fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at St. Augustineís, Vancouver; 414ml
Dark brown color, served with no head. Aroma of dark malts, cocoa powder, impression of chemicals (phenol). Lean body, despite the high initial gravity; the flavor focuses too much in dark caramel, with a clear presence of heavily roasted nuts in the final; light residual sweetness. Rather simple in its conception.
Itís a decent beer, but I regret getting a large glass of it.
mcberko (10559) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at St. Augustineís, pours jet black with a small tan head. Nose brings out rich notes of chocolate upfront, followed by roast and some dry cocoa powder. Flavour is similar, bringing out a rich balanced palate of cocoa powder and roasted malt, with a touch of coffee and even smaller touch of vanilla. Robust and impeccably balanced big beer. Excellent.
Ferris (8937) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Dark chocolate and roast. Jet deep brown with a light brown head. Dark roast and chocolate with a syrupy chocolate bitterness. Roasty and nice, but none of the dark fruit I hoped for.
stantheman (816) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap taster at St Augustineís in Vancouver. A black beer with medium tan head. Nose is faintly of chocolate. In the mouth itís sweet and smoooth, with chocolate and fruit impressions, maybe faintly of coffee. Low bitterness. Sweet and malty finish. 3.7.
miyauchi38 (977) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2420) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and ominous. Oily thick and smooth. Full molasses, bourbon, chocolate, malty. Full bodied. Lingering sweet molasses. Pretty awesome Baltic.
jackl (6101) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ 3N tasting. Deep brown with a small head. Nose is of chocolate, baked apple, coffee. Some cream and bread. Taste of coffee and chocolate. Pretty dry finish. Peppery. Medium body, active carb.
alobar (3208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cola brown with aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. Roasted malt flavor with chocolate, espresso, and some raisin. Great beer!
Fatehunter (1816) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thin head on a black body.
The aroma is rich caramel, cinnamon, wood and salt.
The taste is bitter-sweet black coffee, roasted malt, caramel and burnt sugar. Nice.
The texture is thick.
A superb porter.
Christpuncher (2270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Complex beer. I taste some bourbon, cherries, and roasted malts. Sort of sweet finish. Pours black with a thick cream head. Had at world of beer
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