durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not really sure what is going on here... pours black and lovely with small tan head... looks promising. Shall I sniff it? Pray tell, why does this smell like fermented wheat and shoe polish? Fermented chocolate covered cherries as well. Something lactic as hell and sour and wrong is going on in this aroma. Something also alluring trying to fight its way to the surface, but overall this is just badness. Surely this is infected? Drainpour and bummer.
Suttree (5420) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Did anyone else smell mushroom here? Anyone? I got mushroom. Plus some soy, mixed in with coffee and burnt toast. Not really a pleasent aroma. Luckily it tasted a bit better than it smelled, but still a weird mix of flavors - soy, black tea, red wine. Odd beer.
ross (2122) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Daniel. Pours out a black color with a tan head. Smell is sweet and full of chocolate and dark roasted malts. Taste is sweet - too sweet - with a little punch of alcohol. Not something I would want to have again.
Davhgbrew (947) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong European malt flavor..Quite pronounced. Alc presence is medium strong. Medium dark malt flavor. Full body throughout. Grainy European malt flavor stands out.
DuffMan (7616) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Bottle. Dark brown, but not quite inky, with a thin brown head. Aroma is sweet, but in a way that isn’t entirely appealing, cola-ish with caramel and dark fruits. Tootsie Rolls! That;s what I’m getting here! And I’m not crazy about it. The palate is much the same, more caramel, very little roast, and with a dusty, flinty dryness in the finish. Just okay.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at RBESG Grand Tasting, August 2005. Nearly black, with a ruby tinge. Strong Baltic Porter character, with licorice and tar, some tart fruit and very noticeable volatile alcohol in the aroma. But is shockingly sweet and, coupled with the alcohol burn, this makes for a very odd mouthfeel indeed. Like surgical spirit mixed with cassis and treacle - more like a medicinal tincture than a beer. Rather crude. Not really my thing.
Sledutah (5680) - Utah, USA - FEB 15, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Brewforia
Appearance: Dark burgundy with virtually no head or lacing
Aroma: Dark fruits, caramel
Taste: Sweet malts, dark fruits & caramel. The finish is grainy and sweet
The alcohol is well hidden. Not bad, but I probably wouldn’t order a second pint if I was at a bar.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pour was medium brown with a light tan head. Aroma was of chocolate, light toasted malt, and toffee. The body of the beer was quite thin and unpleasant due to the lack of malt background and heavily toasted malts. The brew was a bit too sweet and had an alcoholic kick. I was not the biggest fan.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From Beerlicious iphone app: Smells of burnt malts. Brown clear color in the sun. Minimal Brown head. Medium bitterness finishing lighter with a touch of sour. Short duration. Medium/light body with a thin watery texture. Average Carbonation and an abrupt finish.
brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black pour with a khaki head. Smells like burnt grains and popcorn. Acidic coffee, chocolate, and burnt sugar. Maybe a bit of bile. Bread and tons of overly roasted malt. The flavor is bitter, burnt, and grainy. Burnt popcorn, licorice, chocolate, and acidic coffee.