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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Complex malt flavor from 8 malts of Barley, Oats and Rye w/ four woody and spicy Pacific Northwest hops fermented w/ their house lager yeast. DEBC’s take on the convergence of Porter and Stout via Scandinavia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11754) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gringo332 (577) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (1067) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a little tan head. Aroma is lots of roasted malts with a matching flavor. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dzimm27 (136) - - FEB 20, 2013
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2013
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
umich03jm (2991) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Faint roast and some slight smoky chocolate. Black with tan head and good lacing. Chocolate dark fruit, cherry and currant with some smoke. Nice medium body.

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