AWISLguy (1007) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from B&B in Wind Lake. Pours cola colored with reddish highlights and a minimal tan head. Some lacing. A notable amount of below surface carbonation - bottom of the glass continually had bubbles. Aroma has milk chocolate, caramel with molasses and hints of fruit. Taste is of choco/caramel grapes, if that makes sense. 3 strong elements in fairly equal parts to the flavor, and while it grows on you, it also is not as tasty as it could be if it swung harder to 2 of the 3. Somewhat rough but drinkable when you get used to the flavor. Finishes sweet with a bit of a saltiness & bitterness. Hmmmm. Had this a few times over the years and had remembered it as better. Perhaps old, so more vinious - and to the negative??
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap to growler. Pours a brien that looks slightly red in light. Fair flat with. No real carb ot head. Coats tongue but fades. Taste smell. Not really A big smelling beer bit roasty some chocolate. Tastes more there chocolate toffee roasted Malts booze flavor. Pretty damn good itsz sweet rather then nasty bitter some porters give. Solid beer loose points just for stupid reasons thin not really good looking but makes up for taste.
solidfunk (2758) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. Pours syrupy looking without any head or lacing. Clear black/dark brown colour. Medium consistency. Aroma of nut mostly, not much else. On tap at Hopcat.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love baltic porters and this is a great example. Good flavours, great balance and just well put together. It does lose points for appearance and it is a little watery, but overall a fantastic beer.
cstuartj (900) - Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, nice deep burgundy color. Thin head. Nice malt doughy nose. Crisp classic barley wine attack with a slight sweet pleasant finish.
WarChef1 (23) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured nice from the bottle. Decent head retention. Caramel, roasted malt and toffee on the nose. Sweet nose as well. Color was nice for a dark lager. expected a little darker though. Taste was slightly sweet, good malt character, some dried fruit. light bodied i thought but warming on the palate. probably from the alcohol.overall not a bad beer.Slight hop bitterness to round it out
chicowv (452) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle thanks to Ben @ Casey’s: Pours dark caramel brown, almost black. Aroma of chocolate, chocolate malts. Slightly thin. Flavor of chocolate. Nice malt profile.
madvike (2519) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Deep, dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. Nose is light brown sugar, a bit of roast, some chocolate and cinnamon, and a touch of dark fruit. Same taste...lots of malt and some smooth chocolate. Great mouthfeel and velvet carbonation.
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
660ml Bottle shared with czar, minderbinder and friends. An almost clear ruby-brown with a short lasting beige head. Smell is tons of caramel, chocolate, roast. Taste is chocolate, sweet, roast, overripe fruits. Very tasty! Finish is roast, overcooked, ash. Light body, somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Light to medium carbonation. Excellent!
jbruner (1882) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a translucent red hued brown on tap with thin tan head and little to no lacing. Aromas of roasted malts and dark fruits, with an overpowering coffee note on the end. Taste is all that with slight hints of chocolate. Nice, easy finish that lingers for a good bit. Pretty decent.