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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Live long and drink Cosmic Ristretto. This highly revered brew will go down in history as one of the first graduates of our Genius Lab program into our front line. Marvel at its rich black appearance with bruleed edges and mocha-colored beer foam. Breathe in its coffee aroma and sweet malts, and savor its smooth, espresso, chocolate flavor. Don’t fight its gravitational pull. This bold, complex, java-centric Baltic Porter with Espresso is irresistible. Houston, we have a problem, my glass is empty.

TASTING NOTES
Appearance ­­­— Black with bruleed edges and a mocha beer foam, Aroma ­­­— Espresso roast with hints of sweet chocolate malts, Flavor ­­­— Smooth espresso roast and drying chocolate malt provide an easy drinking texture. The candy sugar and lactose aid the body and flavor complexity with a mellow sweetness.

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GregMooreNH (163) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Pours black with thick, rich head that lingers. Aroma is coffee and chocolate, with the emphasis on the coffee. Taste is heavy espresso, light cocoa and a coffee finish. If you love mocha, this is the beer for you.

3.6
Theydon_Bois (20900) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2017
Bottle split at Matteo's farewell bash, CBC Islington, thanks to the Wingmane 20/02/17.
Rich dark mahogany brown with a well presented beige covering.
Nose is biscuit, charr, chocolate, roast, spice.
Taste comprises coffee grinds, molasses, charr, roast malt, dark chocolate, black peppery spice, light smoke.
Medium bodied plus, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough offering.

3.9
Sjohnh (1023) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2017
Black, with a reasonably lasting off-white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Lots of coffee, leather, tobacco, treacle, licqorice and dark roasted malts. Ends with lingering bitter dark chocolate. Full body.

4
AtronSeige (1738) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 16, 2017
Aroma: Medium-high coffee, chocolate.
Appearance: Dark brown body. Small, light-brown head with fair retention.
Flavour: Medium coffee, roasted malt. Medium-light bitterness. Dry finish with coffee and roasted malt.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation, creamy.
Overall: Nice! Good coffee!

660 ml bottle, poured. Big Beer Tasting I
30A. Spice Herb Vegetable Beer - Coffee
9C. Baltic Porter

4.1
jackafholmes (1021) - - JUL 19, 2017
Bottle from Brewdog Shef. Black no head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, a touch of farmy pungency and a bit of salty liquorice soy. Taste is very well balanced, most of the other Baltic Porters I’ve had have been pungent flavour bombs that I get sick of after 3 sips, this is actually really drinkable, helped by the light and measured body and carbonation. Good stuff.

4
Capa (3499) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Black with a creamy tan head. Chocolate, smooth roasted espresso, vanilla, dark malt, slight burnt notes. Full bodied. Lingering bitter espresso finish. So nice.

3.5
jackl (8446) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Sample @ Charleston Brewvival, 2015. Deep brown pour with a large creamy tan head. Plenty of roasted coffee. Some dark chocolate. Rich honeyed chess cookies, too. Big, creamy yet dry body supports some dark malt and more chocolate. Soft bitterness. Well balanced stuff that drinks elegantly. GF have done well here.

4.3
shawnmurphy (636) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2017
22-ounce bottle pours very dark brown with dark tan, foamy head. Aroma: coffee, dark chocolate, dried dark fruits, smoke. Flavor: all of the above, plus dark brown sugar and a lingering espresso and hop bitter-dryness. Mouthfeel: full-bodied, creamy, lush, savory,

3.8
dimeon (491) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 29, 2017
A: Pitch black with a thick tan head
N: Massive hit of cappuccino and chocolate. Caramel.
T: Bitter, more so from the coffee than the hops. Again that caramel note, with hints of fudge. Finishes remarkably dry.
P: Medium
O: This is what a coffee beer is all about. Still a beer, but with the coffee contributing a good deal.

2.8
AntonyWilson (472) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 20, 2017
660ml bottle: Pours a really dark brown, almost black. Thin tan head. Big coffee notes with slight aroma of dark chocolate. Slight alcohol warmth with a roasty notes from the malt. Coffee flavours some through. Medium bitterness, medium carbonation, fullish body. Overall the beer is okay but don’t like the astringency.


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