MartinT (9653) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
The roasted maltiness and citrusy fruitiness of this wacky Porter ingeniously meld into a perilously drinkable vehicle, ending on a refreshingly bitter note of more roastiness. Believe it or not, this actually works!
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the brown-sleeved black.
-Most of Baird’s many fruit beers of the same quality, it seems.
-Even though some chocolate cake can be tasted in here, maltiness is not the center of attention.
-Carbonation is smooth and thus the mouthfeel is easygoing, like most of Baird’s mouthfeels.
On tap at the brewery tap room.
TimE (5535) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color. Chocoate malt and citrusy nose that is not particularly strong. The mouth jumps out with tooties rolls, caramel, citrus, brownies. Slightly tart, but well balanced. Chocolately finish with moderate tartness and bitterness. Kind of like an unsweet tooties roll liquified and put in grapefruit juice.