jtclockwork (17254) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Black with brown head. Nose and taste of roasted chocolate, dry chocolate malt, coffee and light coconut. evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Bomber thanks to Scott. Pours dark with lively tan head. Nose of vanilla, cocoa and toffee. Bitter taste of roasted malt, espresso, and dark fruit. Creamy mouthfeel for the style. Well done. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
A: Pours a very dark brown color with a nice off-white, perhaps khaki colored, head.
S: Nice and roasty with a bit of a coffee aroma to it as well as some dark chocolate. There may be some hints of dark fruits, like black cherries or currants. Touches of char and molasses are also present.
T: Similar things going on in terms of the flavor. Strong roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee. There’s a touch of creaminess to it that I wasn’t quite anticipating, but found enjoyable either way. The mild molasses character is there on the tongue and quite nice.
M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation and smooth feel on the tongue.
D: A really solid beer that was easy to drink and which I found enjoyable overall. dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2011
750ml bottle shared with dosbeerigos. Dark pour with very little carbonation, not a whole lot of head to speak of. Aroma is malty, chocolaty. Flavor is dominated by bitter chocolate with a malty presence that hangs long on the palate. I guess I was expecting more from this, but it’s still a solid beer. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
(Draught at GABF) clear ruby brown with tan head. Nose of raisin, caramel, and sweet chocolate. Taste of caramel, toasty, and chocolate malt. Nice sweet linger, thick body that’s also creamy. Nice baltic porter.
fear025 (214) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Aroma:Roasty notes, a little bit of sourness.
Appearance:Very dark brown. Nice head that dissipates quickly.
Taste:Dark Chocolate, roasty malts, a little coffee. The foretaste also has some of the sour notes I associate with dark roasts. The mid to aftertaste has some caramel notes.
Palate:Smooth and creamy. Medium to heavy body. Good carbonation.
Overall:This is a good example of a baltic porter, it’s easy to drink and true to style.
SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2011
poured into tulip glass
nice dark black with a brown edging to it. decent amount of head, sticks around a while.
smells like chocolate, roast, coffee, and some tobacco/leather notes.
the taste was acrid dry and a bit burnt. behind that was some underlying chocolate and slight cherry flavors. more what i would expect from a baltic porter. some wood and tobacco as well.
mouthfeel was too dry. decent medium body to it. but roasted dryness kills
drinkability was average at best due to the roasty dryness of the beer. devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Poured from the bottle, the color is a deep, nearly opaque dark brown, with a thick, foamy beige head that quickly settles to a thin film surrounded by a foamy halo. The aroma is rich and potent, with notes of cocoa powder and licorice. The flavor likewise features a dark roasted malt profile of bittersweet chocolate and licorice, but a nice pine hop bitterness and a little booze is also in there. The very-fine carbonation provides a silky texture that works well with the slightly warming booziness. chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2011
From the cellar at Foothills brewpub, Winston-Salem NC in 2006. This hadn’t been officially released yet so many thanks to Jamie for rustling up this preview from the cellar. Looked great - pitch black, with a lasting, thick brown head. Big burnt malt aroma with plenty of coffee and chocolate. Quite rich, dark chocolate on the palate with some firm hops and a strong roasty bitterness. Quite dry and fairly bitter. Full, firm mouthfeel but also smooth. Drinks nicely - the alcohol is not intrusive or distracting at all. Superb stuff and it’s only going to get better.
SuzyGreenberg (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2011
bomber; clear dark brown with trace off-white head; stale coffee, sweet coffee, charred malt, light sweetness; smells pretty damn good; body is very thin with clean mouthfeel and fresh brown sugar mixed light stale fruit and roasted malt; mild twang in the finish; a little thin for my tastes; similar to my impressions of the nearby Duck Rabbit Baltic Porter, though its been a long time since I’ve had that