yespr (31650) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at Churchkey. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted caramelish malty. Toasted dark malty, caramelish, sweet and light toasted. Mild bitter and light hops fruity. Medium sweet and bitter into the finish.
nuplastikk (4673) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Sugar Maple. Thick, opaque black with a massive, steady beige head. Sweet chocolate aroma. An interesting Porter, not so far removed from a Belgian Dubbel. Fruity tones, maybe some amber malt. Somewhat bland and watery despite some rich chocolate and alcohol notes. Doughy, almost oatmeal tastes. A little bland, forgettable.
tmongoose (1366) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on draft at their tap room. good aroma of malted sweetness and chocolate probably a dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. no head to speak of and no lacing in the glass. refreshing and sweet tasting. not alot of hop action in this but you get a bit of the floral on the end. worth a growler.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is burnt and chocolatey. Thin head no lace. Taste is bready malts, caramel, heavy dark chocolate, and sweet malts. Carbonation and creamy smooth texture make for a nice mouthfeel. good but seems weak for a Baltic porter
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this just as Upland Baltic Porter, no mention of Badder Elmer’s, but I assume it is the same. Brown-red, beige tan cover. Sweet chocolate aroma, roasty. Taste is sweet anise, roasty, chocolate lingers.
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler courtesy of EithCubes. Pours a deep brown body with ruby highlights. Two finger, frothy tan head. Light roast and toast in the aroma, along with bready malt. Crisp, light chocolate flavors with very low, smooth roast. More faint toast and bread crust. Low level toffee notes as well, along with a touch of raisin. Really clean and nuanced malt flavors. Medium-full body, average carbonation and moderate bitterness (mainly from roasted malts). Well balanced. Overall very tasty! I love the focus on the malt profile.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the tasting room (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a dark brown with reddish highlights and an off-white, creamy head. Aroma is sweet and lightly malty with notes of chocolate, light roast. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of nuts, chocolate, spice, light roast, some funk. Medium body with a malty finish.
EithCubes (5071) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a growler I brought back, about a day old but with a great seal from their new growlers. Chestnut pour lets ruby light through, has a lacing tan head, fluffy and spoonable. Aroma a muted red berry. Taste is sticky jolly rancher, light smoke, berry, crisp and clean lightish medium body, great lager character here, just supper, super clean. Alcohol showing a bit, lightly syrupy. Almost no bitterness, develops into a pure "malt showcase", says JG.
deyholla (6861) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a slight dark brown that was clear. Head was small and tan. Aroma had dark dried fruits and dark malts that gave a dark bread aroma. Flavor was subdued at the beginning, but dark grains grew throughout with a nice dark dried fruit undertone.
yjb (113) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
roasty... a bit of the dark fruits purple drink stuff that sometimes creeps up in the style. overall a worthy effort and not bad to grab (one) in a snifter (share with a friend or two) if you’re at the brewery... but not worth seeking high and low for either. nonetheless it is exciting to see upland mess around with bigger beers even if they’re about 5 years late, and not uniquely exceptional.