jgb9348 (5681) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich deep brown coloured body (no surprise, eh?) with a very thin, just oily layer of brown atop the beer. Aroma of alcohol, pecans, walnuts and not much else - some darker (~60% cacao) chocolate and hints of alcohol are also barely perceptible. Medium to Full-bodied; Very rich, creamy, malty and assertive brandy flavours at the forefront with a lot of sweetness from prunes, cream, cherries and caramelised malts all showing around the flavour. Aftertaste is a bit more rounded and acute with the cream and chocolate flavours the strongest, but not a light beer at all. Overall, a strong and robust sweet tout, which is exactly what this is -not a baltic or foreign by any means - just a typical sweet stout that is trying to be melded into something else. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Whip-In in Austin, Texas on 05-May-2014 for US$2,69 sampled at home in Washington on 11-August-2014.
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a solid black with a short brow head and lacing. It has a nice dark malt and chocolate aroma, and a flavor that is rich malt up front with a chocolate-coffee backbone and sweet, smooth finish.
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Art (3121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to fiveacestx. Pours a dark brownish black with a tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, licorice, alcohol. Taste is sweet with a slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium thick and the carb is medium.
jerseyjohn71 (297) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
good over all , lively co2, caramel, cereal, chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, alcohol, vanilla, woody, brown, sparkling, brown foam, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, lively, long finish,
Willow Hill ’’IRISH’’ Home Brew Club,,,,,
TXBadger (2530) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An average stout type beer. Really drinks more like a porter than a stout. Notes of chocolate, spice, and yeast on the nose, all following onto the palate. Somewhat of a light body, and thin.
drjay44 (3408) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can. Pours a medium, tiny bubbled, well retained, light beige head, with spare lacing over a clear, ruby brown (SRM 30) body....nose is roasted malts with cocoa, chocolate tones, lighter coffee, minimal fruit notes, no esters, mild hop aroma....taste is almost dry, with cocoa, chocolate, heavier coffee from the roasted malts, no fruit note, minimal esters, finishing slightly bitter, with hints of coffee type sourness.....mouth feel, medium body, mild alcohol, light astringency, carbonation makes for light acid and a creamy mouthful. This comes closer to being a "Stout Porter" perhaps Robust Porter than a Baltic Porter. It lacks the fruit richness from the malt backbone along with the quite apparent sweetness of a Baltic. Upping the complexity of the malt bill, and changing to European hops would make it a Baltic. However if it were labeled a Robust Porter those changes wouild not be necessary. BJCP 7/3/12/5/6
gkeh (433) - Texas, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s a dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is vanilla, toasted oats, burnt malts, and bitter cocoa. The taste is more of the same, lots of vanilla IMO, but it’s good. Medium bodied, it’s a good beer.
b3shine (8109) - Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks DrSilverworm). Looks good; a semi-opaque dark brownish black with beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; dark malt, chocolate, and mild notes of oat. Tastes like it smells with some rye spice as well. Solid on the palate. Enjoyable.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can to glass. Dark oil Brown pour with a thin mocha Brown head. Nose is burnt sugar and roasted malt. Tastes bitter roasted malts, dark chocolate cereal. Not bad.
jbruner (3996) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep black from the can with bubbly tan head that lasts and leaves good lace. Aroma of dark malts and fruits, hint of metallic yeast. Taste is much more towards the chocolate with a hint of English fruity yeast. Bubbly carbonation, smooth and easy.