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. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Bottle, in a trade split with Vic. Pours a black body with a tan head and 3 fingers worth of head retention and lacing owns the glass. Malty and roast y up front huge smoked tones, a bit slick oily. Bitter roast y and hoppy with a hint of minerals. Sweet initially quickly followed up with a smoked and roast y body. Finishes with a hint of warmth and char. Nice Beer! Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Big thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle. This one was on my wants for a long time.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is very nice. The dominant flavor is heavy, dark chocolate with some roasted malt and a little bit of sugar or molasses mixed in.
The flavor is more of the same. I get a ton of milk chocolate and roasted malt, along with some cream notes. Not really a traditional Baltic Porter flavor profile, but a very enjoyable chocolate-bomb of a beer.
Medium to full mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This beer definitely didn’t disappoint. Another good beer from North Carolina. ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2011
22oz bottle as an awesome extra in a recent trade. thanks! pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a thick, creamy, short-live beige head leaving nice rings of lace. aroma is great with bold, roasted malts, dark cereal grains, smoked almonds, and light coffee with hints of dark fruits, earthy hops, a bit of cocoa powder. flavor is delicious as well with dark chocolate, dried cherries, and raisins initially with roasted malts, burnt grain, and smoke at mid palate and finishing with creamy, cold coffee, oats, and a hint of licorice. palate is medium bodied, smoothly carbonated, and leaves a lingering, roasted bitterness on the finish. overall, a great baltic porter. LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with no head.
RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Aroma: Milk chocolate, brownie, licorice and herbal hops.
Taste: Burnt roast, big spicy herbal hops, black coffee and ashes.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with fizzy, lively carbonation.
Overall: Solid, dry, bold, highly drinkable. The alcohol is well hidden in this balanced beer.
Nice quite dark roasted aroma of cocoa and licorice. Lightly sweet flavor with light tar and charcoal. Quite well balanced and nice if you like a super roasty Baltic. chriso (7536) - 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.
tgncc (3144) - 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. Aurelius (5659) - 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. Thorpe429 (5122) - , 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