j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in the Three Floyd’s pub on Dark Lord Day. Pours a ruby hued black with a thick tan head. Gorgeous. Spicy roast and wheat toast. Medium body, some mineral tones, a bit of roast. Thinner and a little emptier than expected. Large roast finish.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Roasted malt and slightly piney nose. Pours a nearly opaque dark brown; creamy off-white head never fully dissipates. Roast malt is the most prominent flavor attributes with a bit of chocolate some hop spiciness supporting. A hint of dried fruit makes an appearance. Smooth and creamy palate. Not as sweet or alcohol-ish as I typically expect from a Baltic porter. Still a plenty nice beer though, just not my idea of what a Baltic porter ought to taste like.
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this on draft at 3 Floyd’s a few days before DLD weekend. Pretty dark -- seemed black in the dim light at the brewpub with a brown head and nice lacing. Bready & grainy aroma that didn’t seem very strong to me. A bit of chocolate and malt notes in the flavor with a definite alcohol presence. Full bodied, lightly carbonated -- leaves a chalky cocoa finish that combines with a bit of alcohol taste. Not real smooth enough to drink more than one, but if you don’t mind the alcohol aftertaste it’s OK as a sipping beer.
drfabulous (4192) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at Dark Lord Day. Creamy porter with roast flavor. Deep brown color. Very enjoyable.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish-brown pour with a brown head. Nice roasted malt aroma and chocolate. The taste was roasted malt, chocolate, deliscious. Very smooth beer. Easy and so enjoyable to drink. Nice lacing.
sendyonkmail (9) - calumet city, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent baltic porter. Very nice black with small tan head. A little dry going down, but after a while the smooth mouth feel gives you a velvet coating. Nice chocolate flavors, slight alcohol finish. Good
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is soft chocolate with tiny backbone of bitterness. flavor is possibly alcohol esters producing grape and raspberry amongst bakers unsweetened cocoa. mouthfeel is a 5 - utterly coating and clinging like silky velvet, i credit the booze to some extent. booze and esters creep into aroma in time. defined alcohol and lack of excessive (american) hopping make this really classy and put it in the realm of drunk monk: traditional styles done without any kind of spin and evident of the brewers reverence for tradition.
Block (1520) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted with coffee dominating. A nice bitter alcoholic finish.
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Light on the nose IMO. Probably due to beer temp and me having a cold. Though some obvious coffee. A - Looks very viscous and oily into $5 tulip. Short brown head. Drippy lacing. Black. Black BLACK. Ruby toward bottom of glass. F - Chocolate, tar, caramel, and coffee. No heavy dark fruits, but seems citrus-fruity in a hoppy sense. P - Slick and heavy mouthfeel, with a great dose of bitter on finish. Signature hops, maybe. Full bodied, yet still quite drinkable. O - I liked this plenty. Great offering from 3F. Big enough. Not very boozy to me. A side by side would be great, but otherwise, this kicks Killer Kowslaki’s ass in my book.
HonkeyBra (3527) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at 3F brewpub. Black pour with thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, a bit of dusty lager yeast. Flavor is chocolate, some coffee notes, dry. Pretty spot on for a baltic porter, which is becoming one of my favorite styles. A bit of a chalky mouthfeel, finishes dry. Loved this one.