sonnycheeba (5961) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with frothy, beige head; spare lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, and coffee along with subtle notes of smoke and chocolate. Flavor is smoke, roasted malt and coffee. Medium body and carbonation with a lingering dark chocolate bitterness. Good beer. strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle. Overall, very good. Deep brown, clear, light tan head. Chocolate aroma, rich. Full body and lots (too much) carbonation (the only negative). Bitter finish that really sticks around. Would recommend. mansquito (6319) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Harris Teeter, DC six-pack ($7): Pours a dark brown with a not white head. Aroma is chocolate, toffee, chocolate toffee, and more non-descript roasted jawns. The thing about this beer is not that it is very complex. It is not that original either. It is, however, extremely sesionable and his a super proper balance. Is the flavour profile my favourite? No, but I like it anyway. I think that this a good effort at making an accessible and easy-drinking Baltic. Kudos. gpekar (496) - Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Poured a clear, dark mahogany brown with nice orange highlights. There was a tall creamy brown head with large bubbles. There were some carbonation bubbles rising up from the bottom of the glass. The aroma was mild with hints of coffee, dark chocolate and licorice. The beer had a slightly creamy texture The beer had flavors of dark chocolate, licorice and some espresso. There was more of a mellow dark chocolate bitterness in the middle with a hint of smokiness. The finish became more smooth with a more mellow bitterness of chocolate that faded gradually, There was a light amount of lacing throughout the glass. A very easy drinking beer with good flavor. User37895 (3042) - - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle from SL. Pour was deep brown black, tan colored thin head. Aroma of smoke and chocolate, licorice. Flavor of roast, chocolate, smoke, faint licorice. Rye not noted during the tasting, odd hop character, body was moderate to full for the style but not smooth and velvety, like a star bp. Meh.... Weak in style for sure.
brucebruce81 (391) - GUAM - DEC 1, 2011
this beer was really nice and refreshing not to strong for a porter and that was quite suprising
anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocoalte aroma. Roasted malty chocolate caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocoalte finish. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle from Cavie. Dark pour with a light brown head. Aroma is dry chocolate, a little roasted, and coffee. Taste is dark fruit, a little spice, bread, and lots of coffee. Cavie (4651) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle via trade. Pours a dark brown color with some reddish highlights. Tan colored head. Aroma is chocolatey, dark malts and caramel roast. Slight medicinal quality. Maybe a bit of smoke? Flavor is smoky as well. Dark malts and roastyness. Finishes a bit beefy. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderately dark brown color with a tan head. Nose is of caramel, a bit if roast, chocolate, and dark fruits. The taste is mildly fruity with some darker flavors taking the front. Good feel with good carbonation and a bt of heat. Drinks well bt fairly ordinary.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-01-2010