tried this that night was particularly impressed. shigadeyo (3817) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2015
August 13, 2005
6/07/2011: Foothills Baltic Porter... Aroma: Dark chocolate; roasty; cherry-like sourness. Appearance: Deep brown; dark beige head. Flavor: Belgian chocolate, medium roast coffee notes; red wine middle, dry roasted malt, mocha/cocoa, and chocolate finish; balanced bitterness; alcohol completely hidden. Palate: Medium-full body; smooth and mellow. Overall: Really flavorful and easy to drink.
1 Pt 6 fl oz bottle (Alc 9% by Vol., SRM 40.6, IBU 51.7) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #132 for this beer.
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. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Bomber from August 2010, consumed relatively fresh in October 2010. Black at first glance, closer inspection reveals a clear but dark mahogany body with glints of violet and mauve. An initially fizzy head of dark khaki to mocha colored foam is quick to recede, leaving no lace, and nothing but a pencil lead thin ring around the edge. The nose is pretty standard Baltic Porter fare, combining robust chocolate malt roast, creamy caramel, and hints of coffee with fruitler elements of figs, raisins, and maybe some chocolate covered raspberries. Toasted walnuts emerge, along with perhaps some hazelnuts and dark, mildly spiced rum. Flavors again tow the line between roasty and sweet. Toasted caramel and dry chocolate receive an infusion of hazelnut liquor, crusty bread, and some surprisingly potent, biting, earthy hops. Brown sugar and spicy nutmeg come through on the lengthy finish. The palate is noticeably thinner than that of other Baltics I’ve tried, but it still shows decent substance. Intensely lively carbonation needles the tongue aggressively, ushering in a dry, almost parching finish with some dry residual sugars. Overall, it’s a pretty decent brew, but there are some noticeable flaws that keep this out of the top tier of the genre. Cavie (4874) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle courtesy exiled. Pours a clear dark red color with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee, caramel, dark chocolate and heavy malts. Flavor is dry chocolate with heavy roast and dark Malts. Finishes slightly sweet and malty.