bvc (1241) - 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 John’s; I’m 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.
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by Arbitrator at a tasting.
Pours darkest brown with a small tan head and good lacing.
Aroma is roast, dark chocolate, and coffee. Very nice and roasty.
Flavor is excellent. Seems like a coffee beer - huge coffee flavor. Dark chocolate, roast, and lots of earth as well.
Fairly thin on the palate with drying roastiness.
Drinkable and very tasty. Thanks, Arby.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours deep brown with hints of red and a light tan head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate, coffee. Tastes of coffee, caramel, smoke and roast, light earthen hops. Tasty representative of the style.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black in color with off white lacing. Roasted aroma with vanilla notes. Palate is slightly sweet with vanilla popping up as well. Solid beer for the baltic porter style.
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.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber; thanks Brandon!! Pours thin dense brown with trace tan head bubbling along the edges; sweet candy malt on the nose with some coffee and faint sweet roast; texture is thin and finish is bone dry; cola sweetness and a little chaulky mouthfeel
larryLSB (509) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bomber, dark brown with minimal tan head. Nose was a bit musty, smoky. Complex taste; chocolate, coffee. Medium thin bodied with a cola like feel. Interesting beer, would try again.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Belmont Station. Super dark brown in color, with a light beige head. Rich fudge in the aroma with some dry toasty and roasty malt. The flavor is creamy and smooth with sweet chocolate and light hops. Borders on being to sweet and one-dimensionally chocolatey, but I still dig it. Full bodied and smooth. While I could see this being better with a more complete fermentation, I still dug it as-is.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber courtesy of Luke.
Pours fairly light for a Baltic porter, settling in as a dark chocolate brown with a decent beige head that recedes to a patch of foam in the middle. Not much lacing.
Aroma is dominated by roasted chocolate malts and coffee with some sweet dark fruits and a hint of smoke. There is a sweet molasses presence as it warms a bit.
The taste is a slightly smokier version of the nose. It’s still dominated by dark chocolate and roasted coffee, but the smoke seems to be a bit more pronounced and there is more sweet nutty character than in the nose.
Mouthfeel is velvety smooth with strong carbonation. it might be a tad light bodied for a Baltic porter but it’s still decent.
This is a very tasty beer though it tastes like a cross between a Baltic porter and a schwarzbier. Surprisingly good and the smoke kinda caught me off guard.
jgb9348 (5724) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown body with a touch of an oily tan head that fades fast. Aroma of raisins, pit fruits, alcohol, oak and a lot of malty depth. Medium-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavours with hints of caramel and toffee, but a strong alcohol and pit fruit flavour persists throughout. Aftertaste shows a relatively strong pit fruit and caramelised sugar flavour with a hint of the malt and earth, but this one shys away from most of that. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 29-April-2013 for US$6.02 sampled at home in Washington on 14-June-2013.