MercyDevice (313) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown (almost black) with a medium-sized head. Rich and flavorful, with coffee, fruit, and spice notes. Medium bitterness.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. deep brown with a small beige head. nose is subdued roasted malt. the lager yeast smooths out the palate of this full bodied beer. flavors are kind of bitter roast with some buttery notes and burnt malt. faint fruity esters in the finish. the 9.5 is un-noticeable but the vivid roasty notes are not as robust with this yeast. it’s strange, different, but definitely drinkable.
fishonmyplane (279) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probably the best baltic porter I’ve had. A bit more hops than usual, and nice roasted and chocolate malt flavors. Takes the edge off the alcohol burn which is usually very prominent in this style. Almost tastes like an imperial stout.
Pershing (437) - Garland, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a nice tan head with some lacing. Sweet plum and raisan aroma with roasted malts. Medium sweet with some sharp bitterness on the edges with the first few drinks. Up front alcohol aroma on the palate. Sweet lingering finish.
odinstyr (499) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Smells of chocolate, bread, earthy, raisin. Taste is sweet and mildly bitter, roast malt chocolate, hint of plums, bit of licorice, raisin.
artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty delicious stuff and lots of alcohol to boot. Pours a jet black with little head. Extremely malty. Yumm.
WLG423 (199) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice blend of floral hops and coffee aromas. Rich whole grain flavors with earthy dark fruit flavors and a bitter piney finish. Rich, well developed body.
swong17 (58) - USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a one finger tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee, dark fruit, and banana bread. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Tastes of dark fruit, particularly raisins and figs, bittersweet chocolate, and tobacco. Finishes a touch bitter and the carbonation lingers nicely on the tongue.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with a short, foamy tan head. Aroma is strong roasted malt, burnt caramel, and dark chocolate notes. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol notes, dark ripe fruits and caramel. Body is medium-full with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Chocolate covered raisins, coffee, roasted malt, burnt caramel, toasted dark bread, and dark fruit during the finish.
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown on the pour. Black throughout. 3 finger head leathery.
Smell is sort of campfire like with some brown sugar and yeah just a lot of smokiness
Taste very sweet up front, followed by a very mellow and smooth toasty character like almonds and pistachios. Semi sweet with a small presence of chocolate Malts. Finish is molasses
Very low carbonation being a cask. Heavy body.