JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Sam’s, Durham. Distressing clear and thin pour, looks for all the world like a brown ale from BMC. Very little carbonation, mostly translucent rusty water. Nose is malt and toffee, with just a smidge of fruit undertones and not much promise of a robust porter, Baltic or otherwise. Sure enough, it’s thin-bodied as fuck and one-dimensional in its flavors: caramel candy, no base beer to speak of, and none of that gloriously healthy lactic body and finish I enjoy in the style. Good thing the Duck Rabbit just hit shelves this week.
cheap (3966) - 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?
emacgee (3963) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour.....Baltic Brown Ale? Man, light coppery brown pour. Super viscous, sits dark raisin brown in the glass. Thin shitty head. Totally smells like a homebrew, soy sauce-ish and flat. Some chocolate and raisiny notes. Very boring and borderline offensive. Bitter burnt sugar and full syrupy body. Dis-aster.
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark amber going in that looks like a much darker brown when poured into the glass in my poorly lit living room. No head, carbonation is low. Nose of black malt, lightly roasted, water, light moonpie, coffee but u have to search a bunch. Flavor is a messy collab of molasses, black patent malt, metal, finishing roasty, bloody, and slightly rubbery. Very dry and strange.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear mahogany with a tin brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, molasses, licorice, plum, toasted malts and alcohol. Taste of dark fruits, plum, dates, figs and alcohol. Sweet and sticky and I kept expecting it to get better as it warmed but no such luck. These Big Eddy beers all seem so similar to one another. Thankfully I got them as singles…
travita (3856) - Frisco, 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.
wlajwl (3762) - 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.
solidfunk (3658) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little too sweet for me. Pours dark brown with fizzy head. Smells of stewed malt. Taste is sweet corn malt with slight nutty nitterness. Low carbonation. Bottle in paper bag waiting around in Penn Station.
jkwalking05 (3639) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is of molasses, prune, brown sugar, very sweet. Taste is cherry, berries, brown sugar, molasses, sweet.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours an average amber with a nose of toffee, caramel, light syrup, and brown sugar. Flavor is melon, light caramel, toffee, and dough. Average mouthfeel. Average.