csaso (2320) - Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle - big thick tan colored head, dark brown color, super malty aroma and flavor, roasty, creamy, mild fruity notes - pretty good for the style I guess Brentv (680) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2014
From bottle. Pours a dark dark reddish black with a big fine beige head. Aroma is dark fruits and chocolate, coffee. Taste is the same, sweet, rich, with some caramel. wlajwl (6948) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2014
Aroma is dark malts, mild spiciness and a hint of harshness. The flavor is dark malts, light chocolate, mild/medium spices, a hint of fruit and a tart finish. fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle, pours brown with slight redness. Scent of caramel malt. Taste is sweet caramel, fig and brown sugar. Pretty drinkable. MattyKakes (117) - Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
I’m in Wisconsin for a week, and I saw this at a local River Falls’ beer and spirits establish. Had to have this one. You can’t get this series on the east coast. It’s toasty, sweet caramel toffee goodness in a bourbon barrel. Yum!
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2014 [Bottle / 2012 / ~1 year old] Deep, deep brown with a dark-beige, slightly creamy cap. Unexpected clarity, despite the deep hue of the brew. Aroma isn’t as robust as I’d expect for an 8.5% ABV Baltic porter. Boozy cocoa, mild toffee, heaps of molasses, light nuttiness, some date/raisin sweetness... Not bad, but could be amped up a bit. Taste has lots & lots of dark fruitiness up front, with a mildly vinous, almost wine-like flavor. Boozy grapes, raisins, plums, & dates, even hitting with a faint, port-like tartness leading into a very sweet cocoa & cola flavor... Light astringency with molasses, licorice, & a touch of soy sauce in the finish. Not bad, but something’s missing to make this go from "decent" to "good". It’s definitely a "top-tier" brew next to the rest of Leinie’s line-up, but there are many other similarly priced porters/stouts I’d chose over this. Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2014
12oz. bottle, 2012 vintage. Some berry jam and dried fruit in the aroma, along with notes of darkly toasted, lightly sweet malts, toffee and some faintly earthy, winey touches in the background. Dark mahogany in color, nearly black, with a very slight, light tan ring head. Flavor profile is gently sweet, fruity and lightly tart, some cherry, prune and faint cocoa, and finishing with a toffeeish, toasty malt presence and faint alcohol. Very low in effervescence on the palate, mildly warming, tannic and coating, and with a full body. Interesting take on the style for sure. 1FastSTi (3361) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours extremely deep brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of raisin and malt. Sweet smell. Medium body. Flavor doesn’t have a strong Baltic quality to it. Sweet barley brownie. The palate is sweet and lingering. Not bad, but not interesting. bedub (4) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2014 does not count
Heavy licorice and raisin flavor. Unbalanced sweetness with a burnt aftertaste. Not the most enjoyable beers.
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Bottle. Reddish brown pour with a thin white head. Boozy dark fruit aroma and taste with a nice touch of sourness.