bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Poured from bottle into Flat Earth Pint glass.
Exceedingly dark black-like ruby with a creamy tan head.
Aroma of mild roasted malts, dark chocolate, spicy hops and caramel.
Very chocolaty with a nice roasted malt character. Secondary notes of caramel, brown sugar and a very light spicy bitterness at the end. The beer sweetens just slightly as it warms.
Moderate carbonation, with a very smooth clean and almost creamy lager body.
Overall, a highly drinkable roasted lager. While my limited Baltic Porter experience tells me that this beer should be bigger in terms of both body and abv (this is only 5.8%), it is hard to complain when the results are so good.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Deep amber color with a creamy tan head. Strong aroma And flavor of roasted dark chocolate. Taste is relatively sweet but this porter slightly resembles a dry stout with it’s bitter finish. Get it while you can. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small beige head. The aroma was sweetish, malty and had a vanilla presence. The flavor was malted milk, vanilla, chocolate and caramel with sweet toasty malts underneath. The finish was long with malted milk, chocolate and vanilla lingering. Silky smooth and fairly full bodied. Well done. benfergy (248) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 10, 2010
The Snowstorm 09 (porter) is very darkly brown/black, and the head is minimal and frothy. The aroma has a very firm malt, similar to coffee. I also notice some herbal & citrus hops. The taste is a medium sweetness, no sourness and no bitterness. Great! The palate is very smooth as well. I am very pleased by this beer! Too bad that it’s a limited edition beer; I think it’s the best beer that Schell has produced, so I’ll pay attention to see if they make any more porters. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2017
From notes: pours a dark brown color with tan colored head. Roasted malt, caramel, coffee, and a chocolate sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with roast and cocoa, with some sweetness.
undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Didn’t take notes but this Is one of my favorite snowstorms. Very easy drinking. Smooth with some chocolate. Alopex (56) - Crystal, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2009
My first baltic porter so I don’t know if it’s true to style, but it’s a very good brew. Definately better as it warms and more flavors come out. fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a medium-dark brown head. Aroma could be a little stronger but is a pleasant mix of roast malts. Taste is of bittersweet coffee. Very thick and creamy as a baltic porter usually is. Excellent beer. BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2010
rock solid roasted malts on the aroma. The flavor is sweet with hints of smoked meats in the roasted malts. This is the heaviest baltic porter I can remember. THe snowstorm continues to impress. badgerben (5170) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Dark ruby/brown color with a large head. Grainy aroma, a bit of roast and a light charred wood note. Fairly roasty taste. Lots’s of sweet, Munichy malt. More of that ashy character. Very light anise. Some choclate as it approaches cellar temp. Not bad at all.