Ratman197 (13252) - 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.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, grass, and caramel. Flavor of chocolate, grass, citrus, caramel, roastiness, and nuts with a dry, bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Avery. Pours dark brown to black with medium, frothy light tan head, good retention. Aroma is clean, dark malt, chocolate and caramel, medium hops and a clean lager character. Flavor is dark bitter chocolate, bitter hops, and burnt toast. Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown pour. The nose is coriander with a distinctly herbal hop nose. A little bit of grassiness on the back of the soft cocoa. It’s lightly earthy and hoppy with a lingering hoppy flavour toward the finish. Chewy and lightly coffeeish.
3fourths (9136) - 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.
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A fairly solid strong dark lager - smooth and creamy texture - sweet up front, with rich chocolate flavors - dry and roasty later, with a medium-low level of hop bitterness to compliment it - a bit of bright berry character near the finish - a couple of off yeast characteristics, but nothing major - lingering cocoa and hops - decent.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Avery. Pours a deeper brown with amber notes and a medium bubbly creamy tan lacing head. Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate and toffee. Flavor of chocolate, toasted malt, caramel and sweet malts.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewery, pours brown with white head. Nose is piney, toasted malts, flavors have a big hop presence for the style, pine, grapefruit, with a charred chocolatey finish. Pretty smooth finish. Not bad.
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.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. A nice dark pour with an aroma that has the hoppy notes, as well as the roasted nut and chocolate too. Very smooth beer.