jbruner (5739) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2017
Pours a deep brownish black from the bottle with fluffy tan head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of light roast coffee and oxidized caramel malts. Taste follows, with a hint of earthy hop and light booze, some dark fruity notes underneath. A shame it was oxidized, but it was good at one point, you can tell. RRistow12 (1007) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2017
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with light brown head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of toffee, dates, raisins, tobacco. Moderately sweet. Taste has a little bit of smoked meats to it with dark fruits, cocoa and caramel. Very well done Baltic porter.
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12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 12/28/2016. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky khaki head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts that whole glass. Thick foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, molasses, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, and dark bread; with lighter notes of smoke, raisin, prune, licorice, herbal, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with great strength. Touch of booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, molasses, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, and dark bread; with lighter notes of smoke, raisin, prune, licorice, herbal, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, molasses, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, dark bread, light smoke/dark fruit, herbal, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a great hop/roast bitter/sweet balance; with zero acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from hop/roast bitterness. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly silky/sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden; a mild increasing warmth, with zero booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Baltic porter! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. Very rich, complex, and balanced between dark, roasty, biscuity malts; with restrained yeast fruits, and balancing earthy hops. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. Never roasty enough to feel like a stout. ronaldtheriot (2057) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 7, 2017
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 17 has a medium, tan head, a very dark brown appearance, and a glass lacing sheen. The aroma is of chocolate, milk, dark malt, sweetness, and brown bread crust. Taste is of all those elements, with a thinner-type body. Divine Reserve 17 finishes rich and sweet. RJT djd07 (16554) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2017
On tap at Saint Arnold Rare Cellar Tasting. Pours a very dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is dark fruit, wood, toasted malt, roast. Medium body, roast, raisin, wood, dry, boozy, very good.
BelgianBeerGal (4317) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Bottle from Common Ground in El Paso. Dark brown pour with a big foamy tan head and thick lacing. The aroma reminds me of a dark chocolate cake with a hint of peanut butter. The flavor is lots of roasted malt plus some coffee. Very well done. ZacM612 (885) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2017
Dark brown with a beige head. Roasted malt aroma. Nutty, chocolaty, and full bodied. Nice. Cajun (551) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle - Pours ruby black, yeah. Creamy tan head. Big aroma of dark roasted malts, bakers chocolate, fermented dark fruits... Tastes of the same, with a bit of funk, raisins, woody bite, and a butterscotch hint... Hops throughout. blutt59 (6648) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Bottled, black color with no head, flavor is marshmallow, pruney, dark malty goodness, nose is roast malt, chocolate finish bu11zeye (13288) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2017
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium brown head. Aroma of chocolate, toasted marshmallow, licorice, roasted grain, vanilla, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and raisins with a dry finish.