jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in color with an average sized tan head. Aroma is of vanilla, light banana, and chocolate. Taste is of chocolate, banana, booze, vanilla, cocoa, and a light roast coffee finish.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a deep dark brown with tan head. Aroma of dark roast, some tang, candy sugar. Flavor of some dark roast, faint tart, some candy sugar. Mouth feel is medium-full body with low-medium carbonation. Overall, not bad at all....could have done without the faint tartness...
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a thin, spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel and fresh oak with a touch of grape candy. Body starts with a nice fullness and good fresh oaky complexity with a hint of light fruity tartness. Finishes smooth and slightly warming with some lingering dark chocolate. A nice strong porter.
blutt59 (6237) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, walnut in color with no head, vinous alcohol nose, old fruit, candy sugar and rye whiskey flavors
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a deep brown body and a light brown head on top of that. Dark fruits in the aroma with frozen (chocolate dipped) banana, toffee, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is soil, coffee, dirt, vanilla, chocolate, candi sugar, cotton candy, and woody with a sweet and boozy finish. A bit thin on the mouth with a decently strong alcohol burn.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted during the Nor Cal Beer Geek Tasting on 3/11/2009. This Baltic pours a deep black color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized beige foamy head. The aroma is chocolate and coffee, some vanilla, kind of sweet. A medium bodied Baltic Porter. The malts are dark chocolate and sweet. The hops are earthy. Its kind of sweet tasting and perhaps somewhat diacetyl, which is not necessarily a bad thing here as it goes well with the vanilla flavors. A touch under carbonated. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
daknole (10281) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Nice beer!! Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is cocoa and fruit with some light molasses notes. Flavor is full of cocoa, vanilla and some of the dark fruit I found in the aroma. Nice.
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours jet black into the glass with a tan head. Aroma is chocolatey with a minimal coffee roast and some fruitiness. Flavor is velvety smooth with a deep chocolate flavor followed by a warm vanilla finish. Absolutely delicious and extremely smooth.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours attractive deep brown with no head. Nose and flavor are molasses, vanilla, and a creme brulee influence. Sweet and interesting.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla, crystalized sugar, little dark fruits, little coffee.