jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich deep brown body with a hazy smoke glow and a thin, fast-dying tan head, just showing oil after it fades. Aroma of smoke, oak, vanilla, rye, grain, caramelised sugars and a lot of pungent alcohol warmth. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavour with a good dose of bourbon, oak, grain, vanilla, honey, rye, peat and a touch of smoke as well. Aftertaste is just as complex with a large alcohol warmth throughout, also showing some subdued oatmeal, malt, grain, nut and raisin sweetness and finishing with the bourbon barrel flavour. Overall, a nice beer with more of a kick than I was expecting - bordering on a barrel-aged stout or an imperial stout instead of ’simply’ a Baltic Porter, but not a bad option in any book. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 30-March-2014 for US$8,99 sampled at home in Washington on 17-November-2015, about 20 months after purchase.
biirusaikou (1494) - - OCT 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared, thanks Tim M. Roasted malt, dark fruit, good dose of umami, notes of cocoa, smokey notes, dry finish. Solid stuff.
willisread (1283) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at at tasting. Thanks Tim! Pours a deep black with ruby highlights. Roasted malt, light roasted coffee, dark fruit and soy sauce on the nose. Taste is roasty with some light sweetness. Easy drinking with a dry and slightly fruit-forward sour finish.
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks Tim M. Aroma is good, soy sauce, roast, dry. Very interesting. Bit of sweetness. Very nice.
Maverick34 (2721) - New York, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours dark not much head. Obviously cocoa and booze, as well as some blackberry and such.
AndyW68 (1258) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black pour with tan head. Aroma is caramel, molasses dark plum. Taste follows nose with a bit of smoke and coffee. Sticky.
BRW (1669) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with tan head. Coffee, roasted aroma. Coffee, roasted, dark chocolate and bitter taste. Medium body.
Torrefacto (1095) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Negro con reflejos caoba.espuma beis densa. Aromas de chocolate, tabaco, café. Cuerpo medio, inicio dulce achocolatado, con final de amargor acafetado suave.
jc1762 (384) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap into a shaker showing pitch black with sparse white foam.
The nose shows extremely subtle latte notes.
The palate is light bodied and extremely well carbonated - it’s mostly just a mouth full of foam. Shows dark chocolate with very light coffee flavors more akin to a latte. Bitterness is also light and easy like a latte.
55x11 (37) - - JUL 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black. Or very dark brown whitish head. Aroma of smoke chocolate and malt. Taste of bitter chocolate, bourbon, toffee
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