Pailhead (6358) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-strong chocolate, caramel, and light fruit. It pours a dark mahogany with some transparency and a one finger tan head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There is some dotted lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a good dose of milk chocolate and lighter caramel. The finish has moderate roast, fruit, metal, and a touch of alcohol. The metal flavor is even more unpleasant when it clashes with the roast and fruit. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, the metallic finish really kills this beer for me.
Mora2000 (6138) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours a dark brown color with a white head. The aroma is full of alcohol and some dark fruit notes. I also get a little bit of brown sugar. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of raisin and prune notes, as well as some molasses and roasted malt. I also get the slightest hint of smoke. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Patrickctenchi (5803) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep, dark, reddish-brown with a short and shiny, dark tan head.
Syrupy, prune aroma.
Taste is heavy, woody malt...dull chocolate...slightly roasty.
Smooth, dark bittering.
Not amazing, but pretty decent.
wlajwl (5508) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is dark malts, mild spiciness and a hint of harshness. The flavor is dark malts, light chocolate, mild/medium spices, a hint of fruit and a tart finish.
dwyerpg (5456) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is pretty sweet but not a whole lot that’s good in the flavor or body. Mostly it’s sugary and chocolaty but just not all that good.
kaser (5370) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour from draft at standard. Sweet and coffee aroma. Black and thick pallette. Chocolate notes. Not bad!
cheap (5154) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2012
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Glad to have a chance to taste this, from a bottle from gorillos. How could this be less than 2$? Pours a big very dark brownish thing with a little dark red punching thru. Had a creamy choco moose head at first but now faded. Smell is very up front, makes me think of imperial stout. Some smokey thing slightly on the olfactory. AS expected, big and nasty like lion stout, wew. This style is over the top when its on style, heheh. Medicine black bitter thing on tongue. OH my, just as bad as any impy stout fer sure. I suppose there is allot of intersecting features between the two styles of baltic porter and imp stout. What do I know, I like pale lager and this is jsut too much for my girlie taste buds. Oil leaking roto tiller is dragging across my taste buds. Is this what used harley motor oil tastes like?
Cybercat (4898) - Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours opaque sable that lets a bit of ruby light peek through at the very bottom. Tan head is fairly thick but makes an early exit. Strong aroma has rich molasses and roast malt notes plus hints of chocolate and dark fruit. Flavor bursts with molasses, charred malt and roast quality coffee; cocoa, dark fruit and a little caramel provide the background tones. Texture has firm, smooth body, though fizz is lacking. Recommended if you can find it.
travita (4783) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is lot like Pepsi, light beige colored head, and clear. The smell is malty, toffee, fruits, raisans, fig, and ok. The taste is fruity, roast, malt, sweet, too sweet, and sugary.
ChainGangGuy (4721) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle - $3.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, very dark brown body with a smallish, light mocha-toned head.
Smell: Dark malts with notes of cheap cherry cola, nuts, and other stuff. I say "other stuff" because it doesn’t matter as it all yields to displeasing notes of soy and less-than-clean loose change.
Taste: Dark maltiness replete with store-brand cola, roasted nuts. Slight touch of rum raisin. Also, some coffee and licorice. Some metallic hints within, too. Maybe even a modest whisper of soy sauce. Eventually the other flavors fade away leaving the soy and metallic accents until the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Well, let’s just say I preferred the other members of the Big Eddy crew. By margin wide enough to chuck some dirty nickles and a bottle of Kikkoman’s through.