BOLTZ7555 (2919) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Two pretty fantastic breweries, once again, collaborate to make a slightly better than average brew. Not sure how it happens but consistently does. Light khaki head with a dark, nearly black body. A little thin for the style. Cocoa, roasted malt, and toffee are present.
beer-yum (731) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing licorice heavy aroma in ruby-black pour. This is a spectacular brew that gets better as it warms up. Licorice, cocoa, coffee, and many others - yum!
Zymurgeist2 (1197) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Harry’s Hofbrau. Aroma and flavor both have tobacco and fruit (blueberry) mixing well. Moderate roast mixes well. Brown with taupe head. Clear. Tasty.
slowrunner77 (6547) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice brew. I’d passed on this in bottles but finally tried it at the SD tap room. fruity with hints of licorice and lots of dark malt. smooth.
Franckg (291) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great taste of chocolate and not so bitter. Good roundness and well-balanced. Expresso notes in final. Awesome beer.
kevinsenn (1329) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Thirsty Monk. Leather and licorice aroma. Taste of leather, smoke, coffee. Balanced. Smooth body.
drfabulous (4494) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle from Jungle Jims. Dark pour. Raisin and chocolate with some sherry. Boozy nose. Nice.
bubbleflubber (1914) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost opaque prune into the glass, with an initial head that reduces to thinning lace. The nose is of dark fruits, yeasty esters, banana bread and some liqueur notes. Flavors of of dark fruits, dark esters, breadiness, raisins, figs and dates, with a dark fruit skin/tannin and lightly roasted grain finish. The mouthfeel is smooth, with a rich body and silky palate. I enjoy this a lot. Superb take on the Baltic Porter. Prost!
glennmastrange (2379) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Heavy dark bread, cereal and dark chcocolate for the malt, light herbs for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast. Head is small, fizzy, light brown, with heavy lacing and is fully lasting. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a lively carbonation and a chalky finish. A nicely crafted Baltic Porter, one of the best I’ve had.
thome50 (1176) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Libertine February bottle share. Pours a deep brown to black with no head. Aroma is toffee and some odd vanilla. Taste is raisin, plumb and an overly sweet stout.