Ratman197 (7618) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy brown head. Aromas of graininess, bakers cocoa, oak, light prune and light anise. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of graininess, earthiness, cocoa and light oak with a smooth lingering woody cocoa finish.
rayOfBeer (545) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap: black pour with large, creamy tan head. Aroma has sour milk and cherry tartness on the nose with some coffee roast, brown sugar, and charred wood with a touch of bourbon. Flavor has a creamy sweet-tartness with cherry, caramel, and barnyard funk, running into a bit of bourbon and wood. Startlingly tart at first, the flavor increases as it warms and I found it easy to drink.
niftyplace (12) - - MAY 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Outstanding!! Nice run. Hope they continue this one. Pours a beautiful dark molasses color, gorgeous tan creamy head. Rich espresso, dark chocolate, and malty flavor. One of the best ever -- and great 750ml bottle with champagne style cork and cage. Very cool. Sea Legs from Utah. Too funny.
ngeunit1 (1544) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Dark black with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, coffee, a bit of dark fruit, and a bit of booze.
T - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, coffee, molasses, a bit of dark fruit, and a bit of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a roasted, sweet, and warming finish.
D - Great barrel aged baltic porter. Good balance and mouthfeel.
Braudog (5026) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
As I inch up on 5000 with some stellar beers ... here’s another beauty. Dark, brooding. The aroma is pure sexuality .. rich with dark fruit, and even a little bit smoke. This is an amazing drink, as well. Full-bodied, a bit ashy, but rife with rich, roiling flavors of chocolate, raisin, rye, coffee, and any other rich, dark flavor you can think of. Brilliant. (#4999, 5/2/2013)
anders37 (12738) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Pizza Port Ocean Beach, Ocean Beach, CA. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and bourbon aroma. Roasted malty bourbon and chocolate flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty bourbon and chocolate finish.
dhunter151 (210) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a tan head. Sweet molasses really stands out but also chocolate, vanilla and a hint of coffee. Not very bitter at all. Mostly sweet.
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BMan1113VR (7379) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Bottled on 12/04/12). Pours with a black hued body with a large brown head. Good retention and lace. Aromas are of roasty, dark fruit esters (plum, dates), light licorice, deep chocolate, dusty wood, light oak, minimal bourbon, vanilla. More oak than bourbon. Flavors are oaky, licorice, under ripe plums, roasty tobacco, ashy roast, moderately bready malt. Barrel character is low for a bourbon barrel aged baltic porter. Very high carbonation, medium to full bodied, warming.
JohnnyJ (3532) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at oakquinox 2013. Dark brown, near black pour, with a light tan head. Chocolate, roast, earthy, molasses, light notes of coffee and plum, and light bourbon vanilla. Pretty good, but the barrel character was not pronounced.
gpekar (450) - Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a very dark brown, but clear enough to see some carbonation bubbles rising up along the edges of the glass. There was a tall thick and creamy tan head that lasted well and gave some light lacing. There are many different aromas and flavors to this beer, but the key things is mild and a nice blending of those. In the aroma there is chocolate, a light tartness, a hint of wine, vanilla and light bourbon. In the flavor chocolate was the primary flavor initially. There was a roasted smokiness, a touch of a mettalic taste, light vanilla and light bourbon. All the aromas and flavors were balanced very well to make a nice smooth drinking beer. The alcohol was hidden very well, just giving a nice pleasurable flavor.