bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, earth, chocolate, earth, and raisins. blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye for this one, reddish color color with a nutty malt aroma, flavor is cola, fruit, roasted malt drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
bottle. pours dr brown wh head, n brown sugar caramel smoke raisin fl raisin dark fruit roast super clean chocolatey finish, med body, very good example of the style. nice example of the style. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Dark malty nose, chocolate and roasted grainy notes. Not too much on the nose, a little tangy. Dark brown pour, thin beige head. Dark chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruit, with a mildly tangy finish. Light lager body. Somewhat clean finish on palate. A little tart. A little over carbonated. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2010
22. Capped. Pours nearly with a loose tan head. Roasty chocolatey nose. Licoricey buggy tang there as well. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Roast, chococlate, and balsamic bugginess on the mid palate. Longish tangy bugged finish.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Grumpy troll Baltic porter. 22oz bottle thanks to drew... Pours a dark chocolate cola brown with
reddish brown edges with a thin light beige head... Roasted malt comes
through majorly in the nose wit softer dark fruits lingering in the
background... Flavors follow suit nicely and in a good way. Upfront
roast followed up with chocolate and dark fruits to a lesser extent.
Clean with mild carbonation. Body good. Nicely done.
8/4/8/3/15 arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2010
On tap at the pub. Deep black brown appearance with a light head that settles back into the beer. Great aroma - coffee, toffee, roasted malts, molasses, brown sugar. Taste mimics the aroma and is full and extremely smooth. Residual bitterness and coffee flavor. I would highly recommend trying if you go. CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2010
On tap at the brew pub. This pours a deep black or deep ruby when held up to the light, with little to no head to speak of save the little ring of bubbles around the outside of the glass. The aroma is fresh deep roasted coffee with a bit of licorice and some deep charred oak with a light floral thing going on in the back ground. The flavor is dominated by a nice licorice and roasty coffee thing. There is a mild hop zing with notes of raisin and brighter fruity characteristics as well. Pretty excellent. madvike (3264) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2010
Tap @ Grumpy Troll - Pours deep translucent black with next to no head. Smells of deep, dark sweet malt, molasses, and a bit of milkiness. Tastes nice and malty with dark chocolate, lactose, and a touch of hoppiness. Some alcohol warmth on the finish. Lots of carbonation kind of distracts, but it’s medium-bodied and pleasant. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
10th October 2008. GABF. Clear very dark brown beer. Very light and dry sweet malt with a touch of coffee. Sweet dry finish.