wchesser (1319) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extra from errl-thanks, Chris. Deep brown black with nice ring of carbination. Roast malt, cocoa on nose. Roasted malt, bakers chocolate, and spicy hops. Great canned beer. Under rated.
JStax (3397) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce can poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker brown, nearing black, with a big, bubbly head of khaki foam. The aroma has notes of leather, raisin, and molasses. Tastes of dark, roasted, charred walnuts. Bitter finish.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
brown, tan head with okay retention. lots of coffee, chocolate, roast, toffee. medium bitter, medium sweet, medium body, thinnish feel.
UDBeernut (1959) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep amber with tan edges and head. roasted malt and toffee nose. taste is big roasted malts, slightly astringent.
lb4lb (2569) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with short lived light brown head. Smell is moderate roast malt and a bit tinny. Taste is roasty but watery and thin body. Sharp hop bitterness too. Overall not bad but would be better with a richer body.
douglas88 (6699) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours a jet black color with a medium silky brown head. A smooth nose with light roast, chocolates, some metal. The flavor is rich, smooth and tasty: dark fruit, metal, dry oats and certainly spicy robust rye shine here. Comes across like a earthy big oatmeal and spicy brew. Very good. Not a Baltic in flavor, more of a straight porter or even FES.
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Brewery lists this as a Baltic Porter but calls it a stout. Hmmm.
Dry porter yeast is unmistakeable. An odd combo of flavors trying to break through all at once: chocolate malt, Reese's pieces, roasty grain, dark hops, and a touch of mint chocolate chip at the end. Wtf is going on?!
...Yet everything kinda works. Kinda. I definitely like a few aspects of this brew. A few tweaks here and there might yield great results. And they need to tone down the carb too.
An interesting brew, to say the least.
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, cocoa and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt and bakers cocoa with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
gringo332 (559) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2014 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.
ttoadee (814) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark as night, solid toffee head. Roasted chocolate malt in the nose. Sweet. Chocolate oat shake with hops sprinkled on top through the middle. Slightly dry finish.