BREWMUSKCLES (2686) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2017 HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of my bigger wants for a while and I was happy to get it as an extra in a trade. Glad I’m getting a chance to try this now. Best by 12-12 bottle served in a snifter. Ink black pour with a short lived light brown head. Aroma is soy sauce and white glue. Taste is vicious like a merlot, with cola and cold coffee. Thin in the mouth with a drying finish. Acidic. I’m sure this bottle sat too long and probably under suboptimal conditions. Would,like to,try a fresher one.
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 (4211) - 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 (12044) - 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 (2869) - 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 (1893) - 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 (2759) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kerenmk (4753) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks DSG. Black. Sweet cocoa and nuts, nutella-like aroma. Sweet and smooth with hints of roasty bitterness in the mouth. Full body, smooth, hot chocolate finish. DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks GothGargoyle for this bottle! Black with tan foam. Aroma of roast, chocolate, a bit of dark fruits, a bit of oxidation. Sweet flavor with chocolate, roast, a bit of dark fruits. Medium to full-bodied. Very nice, but could be fresher.