dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
black, little tan bubbles rim side of glass for a head, lacy. mild nose of chocolate malt, trace of coffee. flavor starts with chocolate malt, then progresses toward bitter coffee. medium bodied, bitter finish. quite enjoyable. cheers. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Thanks to RAYBOY01 for bringing a growler of this to the mug club tapping at Flossmoor Station. This poured an opaque mahogany body, highlighted in ruby, with a substantal tan head. The aroma was chocolatey, complemented by roasted malt and dark caramel. The flavor well mirrored the nose, the roastiness becoming a bit more pronounced. It’s a tad thin for style, but otherwise a fine drink. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Growler shared at the Mug Club tapping by Rayboy. Gene, thanks a bunch! Pours a pitchblack opaque pour with with a ruby bottle, a small brown head that dies to a very small film, laces lightly. Aromas are chocolatey, cookies with a bit of coffee, a decent roasted malt blast, faint licorice, a touch of creamy sweetness. Initial is roasty, but not thick, chocolate and coffee, roasted malts with a decent sessionability thickness wise. I’m pretty surprisd to find this weighs in at 7.5. Flavors mesh well, good roast and sweetness balance. Nice. RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Very dark brown pour with off-white head that lingers and laces. Nose is pretty strongly roasty with notes of chocolate and espresso. Flavors are sweet roasted barley malt, chocolate, hints of coffee, and nuts. Palate is just a tad thin-bodied, but there is a decent amount of creaminess as well. I really enjoyed this fine example of an underdone style. shigadeyo (3820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Anniversary Trip 2007
5/18/2007: See-through mahogany color with a diminish tan head. Aroma has chocolate. The flavor is sweet and malty. At first there is a semi-sweet chocolate flavor that moves to a darker, morre bitter flavor due to the roasted malt mid-way through. This lends some chicory quality to the flavor as well. There is some of what I call the typical "Baltic Porter yeasty quality" lingering thoughout as well. Slightly dry finish. Medium body, smooth. There are lots of good flavors in this beer without being heavy. A very sessionable beer! My second favorite of the Saugatuck beers I tried on this trip (my favorite being the Bamberg Rauschbier)..
Draught sample (7.5% ABV) at Saugatuck Brewing Company in Saugatuck, Michigan.