conway (570) - - DEC 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cola colored with little head. Aroma is chocolate, some smoke and biscuity malt. Taste reveals some minor fruity notes. Very complex. Big alcohol warmth.
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Ratman197 (7614) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of CraftBeerDesign (thanks Geoff!) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, prune, roasted malt and licorice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, dried fruit and light licorice with a smooth lingering roasty dried fruit finish.
pineypower (2148) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via trade. Pours black/dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is of burnt chocolate, dried fruits, lightly tart sugary notes and an ever so slight note of alcohol. Taste is chocolate, liquor soaked plums, tobacco, light vanilla beans, lots of raisin, warming alcohol and some more earthy notes. Grows on you as it warms.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@CCB Black Friday-on tap-lt brown-black. A-roasty dk malt-ashy/molasses. T-roasty dk malt-ashy/burnt cocoa, 2nd earthy hops.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tobacco and licorice nose, very bold. Cola colored, thn tan head. Tobacco and charcoal flavor. Big, full bodied and viscous, but not overly boozy.
kwoeltje (2062) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - STLCOB tasting) dark black with tan head. Aroma of roast malts, a little sweet. Flavor is roast malt, coffee, hints of sweetness.
jcartamdg (1137) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours jet black with a paperthin white head. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla. Taste follows, very chocolatey. Mouthfeel is moderate. not bad at all
otakuden (1616) - Vero Beach, Alabama, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark blackish browns under a tan head which fades into a thin collar. Swirls deep, dark, and decadent with a thick creamy tan collar. Spots of lace.
Chocolate brownies and chocolate cake. Chocolate covered prunes and dates. Hint of rich earthen red wines along the sides – Bordeaux, zinfandel, shiraz – lightly spiced and lightly smoky. Tickle of tannins in the back – fruit skins, leather, wood.
Rich creamy meaty decadent mouthfeel. Chocolate covered dried cherries and prunes. Bitter acrid finish teases and tantalizes, bringing me back for more. Leather and burning tobacco leaf in the breath. Spice and earth and more tobacco leaf weave in and out. Mouthfeel, texture, and weight are perfect – heavy but not too heavy, full but not too full – all encompassing. Café mocha.
I loved this interpretation of a Baltic Porter from Cigar City Brewing out of Tampa, Florida. I almost missed this beer and I’m glad I did not. Delicious! Hopefully Cigar City will see fit to brew this beer again next year – a new seasonal maybe?
hivemind (657) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub on 3/3/2012 with James, Andy, PJ. Black pour, khaki head. Nose is salt water and roastiness. Palate is mostly sweet with a short, dry finish. High carb. No notes on particular flavors.
dmac (3166) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle from Fl. Poured with a dark black body and smaller beige head. Aroma of sweet choctale, dark fruit skins, raisins, pudding skinks. Flavor of medium /full stout with average carbonation and a lingering carbonation. Flavor of dry dark chcocolate, vanilla, some coffee beans, ugh