nickd717 (4822) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 21, 2010
Bomber shared by Arbitrator at a tasting.
Pours darkest brown with a small tan head and good lacing.
Aroma is roast, dark chocolate, and coffee. Very nice and roasty.
Flavor is excellent. Seems like a coffee beer - huge coffee flavor. Dark chocolate, roast, and lots of earth as well.
Fairly thin on the palate with drying roastiness.
Drinkable and very tasty. Thanks, Arby. cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Uber-sweet, and while I love this style I didn’t pick up anything particularly special about this after the surface-level sweetness. Little complexity I could take note of. But tasty enough in its general sweetness to merit its B+ grade. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Beefy smoky aroma, Dank yo! chewy slick body, tobacco and espresso, warming heat, dark fruits, inky. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Wonderful sweet roasty coffee nose with some chocolate as well. A great smelling beer. Black with no head or legs. Coffee and chocolate, roasted and some patent malts. A hint of dark fruit. Earthy roasty dry coffee finish. Clean with a hint of alcohol. Really good. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
22. thanks, clint! pours a jet black with no head, lace, or visible carb. big toasty spicy coffee nose. creamy medium body with subdued carb. coffee, roast, campfire, and toast on the mid palate. long roasty finish. delicious addictive beer.
bvc (1242) - Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2010
22oz bottle from me picked up at John’s; I’m so good to myself! Super dark brown, basically black with a uniform creamy beige head. Nose is pretty much pure coffee, with some hazelnut, chalk, licorice and light smoke malt. Body is a touch light or thin but carb is sufficient. Sweet maple, hazelnut, roasted malt and a ton of coffee. On the end, I get some bitter licorice as well. I do not have a ton of baltics under my belt, but I do enjoy this one. Love the amount of coffee but it may be a touch thin and maybe a bit sweet, but not a huge knock. dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2010
750ml bottle, poured into a tulip. Pours dark black with a nice mocha head that reduced to a ring around the glass with moderate lacing. Coffee was upfront in the nose along with some toasted nuts and other toasty/roasty notes. Nice medium mouthfeel with a fair bit of carbonation. Coffee was predominate in the flavor as well, but also noted stinky cheese, cocoa powder and a slight smokiness. Dry with a lasting finish. A nice beer from one of my favorite local brewers. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Tap during Zwickelmania at their Side Bar... Poured near black with a moderate khaki head. Roasted malts and coffee on the nose. Foamy dry, palate. Big roasted, smoked malts with cocoa/mocha and lots of coffee for this guy. I’m not sure if they added coffee or not, but it really shined through here.