dmac (6429) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2008
22oz bomber purchased at Spirits RB. Pours a deep dark ruby red aound the outer most edges with a solid brown center mass and a fizzy slightly off white head. Aroma became drastically sweeter as the beer warmed but initially there were notes of espresso beans, chocolate and floral notes. Thin bodied with fizzy carbonation which was slightly distracting and not what I was hoping for. Flavor of chocolate, espresso, a slight fruitiness yet a hop bitter finish. Very appropriate that I was sipping a Victory as i watched Ricard Almeida go on to a first round submission victory in his UFC re-debut. SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 2, 2008
black with a small brown head. aroma of roasted malts and coffee with some dark fruits. flavor is bitter coffee, chocolate, plum, cherry. medium bodied. very nice fruit and dark roast blend. pretty good. jrob21 (3772) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Big creamy tasting off white head. Nice roasted malt aromas and flavors that kick this porter up a notch. Get you some caramel in this one. The finish has a faint fruity hop bitterness that I did not expect but am pleasantly surprised by. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2008
22 oz Bottle. Very dark brown in color with a tan head. Aroma is malty with coffee, and light fruity esters. Taste: Coffee/light roast up front, with some fruity esters, lighty yeasty with some bread. Medium bodied, and light to moderate amount of sweetness with a moderate bitterness in the finish. Good, but I think I might like the original better. Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2008
This is a delicious example of the style and I hope Victory continues to brew it. Nice and smooth with a great overall profile. Recommended.
Hangover (1141) - oxford, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Very dark brown with a lasting tan head. Coffee and nutty aroma with hints of chocolate and dark fruit. High carbonation, medium bodied. Taste has a nice roasty character with coffee, caramel, cherry, citrus hops. Lingering coffee finish which is pretty bitter. No hint of alcohol. DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Deep, rich, full flavored stout/porter. Has a interesting mouthfeel, smooth and silky, but robust and somewhat chewy. Rich stout flavors, but not much chocolate. Actually I found the lack of noticeable chocolate undertones aI nice mark of distinction.
I have never had a "Baltic porter" before, but I must say it is really a accomplishment for any palate to notice the difference between this style and the imperial style. Regardless of labeling - what we have here is a great beer. It was worth the wait! jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Pours deep mahogany brown with a thick beige head. Aromas of roasted coffee, some sweet creamy malts, and a bit of smokiness, but overall a bit subdued. Flavors of sweetened coffee and anise right up front, with a bit of molasses and slight notes of caramel and dark bitter chocolate coming through mid-palate. Slightly fruity throughout, and lightly alcoholic towards the finish. Palate is medium, a bit sticky, and slightly alcoholic. ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 30, 2008
I would go out of my way to drink this again - ESPECIALLY if on tap at the Brick Store in Decatlanta, GA. Great dark, roasted coffee quality, some very dry chocolate notes - but absolutely purged of sweetness. Very relaxing. Moderately smoky. dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2008
22oz, Best by Dec 31 08. Fluffy white head on top of a black body that has ruby edges. Aroma seems a bit subdued, I get mostly sweet malt. Body is similar with licorice, sweet malt, caramel, toffee and a bit of alcohol on the finish. Awesome carbonation and a thinner body makes this ridiculously drinkable. A bit sticky. Very interesting.