johnnnniee (2833) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I will take a wild guess here and say that this is the first Baltic Porter Iíve enjoyed out of a can. Well it was packaged in a can, but I poured it into a glass, this time anyways. Smells of coffee and chocolate mostly with the coffee being the dominant aroma. Light earth, ash, light dark fruit and a touch of alcohol round out the nose. The flavor is sweet with caramel and burnt sugar , a hint of chocolate and a burro load of Juan Valdez. Light ethanol flavor and a touch of dark pitted fruit flavor add a hint of complexity. Medium to thick body with a creamy but coarse mouthfeel and a light level of carbonation. This is a nice porter if you like a coffee bomb.
GODiSSOUTHERN (389) - Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sharp taste of coffee grounds. Smooth chocolate undertones in the back. Definitely a strong hopping on this one too. Pretty intense and interesting.
Tauroe (2) - Saco, Maine, USA - FEB 7, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick coffee taste with a smooth chocolate finish. Goes down smooth. Very drinkable
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VALIS (229) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown pour, lots of head and lacing. Smell of chocolate and especially coffee -- lighter roasted coffee than youíll usually smell in beer (kind of like Newmanís Own if youíve ever had that). Bitter taste, fair amount of carbonation, alcohol is masked well.
r464 (2034) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with a thick tan head. Punchy, roasty malt. Hints of coffee, cocoa, vanilla. Smooth, long finish. Very nice. The alcohol strength is well hidden.
Chadquest (37) - Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Coffee on the nose, but not overpowering, roasted malts.
dark brown body with misc lacing
flavors are brown sugar up front with latte and a burnt sugar cookie taste
mouthfeel is medium carb and body
callmemickey (3566) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black body, massive pale tan head, dense lacing. Intense coffee, underlying chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is a bit charred, a bit abrasive. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, some bitterness and earth in the finish.
jhamp9 (1276) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a thick beige head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, caramel, and sugar cookies. Taste is bitter coffee, milk chocolate, some alcohol, and a little vanilla. A little chalky on the palate. Really good overall.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best before July 10, 2013.
Appearance: The body appears black in the glass, but pours a clear chestnut that shows through the edges. The head is tall, taking up half of the glass after a moderate pour while forming a messy uneven tan head leaving lots of lacing on the glass.
Aroma: The aroma is fantastic, itís reminiscent of a mocha espresso shot that leans dry with a touch of nuts in the aroma.
Taste: The intro isnít shy about the coffee at all. The espresso flavors are strong, even slightly astringent, making it hard to determine what else is here on the first sip. On the second sip the coffee is still dominate, but I can pick up slightly dark and bitter leaning cocoa with alcohol showing on the finish that lingers of coffee and dries out. This isnít balanced, but itís certainly enjoyable.
Palate: Medium to full bodied with some carbonation noted.
Overall: I like 3Beans, but the coffee is just too much here. I would like a bit more balance with a little more chocolate flavors and it couldnít hurt to mask the alcohol a bit better. This is a good beer, but $14 is high for a 4 pack. I have 3 more though that I think will settle down beautifully in a year or so.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of chewy molasses, vanilla wafers, and cappuccino. Pours deep brown with a medium brown head. Taste is very nice and bitter. Sharp dry coffee up front and a smooth vanilla cookie as it sits in the mouth. Nice malty fruits underneath. Very pleasant.