TheJester (1644) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Dark cola brown, but not much head. Aroma seems quite yeasty. Some booze, chocolate, herbs. Has the appropriate Baltic flavours, with some chocolate and herbal notes. Not as boozy as I expected. Surprisingly dry finish. Nice beer.
kayres (315) - , Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black and a huge tan head. Aroma is a dull light soy and malt combo. Huge body w tiny hints of coco and roast. Slightly sweet with a dry finish.
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Leighton (8593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Beer, Bocce and Boozer Tasting, London. Thanks Jack for this beer. Pours black-brown with a soft, creamy tan head. Dark malt nose with some soft roast and burnt wood. Medium to big sweet flavor with rich chocolate, light roasted malts, light booze. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dark, lightly burnt sugary sweet finish with mild, earthy bitterness, rich chocolate cake and light milk cocoa. Nice beer overall.
Scopey (4579) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Leighton’s Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting, thanks to jackl. It pours very dark brown, with a thick light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and toasted coconut. The taste roasted malt, residual sweetness, dark fruit, touch of tanginess, lactose, brown sugar, chocolate and alcohol warmth, with a dry-roasted finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Decent stuff, but I am still left a little underwhelmed.
swoopjones (4890) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from brewery, black pour, tan head. roasted malt aroma, chocolate covered raisins in both aroma & flavor. Pretty flavorful with medium mouthfeel. good stuff
jackl (3444) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting. Black color with a deep brown head. The nose is of brown sugar, malt vinegar. Meaty smoke and pumpernickel bread. The taste is quite sweet and boozy. Some yeast, port wine. Vinous. Sweet malty finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall a decent beer, though it didn’t low my socks off.
cgarvieuk (12164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... Huge Huge Huge Huge thanks to The Big Cheese for this ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet chocolate roast nose ... dark roast ... sweet malts ... soft chocolate ... quite a dry bitter chocolate ... little blackcurrant in its finish ... very nice but not there best in my book
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a black colour with a thin light tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, liquorice and a little burnt toast. Similar flavours with lingering alcohol, dark chocolate again and Ovaltine. Mild carbonation, light CO2 prickle and an oily mouth-feel. Quite bitter to finish. Lovely.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a dark brown color with a one finger thick light tan head. Light lacing.Aroma is roasted malt with dark esters and hints of chocolate and licorice. Flavor is much of the same. Finish is dry. Medium body. A nice beer. Thanks Jason.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle: Got in trade from biggsbowler; THANKS Randall! Aroma of malt, lactose, and chocolate. Poured extremely dark brown in color with a tiny tan head around the edges only. Opaque. Not sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malt, light roasting, light tar, light coffee, light chocolate, slight yeast, slight char, slight tobacco, and mocha. Medium body. Slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, slightly bitter, malt, char, chocolate finish. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.