Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Thanks to JP and Tyler for picking this up for me when I couldn’t make the release. Reviewed from notes.
Poured into a tulip. Color is a dark brown with a few crimson highlights when held up to the light. Off white head with pretty good staying power. Nose is roasted malt, chocolate, hints of coffee, and a really nice dark fruit presence. The taste combines the roast and fruit very well. Good body that isn’t too full. Drinks really well; I’m glad they finally bottled this.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-11-2010 Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2011
Bomber. Poured clear, rich mahogany with a tall, sticky tan head.. medium-viscosity.. set up well in the glass. The aroma picked up burnt black and chocolatey malts, paired with more than ample pine and earthy hop accents.. warmth brought out darker fruits and caramelized vanilla bean.. warm and enticing. The flavor found charred darker fruits and black malts at the core, with grainy related sugars riding well through the finish.. a touch of maple and vanilla right on the back.. alcohol isn’t really apparent until just after the swallow. Medium-bodied and very sweet on the palate.. a few too many residual sugars.. nice char to it.. overall a tasty and well-crafted brew. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Hop and roast aromas. Black rich on the palate and fruity with a hint of dryness in a bitter coffee roast finish. drowland (8766) - Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3/31/11. Bomber courtesy emacgee! Black pour with a big brown head that sticks and laces quite a bit. Complex aroma of dark fruits, molasses, dark malts, and chocolate, with that certain hint of sour stout. Big chocolate flavor again with a dash of sour paired with a finish of dry coffee, molasses, and dark fruits. Quite nice! chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle shared by Nate into a Lost Abbey glass.
A black pour with, a medium tan head, ok retention and lacing nothing special...Light aroma of light bitter coffee, chocolate, and too much alcohol...The taste is decent not at all what is expected for me when I’m drinking a baltic porter, I want something sweet but with strong flavors. This is not at all sweet, way to much alcohol, a little roasted coffee.
An average baltic porter, wanted to like it, just not a great bp.
j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle at Max and Jess’s place. Pours a ruby brown to black with a thin white head. Warm roast and chocolate, faint alcohol notes. Smooth roast and vanilla, dark fruit. Big warm roast, chocolate and roast bitterness. anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a dark ruby black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty thick chocolate aroma with some weak hints of licorice. Sweetish malty roasted chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with some bitter hints in the aftertaste. Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Smooth. Just plain smooth. Great label, inky brew with a nice tan head. Thanks to LuckyDog for bringing this back from the brewpub and splitting it with us up at work. Toasted, and with the right amount of roast. Pretty dry for the style. Parched soy. Good creamy mouthfeel. A very nice pint. tgncc (3132) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Tasting at MaxxDaddy’s house. The aroma is nice, chocolate, vanilla cream, coffee. The appearance is deep brown, tan head. The flavor is just like the aroma. The finish is sweet, light hop bittering. medium in body. Very good. blipp (9306) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with a light sweetness. The flavor has roasted malts, toffee, and a bit of a fruity sweetness. Nice.