drjay44 (3855) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2017
12 oz. can. 8.5% ABV per the label. Pours a thick, slowly collapsing, dark beige head, with Belgian curtain lacing, over a clear dark brown (SRM 35) body.....nose is mild coffee, cocoa, dried fruit including plum, toffee/caramel......taste is lightly sweet, with dried fruit tones including raisin, plum, also light toffee/caramel, cocoa, chocolate, coffee, finishing with minimal hop bitterness, balance to the malts and coffee.......mouth feel, medium sticky body, moderate alcohol warmth. low carbonation. The coffee, was done with a light enough hand to make this meet the basic, Baltic Porter style quite nicely. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7 NachlamSie (3581) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2017
6 pack of cans from Mr. B's. This is a really dark beer, basically black with a small almost brown head. Coffee is there in nose, and in genuine fashion, but I could honestly use a little more aroma. I don't know if it's just the massive base beer covering up some of the coffee nuances or what. Good roast, mild dark fruity notes, a touch of alcohol, and earth come through. The body is big and slick with just a hint of burn. Good carbonation level on this one, it's barely on the lower end and suits the flavor well. The coffee beans stand out a bit more in the flavor, particularly after chewing on the finish for a minutes. It's not very astringent, which is nice. Good chocolatey balance from the malts and just medium bitterness. A touch of plum suggestions lurks. I really like the use of coffee here, but after reading how much Crooked Stave intended it stand out, it's still a little less intense than some other beers e.g. Coffee Bender, Java Stout, Wake n Bake, etc. Very well balanced and flavorful beer here though. Good stuff. MrTipple (6570) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2017
Intense, dark roast coffee, dark, roasted malts, slightly charred. Very dark brown, tiny, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. More sweet, very strong coffee, sweet, dark malts, dark chocolate, cacao, soft carbonation, full bodied. Beautiful Baltic Porter, rich and intense. Keg at The Source, Denver. DialSquare (5142) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Tap at Daily Growler, UA: black pour, light tan head. big roasty aroma. tastes are coffee, cocoa, earthy. very smooth. bitter chocolate. soft medium palate. Thechasm442 (1006) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Draft. Black with an average tan head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, oak, and vanilla. Taste is coffee, cocoa, vanilla, chocolate, and a coffee bean finish. Thin for the style ans creamy.
Dogbrick (14000) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Sample at The Source. Brown-black color with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes gradually to an outer ring. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Roasted coffee, malt and chocolate aroma. Medium body with flavors of roast coffee, malt, dark chocolate and a touch of hops. The finish is roasty with an espresso aftertaste. Pretty good all around. PhillyCraft (7990) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Sample at CS, Black color with small off white head. Lots of coffee, roasted malt, nuts and chocolate. Medium bodied djd07 (15661) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2016
On tap at The Source. Pours black with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is cocoa, roast, earth. Medium body, rich, milk chocolate, light roast, dry finish, very good. onceblind (10700) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Black pour with a thin light tan ring of foam. Lovely nose that’s roasty and chocolaty and full of earthy sweet coffee notes. Big bold flavor that’s full of roasty dark bittersweet chocolate, black malt, a little booze, and a stern earthy coffee flavor throughout. A little woody tone, roasted black malt, and loads of coffee and dark cocoa. Itzjerm (3135) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Definitely different than your typical coffee stout. No head light coffee aroma. Herbal vanilla and coffee on tongue definitely unique. Very good mouthfeel. If you could have a vanilla coffe herb this would be it.
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