LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - SEP 21, 2007
Una strana porter ceca che ho assaggiato al banco della Bohemia Regent (che siano "imparentate" in qualche modo?); aspetto spettacolare, aroma caffè liquoroso, sapore decisamente più "blando" che si stempera un po’ nel corpo leggermente acquoso per lo stile. Comunque una bella scoperta. Furseth (2159) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Bottle. Black colur, with a nice creamy head. Aroma of burned coffee beans, and dark choclate, som liqoure is there too, btween all the nice maltyness.
Flavor is almost the same, nice salt lakris mouth feeling, and a well hidden alc. Medium to full body. Nice medium sweet,coffee finish. Werry nice. My first Czech Porter! Icommonsewer (125) - TUCSON, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2007
this porter is a bit too sweet even for Baltic style. The flavor reminded my wife and I of drinking a Rum & Coke but with a slight metallic bite... the redeeming quality is the roasted nose KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2007
Fairly light considering the alcohol content. I bought this in Finland, and I imagine that the flavour of sligtly salty liquorice goes well there. Something out of the ordinary. Nice. Defreni (3153) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2007
Flaske. Sødlig duft, som går igen i smagen. Ingen brændthed overhovedet. Farven er mørkebrun. En udemærket oplevelse.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Thanks mgumby10. Chocolate malts on the nose, some roasty aromas. Pours dark brown. There was some age on the bottle we shared, atleast it tasted like it. It seemed mellow for a baltic porter, seemed more english to me. A lot of chocolate malts, some roasted flavors. mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Pours a very dark brown with a small off brown head. Smells of some chocolate, dark malts, a little roast. The taste had some of the same in it, but had a little tartness to it which I’m not sure was supposed to be there. I think it was getting a little old to be honest. Still had some decent chocolate and dark malt flavors to it. The aftertaste was pretty long actually, just seemed like it was on the way out is all. jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Bottled on my visit to Prague. Dark and pretty sweet - fairly dry and balanced finish. Didn’t taste too much like a porter to me - more like a dark and sweet barley wine/scotch ale. Nevertheless, for a $1 a bottle - and considering most of what around us were pilsners (not my fav) - I was all about this one. larsga (7508) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2007
Big light brown head. Deep dark red body, barely translucent. Light milky licorice aroma with meaty notes. Smoky, burnt licorice and cocoa taste with metallic notes. Milky mouthfeel. The alcohol strength is not noticeable. Warm, peppery licorice and cocoa aftertaste. Unusual. Strange. Not bad. (0.5l bottle. Possibly too old, though BB date is 30 November 2007.) FatPhil (15963) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 20, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2008 scores are a compromise between 2 ratings:
500ml bottle (Vltava, Helsinki)
Maltiness is way way too sweet in this one. Covers the alcohol very well though.
rerate of: (6-5-8-4-12=3.5)
This is a great beer because it _doesn’t_ assault you and punch you in the mouth!
Pours almost black, with a dark thick tight cappuccino head. Deeply roasted malt aroma, some sweetness, some gravy. Maybe the gravy is smokiness? Smooth milky initial palate, but burntness comes to the fore shortly afterwards. Rich , but again smooth, malty taste, pleasantly hopped, long burnt finish. Covers the 8% very well.