Ernest (7663) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Draft at Shelton Bros The Festival
Head is small, mostly lasting.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate, toasted nuts, cocoa powder, caramel), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a note of vanilla.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively/soft carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Pleasant if short of "wow". Pretty good for a big and sweet sorta thing, thanks to ample finishing bitterness and the lack of a syrupy texture. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Bottle. Thanks Mick!
A: Pure black with a fizzy foam of cappuccino head.
N: Huge cocoa, coffee, and roast on the forefront. Earthy with a touch of damp leave. Pumpernickel and baked breads. Nutty. Peat and campfires in the way back. Good spiciness.
T: Very bitter with a moderating sweetness.
M: Medium body, no alcohol, tingling carbonation.
O: A very nice porter. Gigantic spiciness reminds me quite a bit of Black Butte Porter. Good show. beer-yum (1656) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 1, 2016
Restrained aroma in a jet black pour. Big body is surprisingly sweet but otherwise nicely balanced. Finish is comparatively laid back and completes a relatively pleasant brew. A little to strong and sweet to my taste at least though. Iznogud (3710) - CROATIA - AUG 13, 2016
On tap at Gastro Pub Tadg’s, Kyoto. Pours brown with small dense tan head. Roasted notes, bit of chocolate, dark fruit, overly sweet. Medium bodied. Doesn’t really taste like porter. douglas88 (9063) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2016
On tap at Belmont Station. Pours a very dark brown color almost jet black, a medium beige head. A big chocolate and grainy nose. The flavor is more chocolate, ash, light roast, very smooth. Oats. Solid.
Baramba (1038) - ITALY - AUG 3, 2016
On tap. Dark brown white head. Roasted, chocolate and coffee aroma. Sweet milky flavour, cocoa raphael (1240) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2016
On tap at Oregon Brewers fest. Kind of too balanced & smooth-- i’m used to Baltic porters being a bit sweet with some raspy darkness coming up underneath. some good flavors of red wine, chocolate malt & sawdust, but in a mile mix. aroma is subtle, finish is clean. the thickness on the pallet hints at something above a regular porter. Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2016
Dark brown. Has a dusty chocolate character with a light fudgeyness. Wouldn’t call it baltic, though. shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 17, 2016
Tap at the new Takadanobaba taproom. Light, bit creamy. Chocolate, roasty, decent. It’s nice. Cocoa, good stuff.
mrjez (612) - Osaka, JAPAN - APR 30, 2016
On tap at Lingua World Cafe. A dark brown with slight cola highlights, beige head with a little lacing. A mild chocolatey aroma, with roasted, almost burnt malts. The flavour is a very rich bitter chocolate, a touch of vanilla, and those slightly charred malt notes. It’s medium-bodied, bitterness levels are up and linger. It’s very nice, like a rich mud cake. Baird do porters well.