bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, anise, wet leather, and humidor. Flavor of smoke, toasted grain, lactose, wood, and baking cocoa.
Ratman197 (8484) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7691) - 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.
blutt59 (5877) - 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
5000 (5606) - 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!
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Common Table) cloudy deep brown with fine deep tan bubbles and excellent lacing. Nose is very roasty, hint of raisin, chocolate malt and cream. Taste is very roasty as well, chocolate malt, cream, and acidic coffee. Medium carbonation with a creamy body. Nice beer!
SudsMcDuff (5323) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
What is it with the animals with the bikes? I took my daughter to the circus. She said: "Daddy, how do they teach a bear how to ride a bike?" I said: It’s easy, they nail his feet to the pedals and they beat the shit out of him. He’s not riding, he’s running. He just happens to be attached to the bike.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color with lasting tan sheen. Black licorice, nutty, dark chocolate aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Nutty, astringent, dry black malt, tobacco, dry chocolate flavors--a bit thin and dry
phaleslu (5174) - 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.
douglas88 (5138) - 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.