RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque brown with very active carbonation and a tight off-white head. Smokey, malty sweet caramel aroma and flavor. Sweet and malty with a lightly bitter finish. Not bad overall.
emacgee (3740) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got a few of these from Bruisin Ales. Poured a dark brown with a one finger tan creamy head. The aroma was roasty, meaty, grainy smoky malt, not much Belgian element. The flavor is similar, meaty and smoky, light hop, roasty, chocolate, no Belgian influence. The palate is smooth and lightly carbonated.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color was medium brown. The head was thin, creamy, and light tan. The aroma was spice, sweet, belgian yeast, and soap. The flavor was belgian yeast, spice, sweet, and light ginger. The palate was smooth. The finish was warm.
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with medium tan head. The aroma has chocolate and fruit. The taste has lots of burnt flavors, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt along with some belgium yeastiness. The finish has a small amount of bitterness.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A big improvement on on the Baptista using the same Belgian yeast. I really like what some of these NC brewers are doing with the Baltic Porter style. First it was Duck Rabbit and now Pisgah! Sort of like a sweeter, less spicy Abbey Triple.
asw4w (6) - USA - SEP 28, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very interesting beer. bottle from bruisin ales. Nice roasted flavor. the belgian yeast adds a interesting finish. probably my favorite baltic porter yet
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: Barley’s, NC
dark brown with ruby edges, wispy beige head, drippy lace, rich milk chocolate aroma with a touch of fruity sweetness to bring out the chocolate, rich chocolate flavor, nice milk chocolate sweetness, no bitterness allows the rich chocolate to dominate, this is what every chocolate porter wants to be,
the fruity character comes out really strong in the aroma and flavor to blend with the rich chocolate to create this special beer, a touch of hot alcohol fumes,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
SpringsLicker (2932) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark brown body under a thin off-white head.
Candy malt aroma with no hops.
Sweet, but it quickly becomes boring for lack of any complexity.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @Barleys-pours a disappearing light tan head and black color with red tint. Aroma is fermented dark fruit. Taste is fermented dark fruit, secondary hops bite, yeast. Nice, occasional.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch 150. Fairly dark chestnut pour with ruby highlights. A thin off-white head is nearly fully receding. Just a touch of lace, nothing that effects the score one way or another. Looks somewhat thin. Belgian yeast in the aroma is apparent though subtle, hidden under a really nice, complex array of caramel malt. Notes of chocolate, cherries, overripe tree fruit, vinous touches, coffee cooler and licorice. The flavor is moderately sweet, lots of caramel and hints of berry. Lightly tart esters, definitely Belgian. Hints of banana and wheat. High sweetness towards the finish, mostly caramel in character. Finishes dry, bitter and jumbled. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied. Carbonation is light throughout and prickly. Decent, strange.