begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very thick and creamy light brown head. Nice contrast with total black color. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and syurup. Thick palate. I have to say that the flavor is little bit disappointing after great appearance and decent aroma. Flavor is mild with roasted malts, bitterish and metal. No noticable aftertaste.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
07/12/07. Thanks to Eric (heemer77) for the sample. Black with a 1/2 finger beige head that fades to a ring. Aroma of roasted malts and sweet dark chocolatre. Flavor has some light roast, molasses, raisins, and is fairly sweet with low bitterness (two out of 10). Medium body with light carbonation. Very good baltic porter.
ako (166) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, brown intense head. Aroma is malty, as expected. Liquorice in flavor, decent hops, bitter finish. Feels much lighter than it seems. Not nearly as good as Koff Porter, but a solid brew.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate hoppy and licorice. Huge creamy and light brown head. Excellent lacing. Fully lasting longevity. Black body. Moderate bitter with a tast of licorice. Medium Palate.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours brown with a nice ruby red glint to if when held up to the light. Smells of roasted malt, chcocolate, some dark fruit, hints of licorice. Tastes sweet with some figs, chocolate, some peppery splashes, some lirocice and cloves. Very solid brew!
SaintMatty (7087) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2008 An excellent porter and by far and away the best beer in Saku’s portfolio in my view. The taste and aroma is very malty along with some caramel and cinnamon on the nose with a little bit of coffee. The taste is malty and very warming with coffee and a hint of plain chocolate! I just wish they produced this all year round as sometimes the supplies do not last the year!
estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark bottled beer. Malt aroma. Caramel sweet and malt flavor, can taste hops too. Great balance.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Name: Estonian Porter
dark ruby red, thin head, sweet carmel malt aroma with a touch of hops, rich malt flavor with carmel sweetness and a bit of chocolate, lingering hop bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
bierkoning (12814) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tbone_. Almost opague. Coffee, licorice and cinnamon in the aroma. Thinnish, but a nice roast flavor with cacao and coffee. Hint of licorice in the aftertaste. Fine Baltic porter.
after4ever (7729) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500. Thanks, TheWolf! Pours dark opaque black with a thick, sudsy, moussy tan head. No lace to speak of. Big sour milk chocolate nose. Dark fruit there, too, maybe plums. Big bubbly attack, with plenty of flavor and a nice, slightly oily body. Chocolate and dark fruit all over the place again on the mid-palate. Clingy, slightly sour and tannic finish. Aluminum and brown apples there? Maybe...a beer shipped in July could suffer that fate. Tasty but not a mind-blower.