SudsMcDuff (5660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
merahhbleh!! .. . wow, i did not enjoy this at all .. . deep amber .. .
low foam .. . tastes of disappointment .. . of well, can’t like em all .. . .
reading is so overrated! name one time today you read something..
rumproasts (2588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Very deep brown with one finger head. Not a style I dig, but this is decent. Pretty close to a stout. Intense beer.
sunevdj (3090) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Mikkler & Friend’s Grand Opnening. Pours black. Smells of alcohol. Sweet and very oaky. Aromas of vanilla, alcohol and caramel. Full bodied. Soft carbonation.
superspak (2206) - Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, light char, apple, raisin, coffee, toast, molasses, floral, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted malt flavors with moderate fruitiness. Taste of dark chocolate, coffee, light char, roasted malt, raisin, apple, toast, molasses, floral, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, coffee, light char, light fruits, molasses, floral, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, robustness, and complexity of roasted malt flavors with fruity esters; with minimal cloying sweetness on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Baltic porter. Very nice balance and complexity of robust roasted flavors with fruitiness; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep brown body with a frothy, beige head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of smoke, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, sweet plum, tobacco and alcohol. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Chocolate, coffee, roast taste is balanced with some sweet caramel and a hint of dark fruit. Some peppery alcohol combined with a note of grapefruit bitterness round out the finish.
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Coffee, chocolate, and ash aroma. Dark black with moderate head. Sweet mocha malt and mildly bitter herbal hops flavor. Very nice and easy drinking.
queenholly (2617) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nutty, sweet chocolate, and mocha aroma. Deep mahogany with a small tan head. Black licorice, roasty coffee, sweet chocolate flavor with a light roasty bitter finish. Medium full body, soft carbonation. Nice to get a FFF’s without the predictable signature hop thing that they usually have going on.
Strykzone (4479) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Dark redbrown. A thin feel. Nice malt with roasted notes and chocolate. Some classic hop notes. Deep resonant bitterness. Nice.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has a great bite of hops and alcohol on the finish. Superb malt backbone and great balance of spices. Loved the deep chocolate and roasted notes.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with minimal head as it was poured slowly into a snifter. Smells of roasty, burnt malts and slight coffee. Thick and malty with roasted finish.