devman171 (949) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, aroma is rich roasted malt and pine resin. Taste is nice roast and a bitter dry finish, medium bodied, sessionable
wesyates (55) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark stout black almost reminiscent of a stout but more lagerish (that sounds off but it is a porter). Not as much coffee/chocolate tones, still pesent. Dryer than you would expect. Hoppy but not overwhelming. Sour but not harsh. Almost black cherry-like in its sourness - especially in the aftertaste. Almost no head from the bottle which I think is good. The flavor offsets the alcohol very well.
woodychevy (349) - - JAN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared a bottle on the Zillie’s deck- kudos to them for amazing selection for a tiny town. Pours a dark brown and almost completely flat- lack of any head is a bit off putting. Nose is dark chocolate and earthy notes. Taste is super mellow- perfect for sipping on a chilly winter night. Definite sour notes in there- almost like a good sourdough. Cherry sweetness and almost no bitterness- but still well balanced. Solid, solid beer. The fact that it is bottom fermented adds to interest factor- can’t judge this book by it’s cover. Taste definitely changes as beer warms to room temp- like getting two beers in one bottle. Alcohol is almost too much- little bit reminiscent of a nice port.
ttroha (245) - Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Aroma of chocolate and malts. Taste of chocolate, malt and oak. Great, great beer.
JHeath99 (903) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours dark opaque black with a thin layer of toffee colored head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste of coffee, chocolate, and roasty goodness.
scotchzombie (325) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours fizzy into a very dark brown with a tan head that resolves quickly to a tiny rim - leaving a glossy oil slick. Aroma is earthy malts and nuts - slightly sour. Just a hint of chocolate. Taste has real depth. Roasted malts give way to chocolate with coffee and a pervasive booze-backed sourness that lingers through the finish and beyond. The effect truly approximates the flavor of sour cherries. As this beer warms these flavors really open up. This makes for a distinctive beer with some real craft. Very enjoyable!
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Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smells of unsweetened dark chocolate. Pours a nightly black with little to no head. So smooth! You get the roasted/smoked taste with a silky smooth finish. This brew lives up to all of its expectations and more!
fletchfighters (1056) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355 ML bottle
Black with a tad of ruby at the top. Just a collar of light brown head. Some spotty lacing.
Great nose. Chocolate brownie, caramel dark fruits, licorice, somewhat port like, and lots of roasted malts.
Lots of roast, bitter chocolate, earthy oak notes, coffee, slightly sour, and dark fruits. Nice stuff
Medium bodied, still chewy though, light carbonation. Great example of the style
harrymel (1496) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
No notches for dating.
A: pours a black ale with a single finger of fine, mocha head which dissipates to a thin and broken film. Spotty lacing.
S: Oh yes, this I like. malt, molasses, caramel, anise, licorice, brown sugar, chewy nose. Thick and delicious. Chocolate covered cherries.
T: Roasted malts, dark fruits, raisin. Graham. cocoa. sweet malts. did I mention the dark, sweet, complex and difficult to articulate malts? Long flavor finish for minutes on end. This is great, nitro would be insane. Chocolate covered bing cherry.
M: Medium body with high carb for the style. Dry finish.
O: Fantastic brew. Likely among my favorite baltic porters. Wish the carb was just a hare lower.
Serving type: bottle
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured black with a very minimal tan head. On the nose hints of chocolate, coffee and sweetness. On the tongue dark roasty malts, finishes with a smoothness and a small alcohol bite.