kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2007
25 oz bottle, via Hopdog. Pours a clear mahogany brown with chestnut highlights under a smallish tight bubbled brown head that fell to a thin covering. Nose is huge chocolate and caramel with hints of smoke, cocoa powder, roast, coffee, licorice, and light yeast. A light bourbon like note as well that I suppose is just alcohol. Flavor is very chocolaty with lots of cocoa powder, especially on the finish. Not a whole lot of caramel, but there is some caramel like sweetness on the finish. No alcohol flavor at all, and a little bit of a tobacco note came out as it warmed. The mouthfeel is very smooth and velvety in texture. Nice soft fine carbonation. This beer coud easily pass for dessert. Maybe not the most stylisticlly faithful Baltic Porter, but this was a pleasure to drink. WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2007
I know that Porter is just a cousin to a stout, but I find the stouts so much more intense and complex. Dark brownto black, nose of dark malts and chocolate. Taste of dark malts and chocolate, some sourness, some bitterness. But there are much more interesting Baltic Porters or their cousins Imperial Russian Stouts. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Unlabelled 750ml corked and caged bottle courtesy of hopdog. After about 10 minutes of trying, I was finally able to get the cork out of the bottle. As the contents were poured into the glass, a dark brown beer with a generous tan head revealed itself. Aromas of bubblegum, chocolate and some vegatal qualities initially dominated before giving way to some subtle mocha and brown sugar. Tastes of chocolate (both dark and cocoa), and some vanilla. As the beer warms, the chocolate becomes even more pronounced and some booziness creeps in. Mouthfeel is robust and full. Finish is of bitter cooking cacao. One really needs to like chocolate to like this one (which fortunately I do). Some underlying coffee and well hidden earthy hops reveal themselves as the glass empties. A very interesting beer, but not typical of a Baltic Porter. JFGrind (2074) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2006
This black medium bodied Baltic porter had a strong chocolate malt complimented by vanilla and a slight roasted flavor. It has the classic Baltic Porter strong malt flavor. hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Tasted from 750ml reserve bottle at the Iron Hill in North Wales. Poured a dark black color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of vanilla, lactose, chocolate, and roasted malts. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and roast. Smooth body.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2006
Appears a black color with a small tan head. Streaky lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of vanilla cream, cocoa, and roasted nuts.
Taste is of a yeasty blend of cocoa, nuts, and vanilla ice cream topped with some cocoa and coffee powders.
Mouthfeel is smooth with the yeasty body and cocoa clinging to the palate. axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2006
cask in West Chester. Poured a dark red/brown color with a foamy beige head. Sweet mocha cappuchino aroma. Flavors are a lot of chocolate, some roasted malts, nuts, and a mild hop/alcohol finish. egajdzis (6830) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Cask @ West Chester... Poured a dark brown / reddish color with a medium sized, tan, creamy head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, smoke, nuts, roasted malts, mocha, and alcohol. Taste of rich milk chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, nuts, vanilla cream, and light alcohol in the finish. Creamy, but thin mouthfeel. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2005
West Chester. Dark black/brown pour with minimal tan head and aroma of chocoff, roast malt, some molasses. Tastes roasty malty, with some chocolate syrup, coffee, and hops in the finish. Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2005
West Chester branch. On cask. Black pour, with a thin tan head. Mostly bitter chocolate; nice light palate. I’m really starting to enjoy Baltic porters.