rauchbier (3882) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2008
Bottle, at ZBF 2006. Deep ruby red, thin but lasting beige head and moderate condition. Good burnt malt and melanoidin sweetness in the nose, excellent fruity sweet malt balanced by a roasted bitterness in the mouth and a gentle earthy roastiness and a hint of sweet butter in the finish.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Draught at Pivovarsky Klub, Prague. Very dark brown with a big tan head. Sweet and roasty aroma with coffee, cocoa, and some yeastiness that reminds me of a rochefort. The flavor has a lot of roast, is sweet but clean and not cloying. There is a yeasty, raisin, vanilla and toffee component that reminds me a lot of a belgian strong. Full, creamy palate with small bubbles. was very impressed overall with the complexities and the great Czech drinkability. MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2007
bottle from trade with Papsoe. Pours black with a two-finger tan head. You can hear the carbonation in this one! Retained it’s head for awhile, and some throughout the drinking, resulting in some lacing on the glass. Aroma is not what I was expecting from a porter. Of course I didn’t realize it was a baltic porter. It smelled like a pilsner with heavy malt. Flavor is like a pilsner/porter with malt and even bubblegum with no hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel was medium with carbonation, sticky yet had some bitterness in aftertaste. Not a bad brew. RSRIZZO (1986) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Had this beer on 12/20/2002 and was labeled as Porter Boom. Aroma is sweet with a raost scent. Color is a deep rich amber with mild carbonation and a thin head. Taste is light, crisp and raosted. Starting with a light body for a porter it goes down with a crisp feel. Finish is a nice roasted malt taste backed by a slightly sharp bitterness. its a bit mild for a porter, but not bad. The Boom line is good for a cheeper brew. Tranquillity (2252) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2007
Bottle. Strong malty, sweet aroma. Dark brown, thick beige head. Taste like... concentrated beer, mämmi! Weird. Might need a bit of water, it’s so sweet... Hmm.. dunno about this one yet.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2007
no BB date but it’s been here for at least a year...pours a dark reddish brown that can be seen through with a fluffy tan head. aroma is sweet dark dried fruits (black raisins, figs and maybe dates?), mild chocolate, some vanilla and woodiness. flavor is quite the same with some raisin bread doughiness and (not enough of) a light bitter acidity on the finish. the flavor of figs cooked in red wine and molasses lingers in the aftertaste for a while. medium bodied with a nice creaminess. a little one dimensional but decent enough. begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2007
500ml bottle. Light brown head. Pitch black. Roasted malts aroma with coffee. Palate is smooth. Flavour is roasted malts. Alcohol is well hidden. Aroma has traditional finnish rye pudding taste, but not that sweet. Well balanced. glennmastrange (2859) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Bottle. Heavy malt notes of cereal, postum and milk chocolate, light resin for the hops and a moderate yeast smell of dough, with maple syrup in the background. Head is creamy, off white, mostly diminishing and has fair lacing. Color is a hazy dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and finishes moderately sweet and lightly acidic. Palate is full, creamy/syrupy and has a lively carbonation. This tasted like the milk that’s left after a bowl of Coco Puffs. Periander (50) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Poured dark brown with little head. Caramel/toffee aroma. Taste was quite sweet with molasses caramel chocolate notes. Medium body and well hidden alcohol, some bitterness on the finish. Nice, but a bit cloying for my taste. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of tea, earthy, some roasty malt. Tastes of choclolate with hints of licorice. Decent, but lacking in malt character.