riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderful sweet roasty coffee nose with some chocolate as well. A great smelling beer. Black with no head or legs. Coffee and chocolate, roasted and some patent malts. A hint of dark fruit. Earthy roasty dry coffee finish. Clean with a hint of alcohol. Really good.
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. thanks, clint! pours a jet black with no head, lace, or visible carb. big toasty spicy coffee nose. creamy medium body with subdued carb. coffee, roast, campfire, and toast on the mid palate. long roasty finish. delicious addictive beer.
bvc (1121) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from me picked up at Johnís; Iím so good to myself! Super dark brown, basically black with a uniform creamy beige head. Nose is pretty much pure coffee, with some hazelnut, chalk, licorice and light smoke malt. Body is a touch light or thin but carb is sufficient. Sweet maple, hazelnut, roasted malt and a ton of coffee. On the end, I get some bitter licorice as well. I do not have a ton of baltics under my belt, but I do enjoy this one. Love the amount of coffee but it may be a touch thin and maybe a bit sweet, but not a huge knock.
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, poured into a tulip. Pours dark black with a nice mocha head that reduced to a ring around the glass with moderate lacing. Coffee was upfront in the nose along with some toasted nuts and other toasty/roasty notes. Nice medium mouthfeel with a fair bit of carbonation. Coffee was predominate in the flavor as well, but also noted stinky cheese, cocoa powder and a slight smokiness. Dry with a lasting finish. A nice beer from one of my favorite local brewers.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap during Zwickelmania at their Side Bar... Poured near black with a moderate khaki head. Roasted malts and coffee on the nose. Foamy dry, palate. Big roasted, smoked malts with cocoa/mocha and lots of coffee for this guy. Iím not sure if they added coffee or not, but it really shined through here.