ABUSEDGOAT (2564) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, small tan head, decent lace/retention. Aroma of chocolate, light licorice and darker roast, some caramel. Medium bodied, quite drinkable, malty chocolate flavor dominates.
oldrtybastrd (5000) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a almost black with just a faint red. Aroma is of coffee and malt with some hops. Flavor is of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and a little smoke.
kevinator (1850) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasty aroma, hints of wood. Nice color and head but a little light for a beer that’s supposed to be robust. Deep roasted flavors with hints of wood and earth. Slight hops presence.
GarrettB (1428) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
April 5th, 2014 - Apparently my experience with the Jurata was so profound that I completely neglected to take tasting notes. All I have in my Evernote file is a picture of a brew poured into a glass on a counter, and a subtle sense of anticipation. But I have a vague recollection of a semi-sweet, semi-savory beer. Lots of toffee and caramel, and deep cherry, both on the nose and on the palate. Good, balanced, and not too cloying.
Reynolds314 (3302) - 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 (10563) - 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 (11274) - 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 (5605) - 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 (2477) - - 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.