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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Strong full bodied Baltic Porter with coffee and chocolate notes.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
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..

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
bottle. Very deep brown with one finger head. Not a style I dig, but this is decent. Pretty close to a stout. Intense beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (3090) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2206) - Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (2617) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4479) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
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.


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