RRistow12 (1006) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2018
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with beige head. Aroma of chocolate, brandy, caramel. Well balanced with moderate sweetness. You do get a little orange on the taste with brown sugar, caramel, cocoa, vanilla, brandy, licorice. Very well done complex Baltic porter.
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UPDATED: JAN 28, 2018 black pour, small brown head. Aroma of fruit, brandy; flavor of orange, stone fruits, brandy, chocolate.... delicious. damn. Chalumeaux (1949) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2017
Poured from bottle dated 3/9/17 cocoa brown color with a thin off white head. Aromas light chocolate orange vanilla and barrel. Taste is creamy nice mouth feel chocolate vanilla light orange. Nice barrel treatment. angoradad (47) - USA - DEC 1, 2017
Incredible beer. Poured from a 16.9 oz bomber with a beautiful black appearance. Carries waves of flavor from orange to chocolate to brown sugar. Really brings the full gamut to the table. Wish I had bought more when I had the chance, now need to make a second trip to stock up. johnburt (31) - Goffstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 24, 2017
This is the best barrel-aged Framinghammer variant so far. Lots of flavor, lots of complexity. The brandy, the orange and the caramel malt all work together perfectly. Just a great beer.
GregMooreNH (494) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Pours nearly black with thick, dense head that lingers. Aroma is caramel, orange and brandy. Taste is chocolate, caramel and orange. Finish is smooth brandy. A great baltic porter that is among the elite. Bacterial (3107) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2017
Bottle shared by me - thanks! Picked up on a recent trip to Boston. Pours a slightly murky brown with a thin tan head. Nose is boozy malty with a hint of orange. Taste is really nice - warming, snifter-riffic. The brandy comes through with booze - not hot, but warming. Just a hint of citrus in the finish with some wood rounds it out. jackl (8605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2017
Bottle thanks to Jeff! Deep brown with a creamy tan head. Interesting nose. Nice and nutty. Toasted chestnut. Some marzipan. Light fruitiness. Mellow dark chocolate. Drinks beautifully. Great structure. Crisp, toasty malt. Sweet accents of chocolate and caramel. Mellow barrel character. Full body. Bright, effervescent carbonation. mansquito (7386) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2017
Bottle: drank this over a long period of time. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is boozy, slight hints of orange, chocolate and sugar. Super smooth body. Booze is well covered in the taste. Some sweetness. Lingering malty and slightly chocolatey aftertaste. Orange is only vaguely noticeable in taste. Ambiguous liqueur taste is more prominent. Quite good. shawnmurphy (739) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2017
16.9-ounce bottle pours nearly opaque black with brown highlights with a trace of tan head and lacing. Aroma: blackstrap molasses, dark dried fruits, chocolate, coffee. Flavor: the above, plus campfire marshmallow, raisins, prunes, figs, dates, vanilla beans, candied orange peel, wood, leather. Mouthfeel: full-bodied, oily, savory.