bytemesis (2568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to glkaiser! Pours clear ruby black with a small brown head that dissipates quickly with nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, anise oíplenty, herbal and roots. Flavor is anise, roasty chocolate, light sweet and medium bitter. Medium body, a bit acidic. I am guessing this is good for the style, I just canít get into the style for the most part.
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found at QFC at University Village in Seattle. Iíd never seen or heard of this one, and the label looks much, much different than any other American Brewing Co beer Iíd seen. Also, on the label it reads: "Brewed and Bottle for BPI By American Brewing Company, Edmonds, Washington" (yes, with the bottle grammar issue)
Pours a nice dark coffee brown with a fleeting mocha foam top that once gone in a few moments leaves slate mirror. Raisins, cola, cocoa, molasses and prunes come out in the nose. Pleasant and robust smell is decent. Flavor is dry with coffee, cocoa, fig, some bitterness and tobacco with accents of vanilla and graham. I like the flavor well enough. Medium bodied with a reserved carb and an off-dry finish. I like this beer well enought that I would buy more than once certainly.
Serving type: bottle
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep brown, cola hues, thin to moderate foamy beige head, spotty lacing.   Dark chocolate, roasted malt, a touch of soy, and carob on the nose.   Sweet on the tongue, malty, a little roasty, over ripened
fruit like sweetness towards the back.   Some minor coffee and carob notes.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, albeit it does seem to stick to the tongue fairly well.   Has a fine lactic sourness on the back that I could do
without.   I do see that time to time for this style, so its not that uncommon.   Minor appleskin on the finish, amongst the roast, carob, coffee, and minor lactic sourness.   Fairly decent overall.   Wished it were a bit
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roast, dark fruit, and earth on the nose. Pours dark brown more or less black with a thin tan head. Flavors of dark roast dark fruit residual fruity earthy light bitterness. Light dark fruity tang finish with a little cleaner finish than an imperial porter. Light alcohol. Interesting.
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@AmEricanbrewing. Clear ruby black color with tan sheen. Black licorice, dark chocolate, tobacco aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Medium sweet flavors of dark chocolate, black licorice, chewing tobacco. Lingering licorice flavors to finish--good
mboers (1) - Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
chocolate, coffee, black, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Beer Authority. Pours black with minimal head. Smell is roast and fruity. Taste is sweet and roasty. Pretty tasty Baltic Porter.
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours dark brown/black with ruddy glints and a slight tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, burnt malt, and maybe coffee. Full bodied or close enough. Itís slightly salty, has pretty dark fruit, burnt malt, and perhaps a hint of coffee. Itís not on the dry side in the finish, but itís not all that sticky sweet either. Thereís a nice almost bitter tang in the finish. Arguably well within style.