Tmoney99 (13161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured dark clear brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt, chocolate and coffee aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium dark sweet flavor with medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex beer.
Scipio (812) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown, actually it could be black, with a beige head. Aroma is more subtle than what I was expecting. Chocolate, licorice, caramel, and a bit of a peppery spice here. Its good, but its really toned down. Things pick up on taste. Lots of chocolate and coffee, with licorice undertones still present. Slightly bitter, full in body, thick oily texture. Quick aftertaste of chocolate and coffee. This is good and I enjoyed this. But I can’t help but think that there could have been more to this.
ccex (1182) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle pours a dark brown with dense tan head and good lacing. Smells of roasted grains and coffee. Aroma is the same, with hints of licorice and chocolate. Taste is on the sweet side with a bit of smoke in the finish. Body is medium without too much carbonation. Has a creamy mouthfeel. A well-done, solid porter, if not as outrageous as the label art.
JaBier (6657) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear brown pour with a huge tan head. Malty and chocolatey nose with some coffee notes. Chocolate malt flavor with raisin character before a roasty finish.
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a dark black brown with a bit of tan head. Smell is great, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, delicious. Palate is ok, body is on the thick side of medium, but carbonation is a bit lacking. Taste is pretty good, at first is some sweetness balanced with a roastiness and a bit of bitterness, this gives way to a roasty and quite bitter aftertaste. A good baltic porter overall but needs more baltic.
arkurzynski (2172) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of the in-laws. Thanks! Deep brown, almost black with light khaki head. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa powder, bakers chocolate, and light sweet pine. Flavor is a rich, complex mixture of roasted malt and coffee, cocoa, semi-sweet chocolate, light vanilla, and mild pine bitterness. Plenty of cocoa, chocolate, and roast malt/coffee in the finish. A bit of dark fruit. Thinner on the palate than expected. More of an imperial porter than a Baltic porter feel. Delicious.
ryecatcher (1291) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours an opaque almost black color with a thick, mocha colored head. Nose is roasty. Mouth is medium-thick, silky. Lots of coffee and and cocoa, hint of toffee too along with some dates and raisins and a bittersweet finish. Sllght warmth, but the 9% really isn’t that noticeable. Another fine offering from Los Tres Floydo’s Cerveceria.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012 Don’t know much about this brew. It looks and smells like an oak aged porter - very minimal head with little retention; oak aged spice smell and taste. This is the best porter I’ve had, hands down, due to the incredible complexity and richness. I can definitely perceive the baltic character (though I do not know how to describe it exactly) - there are dried dark fruit notes, toasted caramel, some alc, and sweetness from all listed. There is also a stable coffee bean and chocolate character. Great balance that brings new aspects to light with each sip. (4.5)
2nd tasting: Not nearly as impressed as I was the first time. Has an odd soda pop flavor that greats the mouth. I am also not getting any oak aging characteristics. (3.2)
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from brewery - beautiful black pour. Strong aromas of coffee and roasted grain. You can feel the kick right away. This is a really good beer. Perhaps it wasn’t the best choice for a tailgate beer, but I wasn’t going to complain.
argo0 (12937) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Medium tan head, cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some caramel, light molasses. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some caramel, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness, chalk.