Furseth (1904) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Thax Mr.Rask: Black colour, big creamy head. Aroma domintes of caramelly,candy,sirup and citrus. Flavor had a creamy mouth feeling of citrus, lots of fruits, caramelly,portviny, woody, citrus. Medium to full body, long caramelly Finish!
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 16, 2012
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Sam Adams are starting to piss me off with their idiotic pretense to making beers of exotic styles. "Baltic IPA" No such thing. And that commercial description is just bollocks. Well, I had originally planned on giving this 11 overall, but screw that, if they can pull words out of their arse, I can pull numbers out of mine - and it looks like I drew a 1. Anyway, on with the review. Sweet caramelly aroma. Deep treacly body. No sign of any "IPA" anywhere. Don’t insult "Baltic" this way - we have enough enemies within, we don’t need people sullying the word from without. Sweet marmitey yeastiness. Just way too sweet and sugary.
SanfordBrewer (1369) - Sanford, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Opaque black with a sudsy tan head. Soft full body with medium carbonation.
Aroma: roast malt, silage, dark crystal malt, herbal hops.
Taste: chocolate, black malt, herbal hop bitterness, earthy flavoring hops like chinook, some citrus tones, and notes of burnt fruitcake.
A great American-style RIS, with nice earthy hops, but could use more aroma hops for a black IPA.
reebtogi (3709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a finger and a half of light tan head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild with pine, chocolate and fruit. Taste is a piney hop bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness and some hints of fruit. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A very interesting brew that deserves to be sampled.
gmonsoon43 (5) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In glass from the bottle. Nice opaque brown color. Light tan/off white head, very thick but dissipates quickly. Head leaves nice lacing down glass as you drink. Strong malt flavor with caramel and roasted flavors. Flavor is full malt at first and then finishes with complex hop flavors and a hint of alcohol. Very nice balance between strong malt and hop flavors.
Nisse666 (3543) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SB cons 2012-10-12 Göteborg
AR: chocolate, coffey, roasted malt, grape,
AP: deep ruby, high frothy steady coffey beige head, great lacings - many layers
F: russit Apples, smokey, roasted malt, chocolate, grape fruit, caramel fudge, some vanilla, funky fruitiness that I usually don’t like but this time ig was very appeling ;)
kseecs16 (1175) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark nearly totally opaque brown and quick effervescence that forms a big foamy light tan head on the beer. Aromatic, nutty, pine, sweet chocolatey malt. Full flavored, malty with the hops presenting mildly. Full roasty bitter finish. Medium bodied with a bit too much carbonation.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours dark with nice big tan brown head. For as long as it was on the shelf seemed very fresh and flavorful. Smells tastes of burnt roastyness toffee hops wood. Pretty good beer not what I expected but I liked it.
LoFi (1432) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark with a dark beige head.
Aroma: sweet licorice, candy and chocolate, nice hoppiness.
Taste: tropical hops like pineapple and peach, sweet red berries, candy and licorice, low bitterness.
This was nice and not really what I expected.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate licorice and caramel aroma with some weak hoppy hints. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with hoppy hints. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate finish.