Palme (4065) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. This is a black one. Yeah, really black actually and the nice lady who poured this to me gave it a medium sized brown top that looks like a million bucks. . The aroma has tones of ashtray and heavy roasted almost burned malts. Some lactose and a milky sweetness shines through with milk chocolate and more roasted things. Great taste also. No doubt that this has been in contact with wood, so much is clear, and itís not directly sweet but it has a milky chocolaty sweetness to it. Lots if roasted stuff going on here. Some nice sweet biscuits in the roasted finish. A really tasty one. 03.05.2013
Itzjerm (2242) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2013 Updated from bottel. Pitch black. nice dark head that stays. Pretty awesome.
Rasberry flavor rich dark taste. Enjoyable beer with non stellar aroma. Sweetness is nice. But not to great.
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Sheeees a gushaaaaa!!!! Wort gusher \I have had. The entire bottle. Infected too.,
tkrjukoff (4302) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
CBC 2013. Pours pitch black with a great brown lacing head.Aroma is roasted malty sweet ashy acidy. Flavor is heavily roasted malty velvety sweet fruity and nicely bitter.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black body yields foamy espresso head. Sticky beads of lace adorn my teku. Gorgeous!
Rich, yet dry, coffee-infused roasty malt aroma. Taste opens up with espresso and boozy chocolate malt, turns sweet briefly before finishing dry. In short: Wow! This is excellent.
It isn't often I'm this impressed by a stout, but Ballistic Stout is deserving.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark mahogany pour with a midnight core. Small latte head that diminished to a wisp and a ring. Nose is of cocoa, soy, vanilla, and dark fruit. Flavor filled with shoyu...Kikkoman through and through. Some brownie batter and fudge, but tons of briney qualities. Sticky and coating. Molasses, caramel, and salt-water taffy. An interesting take on a Baltic Porter.
drsordr (2264) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour at Natifest 2013. Pours opaque black. Nose syrupy malt, slight booze, dark fruit, and roast. Taste strong roast, chocolate, and nice bitter finish. Smooth mouthfeel.
umich03jm (3460) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber, bottled Dec 2012. Pours black with a small foamy head that quickly fades and leaves some minor webbing. Nice rich aroma of chocolate, coffee, currants, tobacco, cookie dough, and vanilla. Taste has some light chocolaty sweetness mixed with a strong, bitter roasted coffee. Lots of tobacco, raisins, cookies, currants. Delicious. Long bitter finish with a slightly spicy kick, not sure if thatís hops, rye, or something else. Thick body with a smooth creamy and oily mouthfeel. Awesome beer. I want to get another of these.
phaleslu (9305) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle shared at Natifest- I missed who opened this, though. Pours a near-black color, opaque, with a small tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, molasses, syrup, and roasted malts. The flavor is the same. Full-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, smooth, roasty mouthfeel. Really nice, big, bold Baltic porter.
JStax (5034) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at natifest. Pours a thick, pitch black with a brown head of foam. Aroma has notes of chocolate, raisin, fig, and blackcurrants. Tastes earthy and toasty. Thick, viscous mouth feel.