thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got to try this one at the brewpub at the release party. One of the first three glasses poured off the keg. Served from tap into a Foothills fat pilsner (at least how I would describe it). Pours a deep dark brown basically black with a one finger light tan head that lingers throughout. Maintains phenomanial lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of malt, subtle fruit, oatmeal, and a very slight hop hint. The flavor was of oatmeal, malt, dark fruit, and a hint of alcohol upon warming up to room temperature. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation, almost a creamy texture as it goes down. Overall this was quite an excellent brew. Had a very smooth and creamy feel to it that made it go down oh-so easy. The appearance on this one was quite good. While the aroma was quite complex it lacked some intensity to it, but was still nice. However, the flavor totally made up for the lack of aroma intensity. This is a definite must try for sure.
DrSilverworm (8699) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, thanks to whomever shared this! Dark brown, near-black color. Thin off-white kind of khaki bubbly head. Dots and bits of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of chewy, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Great dark chocolate, cocoa nibs. Light to moderate roast, mild coffee. Moderate sweet-plus taste, moderate bitter. A very solid assertive roasty baltic porter.
weihenweizen (2266) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a snifter. Dark brown with off-white head. Aroma is rich chocolate, medium body, medium/light carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is chocolate, smoke, roasted malt, some herbal hops, and some ash. Good beer, alcohol is well covered, and would have been one of the best I had have if no ash.
malrubius (2134) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From old tasting notes - Dark brown with ring. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Nice toasted nutty coffee and chocolate. Nice soft palate. Excellent.
LiMuBai (219) - - SEP 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Malty aroma, pours a deep ebony with a thin brown head. Malty taste with hints of alcohol.
Travlr (16422) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Very dark maroon color, thick tan head with good lacing and retention. Aroma of earthy but sweet cocoa powder. Taste is smooth milk chocolate, coffee. Nice.
orangesol (984) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I brought this one to our Stout Day party.
A - Pours extremely dark brown with a nice one finger tall off white head leaving small streaks of lace down the glass.
S - This one is fairly roasty with hints of coffee and chocolate. It has a tiny bit of mineral flavor as well. The smokey charred wood aroma mixes well with the dark roast.
T - Starts off with some slightly sweet dark roast quickly giving way to a mix of coffee grounds, dark chocolate, and charred wood. The finish is a mix of dark roast and light smoke, lingering on the pallet for some time. The smooth feel really helps this one out, helping to bring all the flavors together.
M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, roasty, feel throughout. Very little booze flavor in this one.
O - I really enjoyed this one. It had plenty of flavor and was easy to drink. One of the better baltic porters I have had recently. I didnít detect a lot of alcohol in this one, I think the year in the cellar did this one some good.
argo0 (12317) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark brown body with medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, faint alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, alcohol warming, light vinous. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
solidfunk (5472) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smokey with some dark chocolate. Light bitter finish. Pours black with good head and lacing. Soft carbonation. Tap at Churchkey.
radagast83 (5813) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared at CK with gendv138 and solidfunk. Thanks! Body was a very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was some peat, smoked malts, touch of dark chocolate and some molasses. Flavor was light smoke, some chocolate, malts. Okay, but this one wasnít really my thing.
GenDV138 (3536) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 ounces on draft at ChurchKey during the SAVOR Surly event, probably left over from the previous nightís event. Dark brownish black with tan head. Thanks solidfunk! Aromas of smoke, peat, chocolate. Tasting notes of peat, smoke, light chocolate. Medium body with a light mouthfeel.