Bacchus66 (773) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours an extremely dark ruby color. The head is a one finger khaki shade, and it’s superbly creamy in texture even for the style. Retention is okay, too.
S: This seems to be very ’woody’ in its aroma, almost oaky, even. There’s also a great element of cocoa powder here, along with some smoke and tart cherries. What dominates the aroma is roasted, slightly charred malts - and that’s a good thing. <3 roast. Really a nice aroma.
T: Like many good Baltic porters (the one Smuttynose makes, for instance), the predominant note is vaguely tart malt mixed with a charred roast. Meanwhile, the initial flavors are very chocolaty. Not quite a 4-level flavor profile, but it isn’t far off from that mark, either.
M: It could use slightly more body, but otherwise, the crisp finish is very satisfying. Even still It seems designed more for drinkability than savorability, and it’s successful in that regard. There isn’t a hint of alcohol anywhere on the palate, and the carbonation is rather low.
O: A delicious and very worthy example of the style. While I did praise its drinkable nature, one is enough in a sitting. I’d buy it again, that’s for damn sure.
12oz bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a full chocolate head. Smells great - roasted malt, chocolate powder, vanilla, soy. Flavors are the same, dark and roasted, a little rough around the edges maybe, with a long roasted malt and chocolate finish. Really nice, great stuff. justinb612 (3) - - AUG 8, 2017 does not count
10100001111110000001111111000101010011000111000001 via Beer Buddy for iPhone BREWMUSKCLES (2720) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2017
dark malt chocolate and cocoa a bit roasty and smooth in the body. some harshness but also refined from others of which there are many. bittersweet with some tobacco. edgallow (4312) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Draft pours black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, toffee and grains . Taste is chocolate, coffee and grains guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2017
Large khaki head over a black body that left very nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malts compliment the dark fruit, raisins and raspberries. Flavor shifts away from the fruit a bit and focuses more intently on the malt character. Bittersweet chocolate, tobacco, molasses, a touch of coffee and a little smoke that is more noticeable in the aftertaste. Alcohol is enhancing, not overpowering.
slowrunner77 (12471) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Dark pour. Heavy body and flavor. Deep roasted malts, plum, tobacco, light bread. Maaaybe a hint of bittersweet chocolate on the tail end. An interesting and tasty brew. glennmastrange (2897) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of toasted, dark bread and chocolate milk, light herbs for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with toffee and soy sauce in the background. Head is small, fizzy/frothy, light brown, with some spots of lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy, with a sticky. dry and slightly astringent finish. This is an excellent beer and probably the best Baltic Porter I’ve had. kathouse (1926) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Pours dark brown with a minimal head. Aroma is coffee and cocoa. Flavor is rich like chocolate cake but not as sweet. Smooth mouthfeel and enjoyable. ABUSEDGOAT (2791) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2017
Black pour with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, fudge, caramel, lightly vinous, light soy. Medium to full body, big dark malt flavors, thick. Good stuff. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Opaque, brown-black with a brown head and very good lacing.
Aroma of cocoa, coffee, molasses, nuts, licorice, leather and a variety of fruit.
Taste of roasted malt, molasses, chocolate, dark fruit, licorice, toffee and caramel.
Full/medium body and medium carbonation.
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