rougeau13 (1608) - Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with a fluffy tan head. Aroma of cocoa, coffee, earth, and some dark fruit. Taste is sweet cocoa, coffee, and fruit. Medium bodied and creamy.
legion242 (1999) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a not so pretty brown, but that is simply an opinion of asthetics(sp?). Nice malty nose but a bit thin across the palate for the style.
dfinney23 (1004) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great stuff, no matter what you call it. Aromas of cocoa, brown sugar, dark fruit and earthiness. Taste is more of the same with a bit of roasted coffee bitterness.
djd07 (2318) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a very dark brown with small off white head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is fruity malt and rye. Medium mouthfeel with a caramel malt and lingering dry finish. A good Baltic porter from Deep Ellum.
BMan1113VR (7382) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at both BTBF and a few samples at Deep Ellum. Started off great, but the more samples (2 or 3) I drank at the after party, the more I wanted to get the Rye Pils or IPA instead. Pours with a near black, chocolate looking body with a tan head that lasts. Aromas are of chocolate, vanilla, cocoa, cola, molasses, chewy, earthy, light dark fruits. Flavors are of licorice, leather, earthy, currants, light chlorine. Medium bodied, mildly boozy.
jhamp9 (754) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Oak St. Draft House. Pours a very dark brown with cream head that fades fairly quickly. Aroma is coffee and sweet caramel with some earthiness. Taste is coffee, cocoa, and nutty. Very nice bitter and sweet balance. A bit of astringency and a dry finish. Really good.
vyvvy (3268) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Schlafly 2012 Repeal Fest. Another winner from Deep Ellum. Pours dark brown with a dense tan head. The aroma has lots of cocoa and cream, smooth roast, light coffee and a bit of berries - quite full and rich. Medium / full body with semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts out with dark berries, lots of roasted malt, chocolate and nuttiness. The finish has a bit of minerals and astringency. Good stuff here.
phaleslu (4451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Baltic Porter, eh? This really comes across as an "Imperial Brown Ale", so I was curious to see what the style was. I had a draft sample at Schlafly’s Repeal of Prohibition Festival, 2012. Pours a cloudy brown color with a small beige head. Huge, toasty aroma with nuts, brown sugar, bark, dark and dried fruits, and chocolate. The flavor is equally toasty and robust, with chocolate, toast, brown sugar, wood, earth, and dried fruits. Medium-bodied, toasty as can be, with moderate carbonation. This was my "Best In Show 2012" for all the guest beers at Repeal of Prohibition, and my wife’s, too. She went back for seconds and maybe thirds.
blutt59 (5687) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at BTBF, dark brown pour with tan foam, aroma of coffee and caramel, flavor of chocolate, roast malts, walnuts, light finish
Strykzone (3816) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Repeal. Black with a nice tan head. One of my favorites at the fest. Interesting big malts with rye notes that take it a different direction. Hs peek in but just barely. Tasty.