tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Ryan, shared with some friends. Poured black with thin tan head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. dinkle50 (1532) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Dark pour, thin head. No lace. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and roast. Full bodied mouth and very creamy. Taste is full of coffee and chocolate. The roast component is surprisingly not that bitter. GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Light chocolate aromas. Light chocolate flavors. Overall a very good topless beer. boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Black pour... smoky aroma.. taste is goid.. coffe with hints of chocolate ...like it kaser (6382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Draft at three Floyd's brewpub. Dark pour with brown head. Intense coffee and malty taste. Very easy drinking and tasty. Big fan
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Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Had on tap the FFF Explosion for Brixie’s 78th Anniversary. Served in a snifter.
A: Pours a dark black with thick khaki colored head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thick collar that leaves some splotchy lace.
S: Light roasted malts with a touch of chocolate and light sweetness.
T: Roasted malts with bitter baker’s chocolate and a light coffee bean. The finish has some dark fruits and malt sweetness. A touch of bitterness is also present on the backend.
M: Medium bodied with a nice full flavor and creamy mouthfeel. The finish is roasty and dry with a nice medium carbonation.
O: A very solid baltic porter. Not overly complex, but the flavors all compliment each other.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-04-2012 Tmoney99 (14985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Draft. Poured dark clear brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt, chocolate and coffee aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium dark sweet flavor with medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex beer. Scipio (1221) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Pours a very dark brown, actually it could be black, with a beige head. Aroma is more subtle than what I was expecting. Chocolate, licorice, caramel, and a bit of a peppery spice here. Its good, but its really toned down. Things pick up on taste. Lots of chocolate and coffee, with licorice undertones still present. Slightly bitter, full in body, thick oily texture. Quick aftertaste of chocolate and coffee. This is good and I enjoyed this. But I can’t help but think that there could have been more to this. ccex (1366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
22 oz bottle pours a dark brown with dense tan head and good lacing. Smells of roasted grains and coffee. Aroma is the same, with hints of licorice and chocolate. Taste is on the sweet side with a bit of smoke in the finish. Body is medium without too much carbonation. Has a creamy mouthfeel. A well-done, solid porter, if not as outrageous as the label art. JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear brown pour with a huge tan head. Malty and chocolatey nose with some coffee notes. Chocolate malt flavor with raisin character before a roasty finish.