93 Amnesia Baltic Porter, Grumpy Troll Brewery (WI). 8.2% ABV (11/09) %{Brewpub}
Opaque brown black color. Aromas of molasses, prunes, dried apples and dark roasted chestnuts follow through on a big, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-full body with crème brûlée, malt vinegar and cocoa notes. Finishes with a long, chewy toffee, dried citrus, green peppercorn and grassy hop fade. A tasty, powerhouse of Baltic porter that hits all the high notes.

89 Baltika #6 Porter, Baltika Brewery (Russia). 7% ABV (11/08)
Muddy brown color. Bread yeast, riverbed and fermenting overripe fig aroma. A round, brisk entry leads to an off-dry, medium-to-full body with caramelized date and fig, dark nut rye bread and orange honey flavors. Finishes with a tart, fruit peel, mineral, nut skin and cocoa fade.