RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle via trade with decaturstevo. Aroma: Light cream aroma, chocolate, coffee, sweet malt, and a light sour fruitiness. Appearance: Pours black, but shows ruby highlights when held to the light. Light tan head was very full and frothy with great retention. Great lacing. Flavor: Deep maltiness with some coffee and chocolate, light smoke, a moderate sourness, and a touch of dark fruitiness. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: Good beer. Lacking a bit in mouthfeel. Not as full as I would have liked. Also, would have preferred a little more sweetness. Still, good stuff.
JK (5743) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Suttree for this bottle. It doesnít have the depth of the baltic porter, but the same heavy palate is there. Aroma much like an oatmeal stout. Flavor has light smoke and rare roast beef as well as popcorn. Black and oily appearance.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Pours a super dark red. Foamy tan head. Nose of light coco, chalky, liquorish and sour. Flavor follows, sour and rotten vege. Probably a bad bottle, although it looks like itís happen to others as well.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Thanks for the bottle Ross! Pours deep, deep brown and a frothy, beige head that lasts. Leaves nice lace. Aroma is full on metal, sour milk, with the malt screaming to get through. Lots of wet cardboard and leather too. Sweet, metallic flavour, like I am chewing on a metal pipe covered in coffee. Very lactic, milky and sour. Ahh shit ní piss, what the hell, this is just shashed ass in a bottle. Thanks for sending it Ross. Iíll have to re-rate when I get the chance.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, frothy head. Aroma is chocolate, cream, milk. Taste is lots of roasted malt, which imparts a nice bitterness as well. Light sourness, slightly dry. Great soft body, approachable. Finish is roasty, short.
guzzler67 (1666) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown appearance with a medium sized, mocha colored head. Acerbic, roasted malt aroma that takes on characteristics of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Sweet malt taste that is a tad cloying; chocolate and caramel prevail along with almonds. Sweet, smooth, long lasting finish. (thanks to vikingsman69 for the bottle)
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 8, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle, thanks ernest.
dark brown with a gray lasting head. aroma is roast, enamel, salt air. papery sawdust flavor with cotton, watered coffee, and a popsicle stick. metallic finish, like copper.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of chocolate, nuts and roasty malt. Tastes of cocoa, cream, coffee and chocolate. Not bad.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 7, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle. Black with a tan head. Lactic sour nose with vegetal hints, gets much better as it warms, becomes a peanut butter cup scent. Really strange, but pleasant. Biting coffeelike flavor followed by a slightly sour finish. Something is off here - this was actually a rerate. The first bottle I shared with gputty was very bad, but this is better. Still, off somehow.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle nice dark, small hint of carbonation. Head was slight, of light brown sugar color. Aroma was of milk chocolates, coffee, malt and liqour. Tastes of light chocolates infused with a bit of sourness. Not really sweet IMO. Not the best stout I had, but fairly drinkable. No comparison with DRís Baltic Porter.