merc7186 (2250) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Bourbon, Dark Mildly Smoked Malts, Mild Chocolate
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Thin Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Bourbon, Brown Sugar, Sweet Chocolate Malts, Mildly Smokey
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Sweet
bnokk (72) - Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
APPEARANCE - Ridiculously black with light colored head. Light does not penetrate this beer.
NOSE - Scent of bourbon - kind of expected.
FLAVOR – too much bourbon off the start. Any benefit of the porter or roastiness is overpowered from the start. Even after the beer warms up, the bourbon overpowers any other flavor.
NOTES – It’s definitely a bourbon barrel aged beer, but that part overpowers any other flavor that one may enjoy from this one.
deekyn (1254) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - pours nearly opaque cola brown with white ring of head. S - nice nose. Roasted malts, nice rounded graininess, wet coffee grounds, very light hop profile. Hints of vanilla, molasses, and carob. M - medium body with a great balance of sweet and dark. Bitter end. Nice mf. T - follows the nice well. Roasted malts, coffee grounds and grains on the front. Palate has cola syrup, molasses, coffee grounds, vanilla. End is bitter grassy. O - nice balanced porter, be it a little bitter on the end. 3.6
berntholer (1052) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
light beige head leaves some lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is boozy, vanilla, coconut. taste like aroma, roasted malts, chocolate aftertaste is bitter chocolate. very soft silky mouthfeel, medium carbonation. lovely beer. bottle 50cl
tectactoe (2337) - Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Thanks, Matt. Oily, mostly black body with dark brown edges & a thin, tan head resting on top. Aroma of moderately roasted chocolate malts, light black cherry & prune, dense brown sugar, & a touch of boozy robustness. Flavor is not quite as roasty, but still has a decent amount of dark malts. Lots of toasted nuts, brown sugar, & a large back-end of rich, dark fruits, prunes, dates. Light hints of anise & some booze lingering in the finish. Medium body.
fiulijn (15330) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting at Matt’s
Black color with large beige head. The aroma is very nice, it has bread and biscuits too; mild roasted malts, cocoa. The body is medium strong, it’s fairly roasty for a Baltic Porter, but the work with the malts is very appreciated, with beautiful chocolate, cocoa and bread notes; warming alcohol.
mcberko (7236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle, pours a deep dark brown / black with a small beige head. Nose of cocoa, a touch of coffee and a touch of roasted malt. Flavour is very well-balanced, with notes of moderate roasted malt, unsweetened cocoa powder, a touch of coffee and a warming effect that finishes. Very dry, without any residual sweetness, but with quite a pronounced warming effect. Dryer than usual for the style. Very nice stuff.
RobertDale (3710) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml. bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is the same. Very well made. Very tasty.
jtclockwork (8945) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Bobby. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of vanilla, roasted oats, cocoa, roast chocolate and coffee. Medium body. Crisp.
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Chocolate, roasted aromas. Flavors are roasted dry malts, dark tones.