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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Strong full bodied Baltic Porter with coffee and chocolate notes.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
This one poured a darker brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of chocolate, coffee, and dry smke. Flavor was similar, very soft flavors, cannot believe this is 9%. Pretty awesome baltic porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1547) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
On tap at Local Option. Dark brown black pour with a light tan head. Chocolatey coffee aroma. Smooth mouth feel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1193) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bomber from Rayans, with a 3/4/14 bottle date. Pours cola colored with an off-tan head leaving spots of lace. Aroma has chocolate and caramel, with chiles and coffee. Taste is of bakers chocolate, caramel, some roast and lightly spicy chiles. Full bodied and a bit hot. Finishes bittersweet with some length. Tasty, solid brew, with an interesting angle from the chiles. Wonder what some aging would have done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, some coffee notes as well. Flavors of chocolate, heavy roast, light caramel, and coffee. Nice body. Solid porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8026) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle thanks to Roger. Pours very dark brown with brown head. Nose/taste of coffee, toasted cocoa nibs, big earthy hops, pine and dirty espresso. Full bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6027) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
10oz on tap at Neon’s. $7, or $6 during their Happy Hour. Pitch-black color. Good thin light brown head.- Leaves great, thicker lace. Huge big roast malt aroma up front. Awesome, big earthy hop character. Dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, hint of coffee. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Great chewiness. Moderate to bigger bitter taste. Moderate sweet. Just a very light mildly spicy hoppy bite in the ned, a good long roasty earthy hoppy finish. Hint of smoke. Fantastic, hoppy baltic porter. Very enjoyable. Was tempted to give a way higher score throughout the first part of my pour, but this doesn’t get any better in the second half... A little more sweetness comes out as it warms up, ended up lowering Taste from 8 to 7 by the end. A very enjoyable experience overall, though. A pleasure to get the opportunity to finally try this (Neon’s had been teasing about it for a week). I was wondering if this was a cellared keg or what, but this tastes pretty fresh (quite hoppy)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OPIE788 (313) - Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2014
Draft. Very dark brown with a light tan head. Bitter chocolate aroma. Mostly coffee coffee flavor, but damn is that good coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (629) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bomber shared with SHERM1016....pours dark dark brown with red hue. Thin head. Nose and taste is chocolate / espresso. Appropriate mouth feel for a porter with that ’dirty’ feel that differentiates porters and stout. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1127) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2014
22oz bottle shared by dwm1034. Thanks! Pours a deep, dark brown color with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma is roasty, coffee, chocolate. Medium on the palate with lively carbonation. Flavor is bittersweet, coffee, chocolate, a little nutty, a little smokey, with a bitter coffee finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 23, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Keith! Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and fruit. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and alcohol. Nice.


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