fidelis83 (2045) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2015 Black pour with a two finger, creamy light brown head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, dry roasted nuts, lactose-like sweetness, orange slice candy, a hint of char and earthy woody notes. Flavor is big roast and sweet toffee, up front, lactose-like sweetness, toasted grains, slightly burnt dry roasted nuts, bitter orange, licorice, dark toasted bread and bitter leafy hops. Heavy body, kinda gloopy feel on entry, quickly drying out and leaving a slightly astringent and chalky finish. Pretty good overall, but I honestly expected much better.
williamstome (1035) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, nice brown head. Aroma is rich and chocolaty, slightly roasty, flavor is dark chocolate, espresso, and a hint of citrus. Delicious.
zach8270 (3628) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark brown pour with a puffy tan head. Very mild aroma, some light roast and cocoa. Not much orange that I could detect. Flavor is sweet at the start with a nice roasted cocoa flavor and dark malts in the middle. Some light sweetness and citrus bitterness on the finish.
radio_nowhere (937) - Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Madrones in Frederick, MD. Served in a tulip glass, deep dark brown with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee, orange peel and fruity note. Taste adds notes of chocolate milk, caramel, dark fruit and earthy hop bitterness. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy with fruity/ashy finish. Nice imperial Baltic porter with faint orangy backing.
mcclainc50 (211) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours inky brown with a decent head the dissipates but leaves moderate lacing. Aroma of malt and chocolate. About chocolate flavor with slight notes of orange, silliness of a barrel aged beer in the aftertaste. One of the better high peaks releases.
BREWMUSKCLES (2313) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
nice licorice and cocoa powerful Baltic type brew, smooth and with a bit of pepper. Laid back by the power of Orange which is not at all strong IE The Orange is not really apparent at first. $8.99 FOR 4 bottles pretenders to the affordable promotion of beer take note.
solidfunk (4547) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
More on the dark chocolate side, with only a light hint of orange. Pours black with some mocha head and lacing. Toasty and a little sense of astringent orange peel. Medium bitter finish. Thick and creamy consistency. Tap for free at whole foods. Thanks, Mr. Foods.
Marybegood (1) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 14, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle bought at High Spirits. Little to no head, nice lacing. Not much aroma going on but I kinda have allergies right now. Not much up front, round, robust, smokey middle and nice bitter finish. I wouldn't buy it again but I'm glad I tried it!
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Iphonephan (3714) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is bold roasted malt with almost a barrel aged character. Flavors of chocolate, a hint of orange and licorice. Nice balance, with the orange and chocolate remaining subtle throughout. Bitter roasted finish.
johnnnniee (2515) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Bruce, thanks for the opportunity!
Solid dark brown with a stingy off white head. Aromas of milk chocolate and caramel with hints of earth. The flavor is mostly caramel and chocolate with a hint of citrus. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a creamy silky mouthfeel. Not a bad beer, but I would have liked a bit of orange as I found almost none.