drfabulous (5567) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overpriced bottle at Freakin Frog. Slight chocolate to this porter. But aroma doesn’t give off chocolate so much as something else. Slight roast. Creamy.
bytemesis (5559) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours opaque black with a large brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee. Flavor is the same plus chocolate and a bit of wood, perhaps a touch of vanilla. Medium sweet, light bitter, light woody astringence. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Nice, but not a lot of taste from the barrels
badlizard (5534) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a thick creamy tan head. Sweet, earthy, and somewhat musty aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and cereal grain; the aroma becomes increasingly phenolic as it warms. Velvety medium bodied palate. Taste of sweet milk chocolate, vanilla, and cereal grain with some notes of plastic and a lightly bitter, slightly oaky finish. Disappointingly, I’m not getting any bourbon out of this one.
Patrickctenchi (5442) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, with a large, foamy, dark tan head.
Chocolate wine...bourbon aroma.
Smoky, barrel and chocolate taste.
Creamy, thick chocolate malt...roasted fudge and a trace of bourbon.
Very rich...almost too sweet, but the smoke reins it back in.
nuplastikk (5369) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml thanks to Elise. Bottled November 2013, opened February 2015..I was a little bit worried about how it would hold up. Thankfully, it has done fine. Wow. Sublime. Easy drinking for the ABV, though you know in the warm sweet aftertaste their is some respectable alcohol. Smooth chocolate tones. This is pretty much an optimum Baltic Porter, with the vanilla bourbon tones throwing it over the top. Creamy, smooth on the palate. This really hit the spot. Great beer. Doughy brown chocolate.
thedm (5281) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was dark malt. The mildly vinous mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a biting mild roasted malt aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of black malt roasted malt wood dark malt and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
Iphonephan (5279) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home on Christmas eve. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of roasted nuts. Flavors of oak, vanilla, bourbon and smoke. Medium to heavy bodied, high carbonation, bitter roasty finish.
AirForceHops (5264) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ The Ale House in Amesbury. Pitch black with lasting tan head that laced the tulip until finish. Aroma is chocolate, oak and light coffee. Taste is chocolate, vanilla and mild espresso notes. The oak is very light and subtle in this brew. Hints of molasses and sugar. Some burnt malts. Body is more on the full side with a drier smooth semi-sweet finish. It’s really good. Just falls short of being great. Well worth a try if you ask me. I would order this again in certain circumstances.
ben4321 (5250) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: Bottle at Nerd Beer Epic Weekend, 1/26/13
Aroma: The nose is roasted mats, bourbon, toast, brown sugar, molasses, and a hint of chocolate
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a light brown head and some drippy lace
Flavor: It has a dry, malty flavor with plenty of roast, and noticeable but not overpowering bourbon
Palate: The body is mid-full, it has an average carbonation, mild heat, and a dry, roasty finish
This one works quite nicely. There’s noticeable bourbon in the right balance with plenty of malt. It isn’t super sweet thanks to some dry, roasty components. Overall, this one is quite good.
JulienHuxley (5203) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at THT. Dark brown pour with tan foam. Aroma is roasty, black pepper, light cocoa, chocolate. Taste is desserty, chocolate cake, light vanilla. Palate is light, a bit light and watery but easy drinking.