Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark bruin body with a tan head and light retention. Aromtically sweet and roast y with chocolate malts, roasted coffee, caramle notes, and a some light earth like spices. Spiced body sharp licorice bitter sweetness with a kiss of caramel and a dry slighly mineralic finish. Pretty good. drowland (9057) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2011
2/22/11. 12oz bottle. Dark brown pour with red edges under a fluffy tan head that sticks. Very light aroma of chocolate coffee and bitterness that reminds me of a schwarz. Sweetish flavor at first that transitions to a hint of sour with chocolate and coffee and finishes plenty dry. Eh. gnoff (10929) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2011
Draught at their name restaurant at Washington Dulles airport, on February 2, 2011Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Dark brown color, tan head. Sweet vinous scent. Sweet, fruity, malty, alcohol taste. Smooth mouthfeel, fairly low sort of grainy bitterness.
On tap at BWI airport, this may be the best airport beer I’ve ever had. Pours black with a thin head, semi-sweet aroma reminiscent of cookie dough with a hint of vanilla. Taste is mostly malty with notes of chocolate and barrel vanilla. Thin but not watery. On it’s own, nothing too special, but a very welcome relief from the normal airport fare. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Poured into a pint glass.
4.5 A: Clear dark brown. Killer head. Two finger of it and frothy as all hell. Awesome retention and plenty of lacing.
3.0 S: Maybe my nose is malfunctioning today, but I don’t smell a damn thing. Maybe a bit of roasty toasty malts.
3.0 T: Hints of chocolate and coffee. Really boring overall though, especially for a 7% ABV. Tastes like a few stouts I’ve had that didn’t taste like anything.
3.0 M: Medium-full body. Good carbonation, decently creamy. Chalky aftertaste.
3.0 D: Not anything special at all, but no huge problems either.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-29-2009 02:29:08
chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2011
12 oz bottle, Thanks Casey! Pours a dark choolate with a tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is mellow with slight chocolate malts and a little doughy yeast. Palate is thin, but goes down easy. Taste is a mellow porter with a smooth finish. nickd717 (4886) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 25, 2010
12oz bottle from Chevy Chase in DC. It’s Christmas and my family hates it, but still: tick, tick, tick...on it goes. Dark brown with a one finger tan head and some lacing. The aroma is roast, chocolate, nuts, and caramel. The flavor is mildly sweet with caramel malts, roast, chocolate, earth, and anise. Only a little above average flavorwise. Medium-bodied with average carbonation and moderate smoothness. Decent but not too impressive Baltic porter overall. BeerandBlues2 (13813) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with flat lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, chocolate, caramel, nutty), light hops (woody), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of dates. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, chocolate, caramel, nutty), light hops (woody), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of dates. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish. Rather disappointing. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2010
In short: A sugary generic Baltic porter. Just ok.paultheguru (662) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2010
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed about 6 months after receiving it from CaptainCougar, thanks Tom (probably 1 year old or so).
The look: Near black body topped by a medium beige head with good retention
In long: Nose of black coffee and burnt wood. Taste has lots of black liquorice candy, some black coffee, toffee, earth, cigar leaf, dried fruits, figs. Not hops presence at all. Body is a bit slim. After-taste of white sugar. Tasted like a fruit-flavored candy with a sip of black coffee. Nothing bad, nothing really good either. This beers takes the extra out of extraordinary.
A: pours an impenetrable black. Nice medium brown head. Good retention. Great lacing.
S: good sweet malts. Great roasted aromas, light toffee and chocolate notes.
T: good sweet roasted malt flavors. Chocolate, toffee, and some watered down coffee, unfortunately.
M: medium bodied. Mild carbonation level. Very robust, as well as being smooth and creamy.