travita (4155) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to swalden28. The look is brown to black in color and has an off white head. The smell is malts, coffee, chocolate, malts, and bread. the taste is sweet, caramel, bread, and off.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, brewed 12.04.08, courtesy of Swalden28) Pours dark brown body with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, light smoke, chocolate, caramel, and peat. Flavor of roasted malt, toasted grain, coffee, and chocolate.
hopscotch (9519) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Pours clear and extremely dark - burnt orange when held up to bright light - with a quickly dissipating head. The chocolaty, toasty, earthy nose provides additional, inviting notes of vanilla, toffee and a whisper of worn leather. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. The sweet, chocolaty flavor is a touch vinous and hints at mild acidity. Lots of nice deeply roasted essences. Crisp, pleasantly sweet finish. Big thanks to Immy for shipping the bottle my way!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured dark brown/ruby with an off white head that fades. aroma of wet hay, dark roast, and ash tray. flavor was grains, dark roast, alcohol, and some bitter. not bad overall, but forgettable.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown with red hues and beige head. Aroma is toasted grain, nutty, faint smoke. Flavor of some malt, faint smoke, toast, nutty, some chocolate. Mouth feel is medium body, kinda watery though, with medium-high carbonation. Overall, is pretty tasty.....
BMan1113VR (7870) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle marked 12-01-08 thanks to swalden28. Pours with a small tan head over a dark brown body. Aroma of chocolate, raisin, hay and red fruit roll-ups. Taste is coffee, dark fruits, and wet hay. Not much complexity. Lively carbonation, with a water like mouthfeel.
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to swalden28, bottled on 12-4-08, walnut color with weak foam, aroma of nuts, roasted meat, and a flavor of carbonated burnt caramel, roasty, cooca, lighter finish
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Body-looks like a coke. Nose-macroness, crushed malts, smoke. Taste-smoked malt, the sweepings of a brewery floor, wet hay, wet straw, ash tray, some (very little) burnt plastic, cola nut.
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear dark brown with garnet highlights, and a thin fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is mostly roasted malt, with some light expresso, lactose and milk chocolate notes. Flavor features expresso more prominently with a little root beer. Dry throughout. Medium-bodied; a bit thin for the style. Relatively high, prickly carbonation. Overall, a decent baltic porter; really somewhat closer to a robust porter in style.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a hidden treat in a box from zathrus13...
clear ruby dark brown pour with a tannish beige head. it’s short lived and quickly fades to a film.
aromas of milk chocolate, black raisins, malt powder, lactose, nutty/coffee and a lightly toasted fresh piece of wood mix with a savory/salty/earthy note. i can only guess that that is the lager yeast...
sweetness is no issue on the palate unlike many in the style... flavors of chocolate, toasted and caramelized nuts, coffee, molasses (w/o the sweet), ashy charred malt and a touch of cream with a fairly tart finish. the aftertaste is of nutty coffee with some light ash.
light to medium bodied with an incredibly soft mouth feel... though it lacks some richness. call this a porter and i’d be all over it... 7/3/7/3/15/3.5