beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Very easy to drink. A true Baltic. Not some amped up oddity. Tobacco and smoked notes. No coffee or chocolate at all. Really nice and smooth. 3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 2011 bottle. dark brown with a small tan head, short retention. coffee, mild roast, powdered milk, light soy sauce and ink character. medium light body, mildly sweet with low bitterness. charred cracker malt is soft and silky, carbonation just as soft. mild fruity esters impart a welcome berry and brandy character with the chocolate and roast. well-done, and thankfully kept under 7%. douglas88 (9797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bomber from Belmont. Pours a deep brown color almost black with a small brown head. A sweet nose with toasted malts, caramel and some metal. The flavor is more sweet toffee, caramel, almost something akin to sweet candied fruit, dry toasted malts, chocolate. Pretty light but good. joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 18, 2015
22 oz. bottle. It pours a dark brown color with a small light tan head. The aroma is sweet caramel apple, plum, cocoa powder and roasted malt. The flavor is more fruity with rich figgy raisin bread, black cherry cola, hints of roasted malt and black currant-like bitterness in the finish. Mildly acidic with lower than normal carbonation and a medium body. After finishing the bottle, I was glad this was on the lower end of the ABV spectrum. Pretty tasty and very drinkable. marcus (10890) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle from Berkeley Bowl West. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a chewy dark molasses flavor that is a little smoky with a thick slightly bitter finish. Very tasty but a lttle light on the body.
raphael (1303) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2015
On tap at belmont station.Poured in a nice cylindrical glass and just looked gorgeous, the dark brown red and dark tan head, aromas of toffee, sawdust, dark chocolate. flavors of roast malt, brown sugar & alcohol.
very smooth, as is the natures of porters, which are not my faves. sweet finish. bvc (1244) - Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2011
22oz capped bottle from Belmont. Pours a very dark black with a brown tint and a tight small light tan head. Nose is very light and balanced, but the main aromas are roasty chocolate malt, hints of nutty coffee and light milky sweetness...stylistic. Nice tight carb and medium almost creamy feel. Favor has a nice balance of roasty coffee and chocolate to the malt along with a caramel sweetness and some nutty undertones. Maybe a bit heavy on the caramel/toffee sweetness, otherwise tasty and easy drinking. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
A: This one pours a very dark amber color, sort of a brownish copper, with a khaki colored head.
S: Very heavy on the toffee, with a real nuttiness about the beer. Quite creamy and toasty with just a hint of roasted malt. Maybe a touch of chocolate, brown sugar, and molasses.
T: Nicely toasty with plenty of caramelized sugar flavor and solid toffee. A hint of coffee as well as minimal roasted malt flavor. Intensely nutty with a solid creaminess that is prevalent throughout the time I drank my glass of this. Just an ever so slight bitterness.
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: Very different from other Baltic Porters that I’ve had. Not a ton of roast, but really quite enjoyable. boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle... Poured deep brown with hints of red and a khaki head. Nose had some toastiness. A light floralness, toasty and roasted malt, nutty, caramel, coffee, chocolate, and a hint of clean, smooth yeast towards the finish. pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2012
From 22 ounce bottle. A light porter with definite toffee and dark chocolate notes with a smooth finish.