dogfishho (557) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pits a viscous opaque black with a khaki head. The aroma is a bit thin but nice and chocolately and roasty. The palate is chewy and rich with chocolate flavors and some stone fruit coming through strongly. Delicious.
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VRH (37) - Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 Pours a reddish brown black with a chocolatey brown frothy head. Dark roasted malt aromas mingle with coffee, bitter chocolate, sweet raisins, molasses, & spice; some soy sauce aromas as it warms . Chocolate flavours are right up front on the palate with some toffee, followed by smoky roasted flavours with dark chocolate & coffee. Smooth & medium to full bodied, the creamy mouthfeel finishes into a crisp dry celery & grass. Smoke & celery linger with mild bitterness & hints of vanilla on the finish.
Deliciously complex, this beverage is beautifully crafted with excellence -- thoroughly enjoyable. Cheers!
brystmar (977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dry as hell, dark and roasty. Chocolate and roasted malt; plenty of good stuff going on here. Heart.
yumyum (207) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 vintage. Top notch Baltic. Very smooth, roasty, dark fruits. Alcohol a no factor it was so smooth and easy. Perhaps a slight edge to 3mís Baltic but this is very good and I would seek it out again
umich03jm (1309) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours black with a nice medium head that fades quickly and collects at the edges. Somewhat rich aroma of chocolate cake, raisins, dark roasted coffee, pretzels, and very light smoke. Taste has a light lactose sweetness but bitter coffee and dark chocolate take over quickly. Finishes with a very light raisin tartness and lots of bitter roasted coffee. Medium body, oily mouthfeel that coats the palate really well. As it warms, I start getting some tobacco and soy sauce flavors. Overall, this drinks more like an Imperial stout than a Baltic porter. A nice complex and rich porter.
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks great. Pours black with a dark brown head. Nose of dark chocolate and french roast coffee. A bit of dark fruit as well. Roasted coffee and rich dark chocolate flavors hit the palate first. The roasted malts add a touch of bitterness and earthy notes. Hint of booze. Finishes dry. Overall Iím really impressed by this beer. I was expecting a lot and was not let down. Looks great, smells delicious, bold flavors. You canít ask for much more.
keanex (1134) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pitch black body with a towering dense brown head, excellent retention. Overall great presentation.
Aroma: Creamy milk chocolate stands out with some dark fruits. The aroma is restrained though and thereís even slight alcohol showing.
Taste: The intro is a bit bland, but after that the flavors of semi-sweet chocolate and coffee greet the tongue with a dark fruit backing with the finish lingering a tad of coffee.
Palate: Creamy smooth body with soft to slightly sharp carbonation.
Overall: This is a great porter, though I wish the aroma had more strength. This is an excellent value and is definitely worth picking up.
Malty_MacHops (630) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Top notch. The nose is a medley of dark fruit, light leather, and roast malt sweetness. Deep black with a syrupy thick tan head. Bittersweet with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit (figs?). Full bodied, warming, and slightly oily with a bittersweet finish.
solidfunk (2587) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours thick and black. Nice head, good lacing. Aroma of coffee, roast malt and nut. Creamy texture with some lactose aromas a guide. Finishes sweet and sour, in good balance with light bitterness. Light carbonation. Tap at Blue Monk.
mikedR (728) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very, very nice. Seems BA, but isn't. As a porter, it's thick -- almost stout like. Nice chocolate aroma.
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