potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Avery. Blackish brown with small white head. Aroma of roasted coffee, bitter chocolate, light burntness with notes of breakfast smells. Taste is medium sweetness with big roasted coffee and light chocolate. Medium bodied with medium bitter finish that lingers. A little sweet for my kind of porter, but still enjoyable.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Avery in Boulder. Pours a clear, deep mahogany with a reddish hue. Finger-width, creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is soft roasts and bittersweet chocolate with some toffee, earth, and dark fruits. Flavor is similar with rich chocolates, caramel, and toffee, but plenty of roasts and earth. A bit of a dark fruit and a good amount of citrusy hops too. Dry and moderately bitter with a lengthy aftertaste after a smooth, crisp, light to medium body. Overall, a really tasty baltic porter. Well hopped with a nice roast to go with an easy drinking crispness. Nice.
Ratman197 (12826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Avery tasting room poured a clear dark brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, coffee, roasdtiness, light vanilla and light smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, light smoke and a hint of coffee with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.
3fourths (9016) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. unfiltered dark brown body, rich toffee-colored crema. mocha, toffee, caramel, dates in the nose, low level of aromatic hops, medium yeast phenolics. silky and slightly sweet up front, moderately bitter across the middle, somewhat creamy and thick/hearty in the back. toasted grains, black patent malt, milk chocolate, etc. better than expected.