smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2003
Draft Only: very dark, yet somehow you can still see through it. Almost a touch of purple when looking through. Complex flavor and just a hint of smokiness. In my opinion it is their best work to date. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 13, 2004
A World Class beer in my opinion. Poured dark brown with a full tan head. Malty and lightly roasty with an excellent flavor. Very good. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Pours a rich, oily blackish brown with a dense tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel and roasted malts with some molasses and dark fruits. Body starts rich and sugary sweet with good malty complexity and a nice balance of lager yeast. Very smooth, despite its viscosity, and it hides its alcohol quite well. An excellent baltic porter! raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Draft and Growler:Thick,maple syrup,colored liquid with a good,tan,head. Bubbles struggle to the top.Aroma is very chocolatey,caramel,vanilla,and just slight alcohol,in the end.Very soft,thick,velvet-like mouthfeel.Flavors are slick chocolate,vanilla,caramel,and the finish is lightly herbal hops,remaining sweet.More porterish than almost any porters I've had.This is the real deal and is a very classy Baltic Porter.Puts most American versions to shame. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Gravity Head 2004/NABC: Deep brown hue with ruby highlights that produces a small thick tan head and very good lace. The aroma is heavy caramel and burnt malts, mocha and molasses, slightly piney and aromatic hops, apple and currents, dirty yeast esters. The taste starts with a heavy bittersweet mocha and tart fruity nature, big malts and acidic tones, well balanced for all that's is there. Nice smoky, vanilla, herbal, and nutty undertones. A thick, soft, and lush mouthfeel. The alcohol is well hidden. This is one ass kicking porter, I loved it, much more complex that most. YUMMY!
shrubber85 (11397) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Bottle. Dusty wood, chocolate malt, and bitter herb aroma. Very dark brown color with giant, explosive tan head. Sweet chocolate malt, wood, and moderately bitter herbal hops flavor. Very tasty. AndyW68 (1542) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Very good. Dark brown pout with light tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, chocolate and a little roast coffee. Taste follows aroma chickster (1) - Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2010 does not count
On tap at the Bank Street Brew House, this 10 oz pour was served chestnut in color with excellent head retention and a malty nose with a hint of noble hop in the aroma. The flavor, as already mentioned, is sweet with a chocolate and smoky taste, but the body is very balanced for the style. An excellent example of a Baltic porter - thumbs up. Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Draft at the New Albanian Public House. Pours thick, black, and opaque. Excellent nose, very complex, notes of condensed milk, cocoa, vanilla, and roasted malts. The flavor is sweet and perfectly exemplifies many of the aromas. Has a slight bitter, roasted finish. Extremely smooth and creamy mouth-feel. Very rich. One of the milkiest beers I’ve had, which combined with the sweet flavors works very well. This beer would pair perfectly with any vanilla or chocolate based dessert. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle pours deep amber to mahogany with thin tan head. The aroma offers up dark fruity sweetness and earthiness. The taste is much the same with a mix of caramel candy, prunes, cherries and dates. It quickly flows into earthiness that seems to bind together the experience just as a bit of booze tries in vain to pull this thing apart. Tasty Baltic Porter that is hitting all the right buttons.