punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Black/brown pour with a small, frothy, tan head. Heavy roast on the aroma with notes of cocoa, brown sugar, and a little bit of boozy dark fruit. The flavor is also very roasty with notes of cocoa, roasted nuts, coffee, alcohol and slight smoke. Velvety, medium body with soft carbonation. mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2010
22oz. bomber, with thanks to StFun for the great Wants List bonus! Pours a dark cola brown with a large tan head. Aroma is toasted malts, a little smoke, some chocolate, and earthy hops. Flavor is more toasted/roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, light caramel and hints of smoke and earthiness. Very enjoyable and tasty. Glad to finally get the chance to try this one, thanks again Josh! DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Bottle from the mighty Sam’s Quik Shop. Only a hint of light leaks through this near-black brew. The light tan head’s pretty minimal, but lasted throughout the entire glass. I haven’t had a ton of Baltic Porters, so I can best describe it by comparing it to the Duck Rabbit version, which is a personal favorite. A lot of the same flavors are apparent, like dark chocolate, prunes, and coffee, though significantly more muted in taste and aroma. It also leans more towards the chocolate flavors like an imperial stout than the heavy fruits of a baltic. With almost no heat to indicate the strength, it finishes very clean with a pleasant, quick hop note. Basically, it’s smoother, milder, and less complex than the Duck Rabbit, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, just different. The lack of heat and already smooth flavors leaves me less inclined to age my other bottles as long as I’d expected to. Perhaps I’ll lay one down for a couple years to see what happens, but it just doesn’t strike me as a beer meant to age. mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2011
On tap at foothills, pours dark with a slight tan lacing. Burnt aroma, roasted coffee, first sip is coffee, very smooth. Interesting. BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Sampled at a Freetail release, bottle share. Pours a dark, deep brown with some ruby highlights and a mocha head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate and espresso. Flavors are similar and adds milk chocolate and medium sweetness. Very nice lingering coffee/cocoa finish. I’d seek this one out again.
Garbageman (487) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2013
From tap at Brewery. Pours a deep black in color with small tan head. A balanced aroma in sweetness, roasted chocolate and malt. Clean and not too heavy. 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. gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2007
draft. pretty darn close to jet black with a small head that quickly said goodbye. roasted malts with a sweet black cherry aroma in the background. wonderful roasted flavors comingling with dark chocolate and a some light cherry syrup. evrything was balanced nicely as nothing stood out and overpowered the other. bitterness in th end was very even with just enough lasting power to not disrupt you. great baltic porter. at 9% its crazy cause you defintaley dont taste it. foothills has been very impressive. LiMuBai (222) - - SEP 29, 2014
Malty aroma, pours a deep ebony with a thin brown head. Malty taste with hints of alcohol. fear025 (213) - 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.