jkwood04 (2928) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewery. Pours near black with a beige heae. Aroma of roasted, chocolate, and coffee from the malts plus floral hops. Flavor has a nice blend of the malts. The 2013 version was more crisp while the 2012 was mellowed and smooth. Smooth texture. A really good beer.
radagast83 (3749) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz bottle or whatever size it was. Poured a black color with the consistency of cola with a medium-tan head. Aroma was malty notes, brown sugar, plenty of roasted character. Flavor was malt, caramel notes. A bit boozy, pleasant, but just kind of here.
Ernesto987 (3010) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
growler at the hill farmstead event, good dark roasty characteristics, one of the best ballanced baltic porters ive ever had
PhillyCraft (2578) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with brian, pours dark brown with off white head. Aromas and taste of perfect smoke, chocolate roast, barrel, coffee, toffee. A little hot even for 10 percent. Slightly dry in finish. Nice baltic porter.
Loineshawn (3006) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Real nice potent cocoa. Dark chocolate. Touch of fig. Clean. Pleasant roast. Real nice.
AirForceHops (2367) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Ward Eight, Lowell MA. A slighter darker than coca cola with thick, full tan head, that coated the side of the mug on the way down. Nice roasted malts, chocolate aroma, with molasses, and a hint of smoke. The flavor has charred malts at the core, with lots of roasted grain, coffee notes and nice amount of chocolate through the sip. The alcohol isn’t apparent at all until just after the swallow. Nice warming on the way down. Medium-bodied but leaning on full. This beer definitely didn’t disappoint. Layers of roasted malts. Full of flavor and another great beer from Jacks Abby.
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Alex for the Growler! Pours a clear dark brown with a with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a combination of dark grain and roasted malts with a hint of chocolate. Flavor has more of a combination of roasted malts and dark chocolate that gives a slightly bitter finish.
nimbleprop (3852) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF 2012. Pours a watery black with some creamy beige head. Malty nose, toasted bread, brown sugar, licorice, rubber. Flavor is sweet, malty, toasted bread, caramel, light coffee. Medium bodied, dry finish.
thornecb (3972) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black into a shaker. Mocha head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Dark chocolate aromas. Dark smoky chocolate front to back with a lasting espresso finish.