BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl, bottled January 2013, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, thx alot to KingCecil!, complex smoked Porter, roasted/malty and slightly smoked/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew
cfrancis (2646) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Ryan for this. Pours silky black with a small beige ring. Aroma is smokey, roasty malts. Taste is a nice unabrasive smoke flavour with deep, rich roasted malts and some bitter dark chocolate. I usually don’t like smoke but this is divine.
drfabulous (4525) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the bottle. Smokey chocolate taste over a dark body beer. Stout like. Wish I had more. Tasty.
jtclockwork (10270) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Dany (and Jay for muling). Pours dark brown with brown head. Nose and taste of smoke, light peat, smoked chocolate malt, roast coffee, toasted nuts and vanilla. Medium-full bodied.
Ferris (6784) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Smoke and bacony. Jet black with a nice brown head. Light smoke and peat with some dark fruit and roast malts. An easy drinking big flavour beer.
kbudd19 (825) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 2013 bottle from Tommy, thanks man!! Black velvet pour, nice bacon aroma with a pinch of roast. Taste is balance, a bit of roast, slight smoke, smooth finish. Great stuff.
harrymel (1539) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage Jan, 2013
It’s near black with a fleeting tan head leaving a etched top. Smells of toasted malts, richly of bitter coffee grounds, some soil, some vinyl and a good chunk of leather. Flavor is very leathery with some meat flavor (well done flank sans spice), some soil - much less sweet than most baltic’s I’ve had. Full bodied with sharp, but limited carb and an off dry finish. Nice beer, not among the best baltics I’ve had, but a yummy beer best suited for a rich Irish/English meat and potatoes style dinner.
jackl (5380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Cheers to Leighton! The pour’s brown with a small head. The nose is cocoa, roasted grain, toffee. Umami flavors of sugared ham. Smoked malt. Earthy bitterness. Cocoa. Medium body, fine carbonation. Fine, but not as nuanced as most HF offerings.
VsXsV (2641) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Almost black liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of licorice, light smoke, coffee, ash, port wine, bread and biscuit. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of licorice, light smoke, bread and coffee. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Really nice.
djd07 (5039) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with medium frothy beige head. Aroma is smoke and roast. Light mouthfeel with strong smoke, toffee and spice with lingering dry finish. Good.