artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared at Founders KBS release. Smells of malts. Tastes like hickory smoked bacon. Yumm.
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Frank (2224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very smokey and not much else honestly but still good. Sweet with a nice creamy texture. Kinda fruity and raisiny. Decent but I kinda wish it wasn’t so strong as it does not have flavor to match.
Iphonephan (2260) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at ChurchKey DC during the Craft Brewers Conference. Pours black with a tan head. Smoky aroma. Toasted oak flavors. Quite rich for a lager. NIce.
Westchesterco (682) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
toast, earthy, coffee, Dark brown , medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, long finish, bitter,
nuplastikk (3831) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle shared by MrPickles. Firmly entreched in Rauch, but also has the depth of the Baltic Porter tones. Big specialty malt tones. Woody, nutty, smoky cherry malt tones. Mellow in mouthfeel despite the sugary richness.
arkurzynski (1292) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from portableparty. Deep, dark cola brown pour with khaki head. Nose is a nice mix of salty smoke and sweet cherry-type smoke along with refined roast malt, cocoa powder, and faint fruit esters. Flavor is a gentle salty/sweet smoke mix, bittersweet chocolate, soft roasted malt, and some mild dark fruit. Lingering bittersweet chocolate, and to a lesser extent, charcoal. A nice smoked porter, but not very Baltic.
mcberko (4844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of moderate smoked malts, some vanilla, cocoa, and some roasted malts. Flavour of fairly intense smoke, roasted malts and cocoa. The smoke becomes a lot mellower the more you drink. Easily drinkable and smooth on the palate. No hint of the 9.5% ABV. Good stuff.
DCLawyer (1168) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
400th rating, and a good one for it. 750ml into a snifter. pours a deep brown with frothy tan head. aroma is smoke and roasted malt, some peat. Tastes of coffee, roasted malt, smoke. Nicely balanced. Excellent.
mikedR (741) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful barrel-aged porter. Deep black pour with minimal froth. At first, there is a bourbony flavor, which goes downs bit hot. Afterwards, a really nice smokiness lingers that turns out to have been around the entire time. Aroma is a feint smokiness as well -- almost liquid smoke like. This is BBQ in a bottle!
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eddy5335 (45) - Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle. Pitch black, with a white/smokey white head. Aroma is smoke malts, campfire smoke like, roasted, sweet malts, some vanilla. Taste follows the nose almost perfectly. The way the smoke flavors mingle with the malt characteristics is extremely well balanced. Nice slightly dry finish. Overall for me almost as good as Left Hand’s Smokejumper, but extremely well done! Cheers!