bhensonb (15088) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Bomber from Belmont Station. Other than the hyperbole of an Atlantic run liner, the label is pretty spiffy. At least I hope so. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma of chocolate and dark fruit. Med body. Flavor is chocolate and dark fruit. Not particularly getting heat, but my head is screaming: booze. Not overly sweet like some of the style. The chocolate diminishes and the finish is lightly sweet with raisins and dates. Quite drinkable. To bring in a movie quote: "69 is divine." crossovert (12642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
69 hughuhuhguhugh. Its an american baltic porter, whcih essentially means it isnít balanced enough. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
22. thanks, clint! pours a jet black with no head, lace, or visible carb. big toasty spicy coffee nose. creamy medium body with subdued carb. coffee, roast, campfire, and toast on the mid palate. long roasty finish. delicious addictive beer. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Thanks to Brandon for the bomber! Poured translucent, medium-dark brown with a tighter-bubbled beige head. The aroma picked up lots and lots of sugars.. mostly caramel and molasses with a lighter roast to it.. vanilla and light buttery notes too.. just a hint of sourness present.. entirely pleasant, but underwhelming for a Baltic porter. The flavor did the same thing.. sweet, buttery chocolate and caramel notes at the core with light coffee bitterness and roast surrounding.. lightly sour coffee notes and a splash of alcohol warmth on the mostly sweet finish.. not that complex, but candied and tasty. Medium-bodied and sweet as mentioned on the palate.. the splashes of sourness and roast worked well.. OK and very drinkable, but I was hoping for more. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle:   Just about black in color, moderate to large frothy light biege head, spotty lacing.   Sweet
roasted malt nose, very smidgen of soy, peat, and campfire.   Straight forward lightly roasted malts, sweet
lactose, and some peat/campfire on the tongue.   Not a heavy example, but a little different from most porters.
Luckily it has a decent malt base, and isnít overly hoppy.   One of my biggest gripes about the style,
overly hopped without enough malts.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   More soy as it warms.   Has a bit
of dark bittersweet chocolate as well.   Fairly tasty and robust.   Not over the top, not real complex, a
little simple, but smooth and fairly flavorful.   Could stand to be a bit heavier to compete with others, but as
is its fairly tasty.   Clean, just needs more complexity and body.
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Courtesy of 5000 via traderiversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Bottle: The aroma consists of cocoa, light vanilla, and a hint of smoke. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights and a one finger khaki head with decent retention. The flavor starts with moderate cocoa and a touch of caramel. The finish has moderate vanilla and just a hint of roast. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, itís seems more like a vanilla Porter than Baltic Porter. Regardless, itís pretty tasty.
Wonderful sweet roasty coffee nose with some chocolate as well. A great smelling beer. Black with no head or legs. Coffee and chocolate, roasted and some patent malts. A hint of dark fruit. Earthy roasty dry coffee finish. Clean with a hint of alcohol. Really good. jgb9348 (6192) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Deep dark brown body with a touch of an oily tan head that fades fast. Aroma of raisins, pit fruits, alcohol, oak and a lot of malty depth. Medium-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavours with hints of caramel and toffee, but a strong alcohol and pit fruit flavour persists throughout. Aftertaste shows a relatively strong pit fruit and caramelised sugar flavour with a hint of the malt and earth, but this one shys away from most of that. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 29-April-2013 for US$6.02 sampled at home in Washington on 14-June-2013. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
In short: A very sweet and somewhat chocolaty big black beer.nickd717 (4645) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 21, 2010
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed with some months of age on it, bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt.
The look: Dark brown almost black body topped by a small tan head.
In long: Nose is chocolate chips cookies and vanilla. In mouth the beer has a medium to full body, lots of small bubbles, a texture that is somewhat creamy but also crunchy at the same time. Taste is on the sweet side. Chocolate cookies, burnt sugars, vanilla extract, crusty brownies, earthy coffee. Overall a much stronger sweetness sensation than I like to get from a mere 7.7% brew. I guess I like Baltic Porters that taste like North-American Stouts, not the case here, this one tastes the way a naturally sweet Baltic Porter should taste like, decent but just not my type of beer. No only am I immature and find this beer name funny but Iím so immature that Iím afraid when I turn 69 I will giggle for an entire year.
Bomber shared by Arbitrator at a tasting.
Pours darkest brown with a small tan head and good lacing.
Aroma is roast, dark chocolate, and coffee. Very nice and roasty.
Flavor is excellent. Seems like a coffee beer - huge coffee flavor. Dark chocolate, roast, and lots of earth as well.
Fairly thin on the palate with drying roastiness.
Drinkable and very tasty. Thanks, Arby.