bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of smoke, raisins, cocoa, coffee, and nuts. Flavor of smoke, roasted malt, nuts, coffee, dry cocoa, caramel, and dark fruit with an incredibly dry finish.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub.
A dark clear brown with lots of amber on the sides, light tan head, ok retention...Awesome aroma with lots of smoke that has a chili kick to it that is interesting, no pork notes which is slightly disappointing...The taste is decent, not as good as the nose, its just too light. A lot of the smoke disappears and it becomes almost a regular porter.
An ugly porter that smells great, needs a pickup on the taste but worth trying.
nickd717 (3394) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2010. Pours a very dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma is roasty with chocolate and coffee. The flavor is good and to style. Chocolate and slightly sweet caramel malt, roast, and slight earthiness. Not much alcohol presence to it. Medium-bodied with a smooth mouthfeel and average carbonation. This was a fine Baltic porter overall, even if it didn’t stack up too well to the awesomeness that is Totality Imperial Stout.