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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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bhensonb (15858) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Bottle from the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a slight beige head. Aroma of sugary dark fruits, and very dark treacle. Med+ body. Flavor is dark fruit, dark treacle, wood, and a smoky finish. Quite nice.

3.9
marcus (10760) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a chocolate and dark molasses flavor that is a bit smoky. A nice porter.

3.9
BeerandBlues2 (13872) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy roast and chocolate malt, nutty with dates, figs and licorice, medium earthy and woody hops. Flavor is moderate dark fruit, heavy roast and chocolate malt, licorice notes, tar and molasses, medium earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

2.6
MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2016
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $? ][ schnapps snifter ][ 03.05.15 ]

black, thin cream head, dense with good lacing. Sugary plum and raisin nose, light toast grains. Front palate is thick, sticky with more raisin sugar, mid palate thick and cloying, okay with raw sugar finish, some toasted wet-wood bitterness.

3.8
radagast83 (8533) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle at the March DC Tasting, provided by Travlr. Thanks! Poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was chocolate, light smoked malts. Creamy malt character. Tasty Baltic porter!

3.6
GenDV138 (7764) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle at the DC March Tasting, Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of chocolate, licorice, light smoke, toffee. Tastes of chocolate, licorice, roast, light smoke. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.7
solidfunk (9444) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Some lagered malt and light roast. Pours black with good head and lacing. Caramel. Light bittersweet finish. Bottle shared by Travlr.

3.9
Travlr (26277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2016
If there were an award for best beer photo of the year, this one would one. Bottle from the source. Clear very dark brown color. Aroma of dark berries, very light soy sauce in a good way, burnt brownies. Taste is very malty dark fruit and cocoa. Very tasty.

3.4
Ernest (7863) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate), with light notes of vanilla and tar. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.

Another solid but unexciting MS brew...very little aroma here, but the mouth experience is better; good balance, mouthfeel, and well-hidden alcohol. Nice appearance too.

3.6
thorongil2 (3491) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2015
(tap) clear, very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of roast, chocolate liqueur; rich, mostly dry flavour with well hidden alcohol


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