Pailhead (5074) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of dark chocolate, fruit, and very faint roast. It pours a dark brown with orange highlights and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of milk chocolate. There’s some faint fruit in the background. The finish has light roast and a hint of alcohol. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/26/2012. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, raisin, cocoa, toast, dark bread, light coffee, clove, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity; a bit muted though. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, raisin, cocoa, toast, dark bread, light coffee, clove, and floral earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toast, raisin, dark bread, light coffee, clove, and floral earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and robustness of flavors, with good complexity; great balance of malt and yeast esters; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good baltic porter style. Very nice balance, robustness, and complexity of flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
radio_nowhere (915) - Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into snifter glass. Dark brown color with creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and licorice. Taste is the aroma adding some earthy hop bitterness and a slight rye spice on the finish. Full body, low carbonation, quick and dry finish. Pretty good.
umich03jm (2178) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours dark black with almost no head. Aroma is black licorice and light chocolate. Taste is watery, some black licorice and chocolate. Very fizzy. Bad aftertaste. Not a fan.
Leafs93 (1752) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a small mocha head. Aroma is smoke, roast and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet, much sweeter then anticipated, and roast bitters. Medium bodied with a creamy texture.
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep brown with a tan, creamy head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, earthy hops. Thin body. Flavor starts out a bit smoky, chocolate, dark and sweet fruit, light roasted malts. A decent beer but needs more oomph.
conway (1634) - - JAN 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with little head. Aroma and taste are dominated by licorice. Rye makes a late appearance. Not so great.
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jrodooo5 (1080) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours coca cola like with a nice tan head that does not leave lacing. The aroma is of licorice and chocolate malt. The taste is dead on to the scent. A rich yet drinkable beer. It’s pretty complex and quite tasty. This is a good one!
pineypower (2547) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out black with a small tan head. Aroma is lots of malty notes, caramel, some dried fruits. Taste is complex, lots of caramel and toffee malts, dried fruits, light chocolate. Tasty
60minuteman (863) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee, dark roasted malts, yeast on the nose. It’s a dark dark brown pour with tons of retaining tan head. Coffee, bread, roast, chocolate taste. Nice beer