b3shine (9359) - Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Can to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks good; a semi-transparent dark brown with thin off-white lacing. Smells solid; dark chocolate and malt, and roasted coffee. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid. RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Can poured a dark brown with reddish hues, medium tan head, and notable lacing. Aroma is huge roasted coffee, bakers chocolate, and a hint of hops. Taste begins with chocolate malts followed by a wave of coffee leading to an enjoyable crisp finish. Enjoyable slightly creamy mouthfeel with roasty flavors lingering. Not sure I’d label as baltic porter, but definitely enjoyed this beer. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 12oz can, best before 7/10/13. Dark clear red / brown color. 1.5-finger thick light brown / khaki head, with good retention, leaves good lace. Dark chocolate in the nose. Very satisfying combo of dark chocolate and roasty coffee. Just a bit of dark fruit in there. Bigger body, smooth carbonation, more dry finish. Good big bitter taste, just a light sweet. Light savory. Just a slight bite in the finish. Coffee has an awesome, toasty roasty complex character to it that leaves a great aftertaste. Awesome, dark bitter chocolate. A really awesome, BIG but balanced rich flavor here. 8 / 4 / 7 / 4 / 15jkwood04 (5476) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Revisit, 1/27/13: This time, on tap from a keg. When first reading about this, I expected an imperial stout. For a while I’ve been hoping for a nice big roasty chewy imperial stout from Sixpoint. Diesel didn’t cut it, and neither did this brew... Turns out it’s a baltic porter. It could use that excuse for the thinner body, but I just wish it was thicker and chewier. I really enjoy the coffee flavor here, though. While it’s not overly roasty, bitter, or pungent, it’s got a certain high-quality character to it. Same goes for the dark chocolate flavor - the coffee and chocolate beans are in balanced quantities. As for that Romano bean, I’m not really sure what I’m supposed to be looking for with that. I understood it was supposed to bolster the texture or something, but the texture in this is more dry, with a mild chewiness (though not thick like you’d expect a stout to be). It’s kind of unusual. Light bitter, more sweet taste. Alcohol is well hidden, but the richness of this requires a sipping pace. The high-quality cocoa and coffee flavors make it a sipper worth savoring, though.
12oz can in an English pint. Pours dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of a lot of coffee and chocolate, a little roasted and caramel malts, and some floral hops. Flavor the same, with a lot of coffee and some chocolate that is slightly overpowering but works well with this beer.