bu11zeye (11933) - 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.
Tmoney99 (10468) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and earthy aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium dark sweet flavor with medium dark sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex beer.
Ratman197 (9548) - 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 (7834) - 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.
phaleslu (6291) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2013 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. Re-Rate: Can shared by DrSilverworm- thanks again, Chris! Nuts, toast, leaves, oats, peanut brittle, and chocolate malt. The aroma is sweeter than the flavor. This is not bad, but not nearly as good as I remember.
5000 (6211) - 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!
DrSilverworm (6033) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can, thanks to DanielCoor. Shared with local raters. Dark brown color. Thin tan head. Good dots of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation, lightly dry finish. Dark chocolate, oats, light metallic. Toasty. Nice big bitterness, minimal sweet, mostly all bitter. Lots of nice dark cocoa, especially in the aftertaste. Gets more enjoyable as I go. Nice complex, kind of chewy "stout porter"
blutt59 (5999) - 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
douglas88 (5840) - 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.
SudsMcDuff (5794) - .....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.