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.
argo0 (11349) - 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 (3671) - 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 (4445) - 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 wasn’t really my thing.
gendv138 (1041) - 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 night’s 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.
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from trade with Crajun. Dark cola colored pour with a thin light brown head. Little lacing. Full aroma of roasted malt, molasses, dark fruit and some booze sugars. Complex flavor with brown bread, dark chocolate, coffee roast and a plum/date fruitiness. Medium on the palate, soft on the carbonation, alcohol nicely hidden at 9%.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Brewery. Pours a deep black in color with small tan head. A balanced aroma in sweetness, roasted chocolate and malt. Clean and not too heavy.
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle shared with the group (6/2011, notes). Pours dark brown color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma has some rich chocolate, dark fruits, raisin, perhaps a touch of cherry. The flavor has some roast, chocolate, dark fruits, light coffee, a very slight tart character; smooth, slightly dry.
shigadeyo (2979) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 13, 2005
6/07/2011: Foothills Baltic Porter... Aroma: Dark chocolate; roasty; cherry-like sourness. Appearance: Deep brown; dark beige head. Flavor: Belgian chocolate, medium roast coffee notes; red wine middle, dry roasted malt, mocha/cocoa, and chocolate finish; balanced bitterness; alcohol completely hidden. Palate: Medium-full body; smooth and mellow. Overall: Really flavorful and easy to drink.
1 Pt 6 fl oz bottle (Alc 9% by Vol., SRM 40.6, IBU 51.7) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #132 for this beer.
ThirstyBird (1485) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Notes from 2010 thanks jwale73 - Pours deep brown with reddish highlights with a light brown head that goes to a blanket. Smell is molasses, licorice and some booze. Taste is Sweet dark malt with molasses and some booze ending dry with some char and licorice. Medium body with light/medium carbonation level. Tight and smooth.
radarsock (885) - Vermont, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
StFun supplied. Thanks! 650 mL bottle containing a darkish wooded brown with which a khaki head half a fingernail in length rested on. Smells fairly sweet, boozy and caramelized. Raisins on the forefront, met with pilsener malt, ash, and chocolate potato chips. Perhaps some yeast, as well. Tastes basically how it smells: raisins, caramels, smoke and artificial chocolate. Heat, soured milk, tobacco and yeast by swallow. Was kind of a like a dark beer smoothie wherein a few dark beers are blended together in a blender hoping for the best. This is not terrible, or great. It’s... fine, for the most part.