SSSteve (4006) - - JUN 9, 2007
black syrupy pours with a medium sized brown/orange head. slow, viscous-looking lacing. roasty, chocolate ice cream aroma. very full bodied and syrupy palate. flavor is loaded with chocolate, and coffee. very sweet. no bitterness. long roasty aftertaste. quite possibly the best porter i’ve tasted. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2008
!muchas gracias! if you’ve sent me one of these!!!! viscous pour is nearly black and topped by a fluffy purple cappuccino colored head. aroma is very baltic like...brown sugar/molasses, cocoa, wood, charcoal, dried fruit (cherries,blueberries and raisins) and a bit of alcohol sting. flavor is packed with everything you’d want in a baltic as well... super roasted almost ashy malt, dark dried fruits, chocolate, licorice, light molasses sweetness and soy. coffee even pokes it’s head in the aftertaste. the finish is lightly acidic. full bodied. the mouth feel is past creamy (if that’s possible)... very ’tight’ carbonation when its sloshed makes it seem if it is non existent. ya’ll can keep sending me these ;-)... walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Thanks goes to LeopoldStoch for this wonderful beer thank you Brandon. poured black with a small brown head. aroma bitter chocolate, brown sugar, alcohol, prunes, and other dark fruits, molasses, expresso . flavor all I can say is wow, this as got to be one of the best porters I have had the roasted malts, dark fruits, alcohol and hops were just right (balanced) for me.I want more zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Bottle, pours an opaque, black body with dark brown head. Delicious, rich chocolate aroma with some coffee. Complex flavor profile that starts with sweet chocolate, then roasted malts, then smoke, and finishing with coffee. Earthy, dark roasted coffee finish/aftertaste. Solid, smooth, medium to heavy mouthfeel. mcox90 (2088) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2008
2005 22oz bottle courtesy of Mcbackus. Pours a jet black with ruby edges with a brown 1/2" head and a small amount of lace. Nose is chocolate & malt. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and wonderfully creamy. Goes down like silk. Flavor is an almost perfect combination of semi sweet chocolate, a massive amount of malt & a hint of coffee. Taste was well balanced without any one flavor overwhelming anoher. This was delicious and I’m glad I have two.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2008
pours muddy black with a large rocky light brown head. Aroma is heavily malty of roasted malts, carmel, and cookies lightly hoppy and yeasty of dark fruits and a bit of bannanna and alcohol. Flavor is balanced twords sweet a bit, roasty malts, carmel almost toffee flavors, and dark fruit like figs. Finishes a little more bitter tha it started but roasty flavor finish it off. Fluu bodied, creamy and softly carbonated. Great! beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Bottle pours a jet black beer with a nice brown head. Wonderful roasted malt scent with notes of chocolate, sugar and caramel. Fantastic taste of dark chocolate, malts and a hint of coffee. Slick feel. Very nice! Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 6, 2010
THOUGHTS: Good God, this was heavenly. It was like alcoholic, chilled, mocha coffee. This could almost be considered a Baltic Porter. It became more and more fruity as it warmed.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that look opaque, black in the glass with reddish, amber at the very edges. It had an average, light brown head that mostly diminished, but left good lacing. The aroma was heavy roasted malt, chocolate, strong coffee and chocolate syrup; soy sauce, plum, black cherry, fig, dark and sour fruit, and slight alcohol. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was very sweet, slightly sour and lightly bitter with a fairly long duration. There was chocolate, coffee, dar and sour fruit, caramel, molasses, roasted malt, brown sugar, burnt malt, maple syrup, slight soy sauce and tobacco. The medium to full body was silky and then dry with slightly fizzy carbonation and a dry and slightly alcoholic finish. HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Powerful, tasty stuff. Ridiculously luscious dark chocolate notes along with coffee beans and some very good dark fruity notes. Drinks more like an elite stout than a standard Porter, but with little alcohol heat. Wish we got this here in Florida, it is fantastic stuff.
edited: The head is absolutely gorgeous on this beer, a wonderful milky chocolate that is amongst the prettiest I’ve ever seen. Sledutah (7526) - Utah, USA - JUL 7, 2010
22oz bottle from wavers1, thanks
Appearance: Pours a thick black with a very nice thick brown head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Dried cocoa, dark malts and fruit
Taste: Silky mouthfeel. Heavily roasted malts, dark chocolate, brown sugar, coffee and some light bitterness in the finish
Wow, not what I expected. This is a great porter, wish I had some ice cream to go along with this!