TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber going in that looks like a much darker brown when poured into the glass in my poorly lit living room. No head, carbonation is low. Nose of black malt, lightly roasted, water, light moonpie, coffee but u have to search a bunch. Flavor is a messy collab of molasses, black patent malt, metal, finishing roasty, bloody, and slightly rubbery. Very dry and strange. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2012
12oz bottle from Sam’s, Durham. Distressing clear and thin pour, looks for all the world like a brown ale from BMC. Very little carbonation, mostly translucent rusty water. Nose is malt and toffee, with just a smidge of fruit undertones and not much promise of a robust porter, Baltic or otherwise. Sure enough, it’s thin-bodied as fuck and one-dimensional in its flavors: caramel candy, no base beer to speak of, and none of that gloriously healthy lactic body and finish I enjoy in the style. Good thing the Duck Rabbit just hit shelves this week. Ron (3922) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pours a deep fig brown with a small tan head. Aroma of metal, dark fruits, chocolate, and toasted nuts. Flavor of dates, chocolate, dry toast, and earth. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, earthy mouthfeel. Decent but I normally like this style better. Thanks for the trade JB. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Clear mahogany with a tin brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, molasses, licorice, plum, toasted malts and alcohol. Taste of dark fruits, plum, dates, figs and alcohol. Sweet and sticky and I kept expecting it to get better as it warmed but no such luck. These Big Eddy beers all seem so similar to one another. Thankfully I got them as singles… alobar (3759) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pours a dark cola brown color with a tan head that vanishes quickly. Minimal aroma with hint of dark fruit. Dark fruit flavor with toffee, caramel, chocolate, and hint of roasted malt. Big beer!
reggiedunlop (3718) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Pours deep brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is slightly fruity and metallic. Flavor is roasty with dark fruit...faint licorice and metallic note. Mouthfeel is medium and lively with a roasty/fruity slightly metallic finish. queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle. Molasses, prune, chocolate, and slight anise aroma. Deep chestnut with a large tan head. Anise and molasses flavor. Reminds me a bit of the Risa Opal candies I ate as a kid in Iceland.... except without the menthol. I liked the candy, but I don’t think I like the flavor as a beer all that much. Medium body, soft carbonation. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours an average amber with a nose of toffee, caramel, light syrup, and brown sugar. Flavor is melon, light caramel, toffee, and dough. Average mouthfeel. Average. 1FastSTi (3360) - 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. dfinney23 (3255) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Looks and smells promising but an odd flavor note keeps this from being a repeater. Never could place what it was but probably the same thing the previous reviewer called metallic.