radio_nowhere (605) - 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.
catface5326 (60) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full bodied very dark brown with tan head poured from a bottle. Chocolate and coffee taste and roasted malt. Nice winter beer
Iphonephan (2268) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a thick tan head. Likght malty nose. Flavors of chocolate and licorice. Medium bodied, effervescent finish.
gizmo_ber (147) - - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad brew, good hints of roasted barley and chocolate, but nothing over powering. Goes down smooth.
DCLawyer (1172) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->nonic. Deep brown with large frothy offwhite head that settles to bare film. Mild coffee and chocolate boosted by roasted malt and molasses. Thin, with moderate carbonation.
Beergeek23322 (1738) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 2009. From bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Dark roasted malt, licorice, coffee and chocolate. A nice winter warmer. Thick and robust.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear dark cola brown color with a tan frothy head. Aroma is strong of coffee and nuts, with a hint of licorice. Tastes of chocolate, roast, lightly earthy, caramel, and some rye. Very smooth with a full, rich body. Good amount of carbonation.
AbbeyRoade (204) - Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice black color with decent head and lacing. Although it only has 6.8% alcohol content, the alcoholic flavor is pretty noticeable and overwhelms the otherwise malty flavor. A hint of chocolate as well. Medium body. Doesn’t taste like a baltic porter....too light for that...o.k. all around.
BillWyce (621) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes: Poured opaque dark brown with a 3-finger light tan head. Chocolatey aroma with a touch of toffee. Full body. Very slightly oily, which lingers in the finish. Chocolatey flavor, with a light roasty note and a touch of anise.
SamP01 (482) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. thanks mike67. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma and Taste is of roasted caramel malt, some cacao notes and mild dark fruit and mild bitterness. Palate is medium body with moderate carbonation. The finish is mildly sweet roasted caramel, some cacao and a touch of dark fruit on the end with some bitterness for balance. Overall a good drinking brew.
Derek881 (917) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a watery consistency with a black color that had a slight deep brown hue and a good-sized creamy dark tan head that had nice retention, and good cling and lacing. Its aroma featured a mixture of caramel and light chocolate malt blended with some earthy, grainy hops tones, along with notes of roasted toffee and light pine. It had a good sweet taste featuring coffee, some caramel, and a late slightly bitter grainy effect. The beer had a wet, creamy body with good fizz and life, and a pleasant mouthfeel.