douglas88 (9573) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a muddy brown color with a small white head. A sweet nose of caramel and figs. A rich flavor of tobacco, figs, burnt caramel, strawberries. Pretty nice. A bit of smoke. Interesting. bpar73 (1177) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. Reddish brown pour with a thin white head. Boozy dark fruit aroma and taste with a nice touch of sourness. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass and a snifter. There weren’t any significant differences in either glass.
The appearance was a nice black color with a decent half fingered white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light trickling lacing sliding right on into the body.
The smell had some caramel, toffee, cocoa, toasted bread and a cherry-like fruit to it.
The taste took those previously mentioned flavors and added a decent dark roasty quality to it.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionable quality about it. The carbonation was fairly subdued but still good.
Overall, I say this was a well worthy Baltic Porter to come back to. BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at a BOSS meeting thanks to Goetz! Pours brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is toffee and malt. Flavor follows and is much more toffee and caramel than roast. Really nice beer. Not quite a Baltic Porter, but really nice nonetheless. fidelis83 (2498) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Black pour with a small, orange-tan head. Aroma is full of dark fruit, reduced fruit juices, dark sugar and pine tar, plenty of dark chocolate and dark caramel in there as well. Flavor is big on roast, molasses, dark fruit, port wine simmered tree fruit, chocolate and toffee nuts, there’s some caramel, earthy grain, licorice, cherry, fig jam and raisin in there as well. Finishes a little tart and lightly metallic, but with lots of dark fruit carrying on. Heavy to medium body, chewy to goopy feel on entry, dry, slightly acidic and metallic-dry, but goopy finish, medium, sharp carbonation. Good stuff overall, but the metallic notes and weird mouthfeel definitely hold it back. I really want to give it a higher score, but the mouthfeel kinda sucks.
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruit. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, and coffee. bpreo (2903) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Toffee, chocolate, and fruit. Leinenkugel’s, after nearly 150 years, is finally starting to get creative with their brews. It’s good, but the fruity aftertaste is slightly unappealing. Ratman197 (15224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roastiness, dried fruit, licorice and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of licorice, cocoa, dried fruit and light roastiness with a smooth lingering dried fruit finish. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
12oz bottle. Rating #95. Pretty damn good beer, nice meld of flavors. It wasn’t quite as thick as I would of personally liked, but a quality effort. (2617) jb (3348) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Appearance is clear and reddish brown. Nose is bread, brown sugar, and a bit of fruit. Similar to a doppel nose, good for me. Creamy mouthfeel, sugary sweet start, dips into a bit of sour, and chocolate malt, caramel, and chocolate tastes. Very interesting. Not true to style but very interesting brew.