BiddleBrau (933) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pours deep brown, clear and translucent. Minimal head around the rim of the glass. Aroma is rich, toffee and caramel malt. Tongue is slickly coated with a roasted malt flavor, hint of burnt malt (slight) with a presence of alcohol. This has a sharp bite but the malt profile provides nice balance for a big beer. I wouldn’t consider this a ’winter warmer’ due to the bite from the roasted malt but it is hearty as one would expect from the style and comforting as a result.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a cola brown with a quick tan head. The aroma and flavor found roasted malt with a backing of brown sugar. Light to medium body and a roasted aftertaste.
redpooba (396) - New York, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark-reddish ale with a poppy off-white head. Very full bodied with a bit of spice. A bit subtle for a porter, but a lot smoother too. The extra alcohol makes it bright on the tongue. Surprisingly a really nice beer.
AWISLguy (1244) - 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 (3896) - 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 (965) - 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 (455) - 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.