douglas88 (6034) - 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 (1260) - 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 (9834) - 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 (539) - 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 (652) - 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.
TheHOFF43 (1752) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a little tan head. Aroma is lots of roasted malts with a matching flavor. Decent beer.
dzimm27 (136) - - FEB 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light, sweet, coffee/chocolate aroma, not too powerful. Dark brown pour, looks pitch black in a wide tulip glass. Low carbonation. Taste is of bitter coffee with chocolate afternotes. Relatively smooth though. Alternating sips I don’t pick up the bitter but pick up dark roast. Odd. Rather flavorful compared to other similar beers I have had. I like this, even though it is not a style I typically like
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Super deep brown, moderate frothy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Sweet roasted malt nose, seems like a milk stout.   A bit more robust on the tongue, almost an acrid roastiness, minor sweetness, a bit of cocoa and hops.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Backside shows some youthfull porterness, a little green.   Some dark chocolate, pith, and green hops.   Seems like a mild to moderate Baltic Porter.   Overall decent, clean, but without the heavy dark pitted fruit or roasted characters I expect for the style.   Still enjoyable tho!
umich03jm (1976) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from trade with Crajun. Pours dark brown in color with a nice head that fades normally. Aromas are cocoa, wood, light berries, and a light nuttiness. Taste is somewhat hard to describe. Cocoa taste is prominant but there seems to be some off-flavors here. It’s a little sour and dry. A tad thin and watery too. This is probably an infected bottle. I will re-rate if I get another.
Westmeister (1754) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with mocha head. Smell is sweet toffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is earthy, a tad mineral, chocolate, roast, dusty. A bit odd. Medium mouthfeel. Just ok.