TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Almost-opaque black. Persistent mocha froth holds beautifully. Very sweet nose of wort, paint, soy sauce, cola, lactose, overripe plums, and stewed black cherries. Suggestive butter toffee, vanilla taffy, coconut, and licorice. Some vegetal notes poking through, as well. Snug but fuzzy carbonation. Initially tangy with metallic malt coupling with overripe plum sweetness and cooked tomatoes. Quite worty, and severely dull, consequently, as soggy, day-old breakfast cereal blends with flabby sugars to render any vivid malt remnants utterly lifeless. Worty to the point of resembling dog food, as well. Medicinal effect is apparent from the combination of higher alcohols and pervasive overripe dark fruits. Dusting of tannins gently brush the tongue, but quickly give way to a scorched wood and stale coffee grounds huskiness. Severely muddled, throughout. Finishes perpetually sugar-laden and unfinished, with a profound absence of malt definition and sturdiness of structure. A clear miss for Uinta, as this is quite the sugar and soy sauce bomb, with a host of other flaws piled on for good measure. Almost too undrinkable to analyze. A rather foul concoction.
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015-08-26. Back body with a small tan head. 3+ Aroma of dusty dry malt, light roast and herbal notes. Flavour is interesting, dark malt, light herbal licorice touch, moderate dusty dark malt. Average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. Solid but the base malt is not quite rich enough for my taste today. Bottle cellared several months from Ye Old Spirit Shop, Frederick, MD.
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trevor211 (1437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cola brown. Tinny cookie dough on the nose. Dilute, meh porter. Hints of something decent, but that’s about it. Hints. (Lies!)
Arve_Christian (3963) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On 75cl bottle with Alexcg. Dark color, good foam. Medium/ high aroma intensity; roasted, malt, dried fruits & some
Licorice. Medium/ full body & high complexity. A little on the sweet side-
Some bitterness. Very enjoyable
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visionthing (3683) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle shared by Alexcg, thanks! Pours dark brown with a modest beige head. Aroma of roasted malt with hints of bourbon, wood, spices and caramel. Medium sweet with nice, quite complex and rather flavourful with a mild bitterness. Fairly unusual, but quite tasty Baltic porter.
high_on_hops (795) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a solid black with a tan head and lacing. It has a complex aroma of chocolate, bourbon, and some coffee and smoke. It has a mild flavor of chocolate and bourbon up front with a chocolate, bourbon, and smokey finish over a medium-heavy body.
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Turtles (615) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml from Systembolaget. Black with a creamy white head. Rosted malt aroma, dark chocolate, cream. Smooth mouthfeel mild aroma. Rosted maltw
Coffee and fudge.
BeerRenter76 (303) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Copious amount of lace left around the glass as it goes down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with lots of bourbon, hints of dark fruit, and cocoa flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty and woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer, certainly worth a try."
tmongoose (1726) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 shared poured a medium to dark brown with off white head. nice roasted malt nose along with the bourbon barrel and vanilla notes. the flavor was really good and as in the description the body is medium light which played perfectly with all the flavors. lots of bourbon, oak vanilla, roasted malts and chocolate. nicely balanced and delicious.
sudomorph (929) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11/22/12 750ml bottle. Pours a near black with a thin, tan head. Aroma has great notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, slight dark fruits, coffee, licorice, molasses, and peanut shells. Taste is balanced with awesome notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, and a lingering, slightly smoky ending. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a bone dry finish. Overall a great beer. Smooth roast, coffee, slight dark fruits, and a long finish.
katrinaez (618) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma has smoked almond and flowers. Odd, but true. Taste is too bitter, the Porter is missing a little balance in itself for the barrel aging and flavor. The mouth feel had a smoking burnt residual thing going on. A little claggy. Half of me loves this and half of me wants to pitch it because of the oddities going on. Whatever these are aged in are burned chicory and oak. Bottle.