DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2010
2008 vintage bottle. Even with pouring slowly, this guy fizzed up like crazy with big champagne bubbles. I was afraid that it’d settle to little head, but instead it worked its way down to a perfect thin, white coating that lasted till the last drop. There was mild clouding in a reddish-dark brown color. Nose of yeast, toast, maple syrup, and alcohol. It initially struck me as similar to an American interpretation of a quad, then I was hit with the malty, fruity flavors of a dark porter. It’s a unique style bender and an extremely enjoyable one. The contrasting flavors had melded wonderfully and the alcohol was all but unnoticeable in the mouth-feel and flavor. Great stuff. Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Thanks to mikesgroove for this extra he’s a beer Karma God
Bottle poured into a Chalice produced a good two fingers worth of tam head that just stayed around for the whole beer. The body of this brew was jet black in color
Aromas of Belgian yeasts and roasted grains some grape sourness in there as well. It gets better as it warms up for sure
Flavors are great reminds me more of a Baltic than a strong dark, big roasted mats with some nice sourness in there from the yeast quite delicious really enjoyed it
Good carbonation and good medium to full mouthfeel.
Thanks so much Mike for giving me the opportunity to try this unique beer. A great brew to enjoy the last of summer. Very drinkable, I would drink it again. looking forward to trying more Pisgah
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Pours a deep, dark brown with a thin, lingering, creamy head. The aroma is exactly what I expected based on the description on the bottle: chocolate and dark roasted malt sweetness of a Baltic Porter but with the Belgian yeast adding a little something different. The flavor is a bit more skewed towards the chocolate flavors but with that yeasty tang underneath. The combination is something like a quad that used more roasted malts than usual, but with a candy-sweet finish develops as the beer warms. hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Chocolate brown/black colour, tan head. Interesting aroma that is a bit more fruity, shows the belgian yeast for sure. Semi bitter coffee like notes, a bit of burnt, more sweet fruityness to it. Reminds me of why I like baltic porters and how much I like experimentation. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2008
Bottle courtesy of durhambeer. Pours dark brown with a diminishing tan head. Smells of cherries, chocolate, dark fruit, molasses. Tastes dry and roasty with a tarte kick to it. Lots of okay hints and a chewy mouthfeel. This is just a really good beer that stretches the stylistic boundaries and brings them to new places. Excellent!
Suttree (6392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2007
Black, with a little bit of foam around the edges. Chocolatey and fruity aroma- mostly raisin and prune. Smooth palate, with flavors of plum and raisin, plus some cherry melding nicely with coffee. Definately shouldn’t be served too cold, as we learned - much more winey and chocolatey as it reaches room temperature. Very tasty stuff. Batch 150, best before Feb, 2015. mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. The Belgian yeast seems to bring a fruity taste to this porter and of course the rum barrels where the brew aged gives this a great complex taste almost akin to a sour. Great stuff.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle poured into imperial pint. Murky black color, nearly opaque. A deep tan head formed upon pouring but nearly instantly vanished leaving no head remnants at all. Aroma is of dark roasty malt, chocolate, leather, and strong alcohol. Flavor is just wonderful. More roasted malt, hints of chocolate and coffee, and a touch of Belgian spice flank the big boozey rum and oak flavors from the barrel aging. This is a very unique, balanced, and STRONG tasting brew. Incredibly warming, this may be the most liquor flavor I’ve ever experienced in a barrel aged beer. Wow... Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2007
poured into tiny tulip. I had this at a bruisin-ales tasting. (thanks Julie, and the owners husband)... very similiar to a baptista, but malty, and darker... a great beer very good drink, and a fun taster.. don’t forget its organic, that means its good for you right? goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 11, 2007
Poured a deep brown with a golden edge and small off-white head. Sweet roasty and fruity malt with a good amount of belgian yeasty esters. Sweet and fruity malt with roasty and nice chocolate notes. Nnice yeasty ester flavors. Nice warmth. Medium to full body.