Reynolds314 (3072) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown near black color with tan head. Aroma is lactose, cocoa, toffee, and caramel. Taste is lightly sweet and creamy with solid back end bitterness. Good beer.
dctellem1973 (10) - Dover, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Nice beer. Could smell the alcohol as soon as I opened it. Surprisingly, alcohol is well hidden in this beer for 8% abv. Dark, smooth. Buzz snuck up on me. I got knee high snow this weekend. Perfect for chillin while the white stuff piles up.
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours clear and black with crimson highlights when held up to very bright sunshine. Small, creamy, lightly tanned head. Great retention. The aroma is a malty, nutty, fruity swirl of brownies, pistachios and dark cherries. Full-bodied with tingly carbonation. The deeply roasted flavor consists of bittersweet dark chocolate accompanied by less significant rations of dark cherries and citric acidity. Finishes carbonic with a medium-bitter aftertaste.
hopdog (10472) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Roast, chocolate, some licorice, and anise.
jgb9348 (5316) - 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 (1894) - - 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 (1574) - 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 (3222) - 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 (2785) - 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 (1272) - 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.