CloakedDagger (1813) - - SEP 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 75 cl. Pours an opaque pitch black with a dense, light brown head. Sweet licorice and Bourbon in the nose. Rich body, sweet roasted malts, again licorice and a lovely well balanced Bourbon note. Some dark, dried fruit comes late. No real bitterness. Lovely. 130913
Plovmand (7755) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with a creamy dense beige head. The aroma is bourbon, vanilla, oranges, chocolate and hard roasted malt. The flavor is hard roasted, ripe fruit, licorice, bourbon, vanilla and chocolate. Nice one.
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Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sam’s Quick Stop in Durham. 750ml. Pours a black, opaque with a very small, light tan head. Defined aroma of chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits and roasted malts. Also the bourbon barrel notes came through nicely. The taste is vanilla, chocolate, cocoa powder, raisins, oak and bourbon. The body is medium, the finish is mostly dry. Medium carbonation. Lingering coffee bitterness. Very well done.
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is dark chocolate and soy, however flavor is more bitter black licorice and and black roasted malt. Dark black appearance. Muted thought not subtle strong porter. Someone post a picture for it, very cool label.
kramer (5770) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours a clear very dark brown body with a small Duffy dark brown head that retained as a thin film. The nose is rich and roasty with some chocolate, coffee, and licorice. A light bit of alcohol, but pretty minimal. The flavor is sweet and licorice laced with a chocolaty finish and some light roast. A slight kick of alcohol on the finish, but the sweetness really mutes it. Medium bodied and slightly sticky from the residual sweetness, soft gentle carbonation. Pretty solid Baltic Porter. One of the better beers in the Crooked Line series.
krumbum (923) - truckee, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black completely blocks out the light.. Smells like chocolate. Tastes like rich chocolate slight almost citrus and smoke.
alexsdad06 (8720) - Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from Dutch’s. Pours a dark brown to black color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have soy, an almost briny note, roasted malt, ash, powdery chocolate, dark fruit and only a mild kick from thebbarrel. I almost forgot that it was barrel aged. Good, but not great.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Black, moderate to large foamy dark beige head, nice lacing.   Sweet soy on the nose.   On the tongue its a soft sweet roastiness, slightly dry and chalky, with a sweet soy like background.   Little
bitterness, but also not much dark pitted fruit like I normally associate with the style.   Body and mouthfeel are smooth albeit moderate.   Quick finish, slightly ashy, roasty, but not all that sweet any more.   This one is
not as thick, sweet, or fruity as others.   If I were to have this blind I would be confused as to what it was.   Tiz okay, but not as good as I was hoping.   Ashy finish, soft roasted malts, and very soft cocoa or bakers
chocolate.   Meh... says its aged on Bourbon, I get ZERO of that.   ZZZZZzzzzz.....
mikem409 (1972) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle pours black with a solid tan head nice retention. big toasted and some barrel aroma. taste is rich chocolate and roasted nuts with a nice vanilla barrel kick
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
November 2012 bottle. Pours deep, nearly black brown, slight tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is surprisingly grainy, but that doesn’t carry over to the taste. The taste is very smooth chocolate, light espresso, some cereal, oak, vanilla, bourbon. Light hoppiness. Dry and crisp finish, which is excellent. Real good and easy drinking.