beerbastard (679) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with a great tan head. Loaded with a big chocolate nose with a background of cherries and dark fruits. Full creamy palate. Intense roasted malts mixed with bitter chocolate. Bourbon far in the background. A mellow sweetness with full developed flavors. Very enjoyable.
AirForceHops (3101) - 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.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black with a huge mocha head. Aroma is wood and dark booze. Taste is burnt chocolate with lots of smoothing vanilla. Lots of residual sweetness.
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Large brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla/Bourbon, some wood, milk chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, vanilla/oak/Bourbon, some milk chocolate. Smooth medium body, some stickiness.
IrishBoy (3822) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Imbibe Wine. Nose is chocolate, vanilla, with hints of roast, bourbon, and coconut. Black with a big, heavy lacing beige head. Flavor is peppery, light bitterness and sweetness, with a very light bit of bourbon. Good but not great as the barrel characteristics are not very pronounced.
Ratman197 (9664) - 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.
kramer (4896) - 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.
jsquire (3423) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with a foamy brown head. Lots of chocolate in the nose. Flavors of chocolate, ripe fruit, raisin with some caramel sweetness and warming alcohol. Some oak and vanilla flavors. This is a smooth, rich beer.
MadRobin (1886) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 5 oz. taster at Escondido Ale House in Escondido, CA.
Opaque, brown-black with a khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, oak, leather, figs, anise and chocolate.
Taste of roasted malt, molasses, chocolate, citrus, anise, chocolate, vanilla and oak.
Very full body and low carbonization.
Richer and hoppier than a typical Baltic porter.
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CardsFan25 (60) - - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap it was a dark pour with about a half inch of tan head. Vanilla, malt, and slight chocolate aroma. Little vanilla taste but plenty of malt. Mild bouron taste from the middle to end.