brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown color with a khaki head. The nose is roasted malt, dark fruit, and some mild licorice. I get a bit of coffee, maybe a little bit of chocolate and grain sweetness. Light bitterness on the palate, presumably from the roasted malt. Licorice, burnt sugar, and dark fruits give some sweetness.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a deep black with a large dark tan head. Chocolate hits the nose just from pouring, followed by dark fruit up close and a bit of cardboard. Medium bodied, sweet and roasty up front, moves into a bit of bitter cocoa with warm alcohol. Cocoa, roast, chocolate pudding, dark stone fruits. Finishes up with some lingering cocoa bitterness and a faint hint of sweetness and chocolate. Tasty.
GT2 (6997) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can shared on the RBSG bus. Clear, deep coffee brown pour. Low carbonation. Nose is coffee, roast, bitter malt husk, sweet lemon tea, cherry juice box. Taste is bitter, cocoa, malted milkballs, dark chocolate, tangy. Very earthy and dirty. Tart palate.
reebtogi (3705) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
473ml can pours dark brown in color with some hints of red when held to a light source with a finger and a half of beige head that settles quite quickly leaving some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts with hints of licorice. Taste is malty sweet with some roast bitterness and licorice and an earthy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation leaving a nice tingle on the palate. A rather enjoyable brew that is best when sipped slowly.
Torontoblue (64) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can with a BB of April 2012. Pours a dark brown, flat & zero head. Aroma of coffee grounds, licquorice, dark chocolate, molasses, bready, dark malt. Taste is nice roasted malt, bitter licquorice, rich dark fruits (prune, fig, raisin), slight dark chocolate flavours too. Medium bodied mouthfeel leading to a longish, coffee bitter finish. A little on the light side for a Baltic Porter, but still an enjoyable quaff.
Arayaga2 (1709) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks like coffee with a rich brown color with a thin brown head. Aroma and taste are both coffee with a rich treacle edge. Well done, and not really what I expected from a BP. $3.5/16oz
odinstyr (499) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a lively tan head. Smells of licorice, anise, cough syrup, bread, nuts. Taste is mildly bitter and sweet, with a kick of licorice to it, profound but not overwhelming
Nocturne (546) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at PSBH, Manchester. Black with a light brown head. Taste and aroma are big on coffee, charcoal, liquorice and tobacco. There’s also some of that meaty umami character these beers seem to feature. Thick and almost chewy mouthfeel which can make it tough to work through, but by the end of the glass I was satisfied.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tall boy can. pours black with a tan head. licorice and roast nose with some light hop aromas. med to full body with chocolate malts, roast, coffee, licorice and spices. light citrus bitterness. sweet and roasty finish with more licorice and anise. overall too sweet for me.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JUL 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, from Firefly, Vancouver
Black color, with a short lived brownish head. Gentle aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate, light liquorice. Good body strength; roasted malt and dark caramel flavor, chocolate, with some liquorice; correct bitterness.