Scopey (8544) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from BrewDog online. It pours very dark brown with a bubbly tan head. The nose is cola, caramel, liquorice, roasted malt, toast and a touch of smoke. The taste is bitter-sweet, roasted malt, pretty big on the liquorice, coffee, cola, decent bitterness, spice, earth and a touch of alcohol warmth in the background. Finish is bitter-sweet. Medium body and pretty harsh, fizzy carbonation. Not particularly complex, but tasty nonetheless. Carbonation does spoil it slightly however...
DoubleEh (12) - - DEC 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a black brown with very slight hints of amber, large frothy head that dissipated quickly. Not much lacing to note. Mostly Coffee and chocolate malt in the nose... Little bit of licorice there. Taste is chocolate and licorice up front giving way to a bitter coffee and a little bit of booze. Medium bodied, a little over carbed I thought ... Think it would have been nice as a nitro but still very smooth and drinkable. Overall a great beer
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stantheman (732) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 16 oz can. Pitch black, with a generous tan head. Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts on the nose. Taste-wise its sweet malts, suggestive of fruits. A very satisfying porter; good to the last drop. It left me wanting more!
tomthompson89 (1926) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark pour with nice beige creamy foam. nose is sweet roast malts. flavor is similar with a touch of alcohol and highly drinkable.great beer. Hand with Northyorksammy
Sammy (9350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A serviceable Baltic Porter, picked up fresh recent trip to PA. Pours a bit thick with a bittersweet chocolate scent. Above average mouthfeel. Very drinkable, a little bitter it could use more, a nice roasting. Nice drinkability,
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Chicago Beer Fest í12. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma has lots of rich chocolate with a light milky and dark bittersweetness, a moderate roast, a good amount of dark fruits with some licorice, nuts, and a light earth. Flavor is similar. Roasts and licorice up front with some creamy chocolates and nuts in the middle. A few dark fruit notes towards the end as this finishes smooth and clean with a light, earthy and roasty bitterness as well as a good amount of rich chocolates. Lengthy aftertaste following a very smooth, medium body and a creamy, moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid Baltic Porter. Nice chocolates, roasts, and dark fruits with a balanced, easy drinking body and a clean finish. Good one.
KeefOz (1100) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an opaque black colour. Upon the first pour the beer had a 15-20cm tall foamy tan coloured head that slowly diminished to a four-finger thick head and that was maintained until the can was emptied. The head then diminished to a thin bubble line covering the entire surface of the beer. Lacing was absent. Low carbonation. Initially the aroma was strongly of roasted grain but once used to this the subtle liquorice aroma came out as did a hint of chocolate. Taste was similar Ė initially dominated by bitter, heavy, roasted grain but again once used to this the subtle but sweet liquorice flavour came through. Medium body. First up I didnít like it but once over the roasted grains and the beer has a bit of warmth on it the flavours are more pronounced. A good drop!
Cuso (5756) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from brewdog.com. Very dark brown color with huge light brown head. Roasted malt, coffee, licorice, dark chocolate in aroma. Taste, roasted malt, milk chocolate, ash, licorice, alcohol. Long, strong coffee bitter finish. Tasty.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Can) Pours a dark brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, toffee, and dark fruit. Flavor of roasted malt, nuts, caramel, prunes, raisins, and grass.
vtafro (4544) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Black pour with tan head. Roasted dark malts tones very bitter and dry finish with a bit of licorice.