djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2016 otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark blackish browns under a tan head which fades into a thin collar. Swirls deep, dark, and decadent with a thick creamy tan collar. Spots of lace.
Chocolate brownies and chocolate cake. Chocolate covered prunes and dates. Hint of rich earthen red wines along the sides – Bordeaux, zinfandel, shiraz – lightly spiced and lightly smoky. Tickle of tannins in the back – fruit skins, leather, wood.
Rich creamy meaty decadent mouthfeel. Chocolate covered dried cherries and prunes. Bitter acrid finish teases and tantalizes, bringing me back for more. Leather and burning tobacco leaf in the breath. Spice and earth and more tobacco leaf weave in and out. Mouthfeel, texture, and weight are perfect – heavy but not too heavy, full but not too full – all encompassing. Café mocha.
I loved this interpretation of a Baltic Porter from Cigar City Brewing out of Tampa, Florida. I almost missed this beer and I’m glad I did not. Delicious! Hopefully Cigar City will see fit to brew this beer again next year – a new seasonal maybe?
Bottle at RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is dark fruit, roast, molasses. Medium mouth, nice smoke, roast, molasses with a light dry finish, held up nicely. GenDV138 (7470) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle at Coppertail Brewing during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Black with off-white head. Aromas of roast, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit. Tastes of chocolate, roast, dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Tasted during RBWG15 Grand Tasting. 750ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Little off-white head. Dots and bits of lace. Some good dark fruit: raisin, dark chocolate, mild to moderate coffee, moderate-plus sweetness, moderate bitter. Mild hint of oxidization, but it works great (usually I hate that flavor). Fun stuff to try. Ferris (16105) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle - Dark malts and dark fruit with fruity blueberry notes. Deep jet brown with a small head. Dark roast, fruity berry notes and a lighter finish. Dodgrblu (753) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
750 ml bottle from Timfoolery, sweet chocolate aroma and flavor, thin disappearing head.
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wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2014
From notes. Tasted on 6/30/12 at the 1st Annual Chimipalooza, from a 750mL bottle, thanks to rustyham for sharing. Pours opaque cola brown witn an average tan head that leaves an average collar of lace. The nose is dark chocolate, molasses, and vanilla, with a touch of roasted bitterness. The flavor is very dry with the dark chocolate, molasses, and roasted bitterness, and just a hint of vanilla on the back of the palate. The body is full with just under average carbonation and a long lightly bitter dark chocolate finish. sudomorph (1176) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Feb 2012, 1 pint 9.4oz bottle. Pours a super dark ruby with a tan, ring head. Aroma has a big licorice, hints of roast, dark fruits, spice, and a sweetness. Taste is balanced but a touch tart. Roasty dark chocolate with mild dark fruits, and spice. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Smooth and clean mouth feel with a soft carbonation and a mild, dry aftertaste. Overall interesting. Dark fruits, licorice, roasted malts, dark chocolate. Pretty nice. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
(750ml bottle) Pours a dark mahogany body with a small brown head Aroma of caramel, chocolate, raisins, and roasted malt. Flavor of raisins, molasses, roasted malt, chocolate,and caramel. Theydon_Bois (20199) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle, split at the Cask with Bruce and Josh, 26/02/14 Josh farwell beer I guess!
Mid black with a good sized tan covering.
Nose is tangy dark fruit, chocolate dipped cherries, roasty, dark chocolate, tarte berry tang.
Taste comprises Black Forest Gateux, molasses, lick of booze, dark toffee fudge, dark chocolate tones.
Medium + bodiment, fine carbonation, light boozey tease in the close.
Solid tangy fruit Baltic affair. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle at Cask cheers to Colin for this beaut! Pours black with a dense tan head which slowly disappears. Nose is very tarty and full of ripe berries - big raspberry, blueberry, nice dark chocolate with liquorice and ripe plum. Taste is very much tarty raspberry and black currant, milk chocolate, a little robust roast but nothing over the top. The tartiness is the showcase here and the big back bone this beer has really gives it balance. Not exactly a ’Baltic’ porter but a damn good imperial porter either way. Very tasty