angoradad (19) - 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 (20) - 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 (165) - 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 (3060) - 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 (8446) - 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 (6971) - 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 (637) - 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. CObiased (549) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2017
Bottle - it pours a thick midnight brown and a med silky tan head. Very rich aroma of roasty notes, sweet boozy brandy and a hint of orange peel. Great complexity and subtleties. Creamy mouthfeel. A lot going on with roasted flavors (chocolate, coffee, burnt); brandy (sweet, fruit, booze); subtle orange peel spice and earthy cocoa. AirForceHops (7900) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2017
500 ml bottle, I believe a 2016 vintage. (No markings on neck or label). Very deep brown color, some ruby highlights. Aroma shows me earthy chocolate, mild orange peel, subtle Brandy. Flavor is orange and chocolate, warming Brandy after the sip. Alcohol not distracting in the flavor. Hints of oak. Body is correct for the style. Very nice sipper. onceblind (10700) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2017
Black hue with anthin rocky tan head. Lovely roasty Malik malt but sweet earthy nose with touches of wood and caramel and biscuit. Big smooth flavor that's sweet and dark and black malt roasty with a complex finish of smoke, wooden barrel, and a hint of caramel. Wonderful smooth and boozy sweet body.