adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Tap and Handle Fort Collins. Pours a deep brown appearance with a thin brown head. Anise, dark chocolate, cola, light toffee aroma. A bit thin, dark chocolate, cola gummy, vanilla, dull earthy flavor. Drinkable but boring.
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Beer Revolution, Oakland, CA. Pours a deep ruby brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with weak toffee hints. Roasted malty caramel flavor with weak hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I think this one sat too long. The coconut and almond notes were long gone. What I was left with was a pleasant if unremarkable Baltic Porter that my beer companion called too watery. I thought it was fine. Just needed something extra.
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a dark tan head. Toasted malt and light mineral aroma. Toasted malt and light nutty flavor. Medium bodied. Toasted malt and light nuttiness lingers with light mineral notes.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Reno’s East. Finally somebody nailed down the almond joy flavor. Nice chocolate upfront that blends in to a coconut finish with a bit of chew. Also some malty nut flavors as well. Delicious.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Deep ruddy orange-red body, thin beige head. Nose of grape, raisin, and toast, tart and sweet. Unusually sweet, fruity, nutty, toasty body, almost syrupy, like grape cough syrup. A sticky mess and a big whiff.
mikem409 (1982) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at crunchys. pours black with coconut white head. big roasted aroma slight vanilla. taste had little coconut but lots chocolate
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear light brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate and toast malt, nutty, light coconut notes, dates and plums. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, almond and coconut notes with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap. Pours with a deep reddish highlighted deep brown hued body with a large and lasting, foamy brown head with good retention and lace. Aromas are nutty, coconut, cola, licorice, dark fruits, chocolate, dry, earthy. Clean, no esters. Flavors are nutty, malty, chocolate, toasty, coconut, restrained roast, rounded and soft malt character. Medium to light clean bitterness. Clean ester wise, low alcohol and some cereal. Clean, medium heat, medium dryness, lower carbonation with a fuller mouthfeel.
DePox1234 (2) - Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Attended a Tap Take Over at Crunchy’s in East Lansing. The style was true to form. Full bodied, roasted notes of chocolate, coffee, and scary smooth at 7.3%.
This beer got better as it warmed towards room temp.
The coconut note began to make its appearance to give this Baltic Porter a tremendous finish. A true Joy Ride!