OKplus (788) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2013
12oz served in a Southern Tier tulip.
A - Yellowish tan head on top of a dark garnet brown body.
S - Prunes, toasted cereal, molasses, caramel, leather, very faint charred malts, very sweet aroma, cherry fruit, some sweet rose aroma. When it warms molasses dominates everything.
T - Tangy molasses, sticky raisins and caramel, roasted malts, hints of baker’s chocolate, has some bitterness as well as a slight sour note. Some leather around the edges. Finishes with a a roasty bitterness.
M - Medium body, low to medium carbonation, thin but sticky at times.
This is actually pretty good. If this was in a blind taste test I think this would get better reviews. Very robust flavors with a balanced bitter roast. It’s a tad sweet but it’s a big beer with tons of sticky flavor.
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2012 beerbaaron (2046) - Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Dark brown with small wispy tan head and solid ring around glass. Aroma is fairly sweet, caramel, toffee, chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruit/raisiny. Flavor much the same but without as much substance. Medium body, soft, turns a little thin. Mild roastyness, some alcohol, fairly sweet with medium duration. Some sips I like better than others. jrodooo5 (1718) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Good pour w/ a very nice aroma but the flavor doesn’t quite match up. It had a cool dark pour w/ reddish hues & a big tan head that slowly fades. The aroma is an enticing blend of toffee & caramel. The flavor is smooth but just not as complex as I hoped. Still a very solid beer overall tho! ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 3, 2013
This is an okay baltic porter. Its very rich, but a bit unbalanced in its roastiness. Tastes almost burnt. UncleKorm (1337) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle poured a deep dark brown hue w/ small frothy tan head and some lacing. Big sweet and licorice aromas. Initial flavor is bold sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are licorice, dark roast malt, red wine, port, toffee, and coffee. Full bodied, soft carbonation, and a dry tannin finish.
Indra (2710) - 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. DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown pour, small ring of carbonation and an aroma of a light cocoa. Flavor is a little caramel, more chocolate, some dark cherry and slightly vegetal and thin on the finish. Was hoping for a richer/thicker body, but still not too bad. DasBierChef (1084) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Lots of chocolate in the nose and over all not too bad, but nothing special. A nice choice if you’re looking for a darker beer on a hotter day. GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Dark mohogany pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, licorice. Taste is sweet, roasted malt., dark fruit, chalky. The flavor sticks with you. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2012
bottle: Pour is dark brown with ruby highlights and a medium creamy tan head.
aroma is dusty cocoa and caramel. some woody herbal/licorice notes.
Dark fruit and toffe in the front for flavour. some nutty chocolate and roasted malt, bit thin towards the end though.