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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Strong full bodied Baltic Porter with coffee and chocolate notes.

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3.3
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Light chocolate aromas. Light chocolate flavors. Overall a very good topless beer.

3
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Black pour... smoky aroma.. taste is goid.. coffe with hints of chocolate ...like it

3.8
kaser (6220) - 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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
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

3.6
Tmoney99 (14374) - 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.

3.6
Scipio (1045) - 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.

3.9
ccex (1288) - 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.

3.7
JaBier (7871) - 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.

3.8
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a dark black brown with a bit of tan head. Smell is great, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, delicious. Palate is ok, body is on the thick side of medium, but carbonation is a bit lacking. Taste is pretty good, at first is some sweetness balanced with a roastiness and a bit of bitterness, this gives way to a roasty and quite bitter aftertaste. A good baltic porter overall but needs more baltic.

4.2
arkurzynski (2415) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle courtesy of the in-laws. Thanks! Deep brown, almost black with light khaki head. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa powder, bakers chocolate, and light sweet pine. Flavor is a rich, complex mixture of roasted malt and coffee, cocoa, semi-sweet chocolate, light vanilla, and mild pine bitterness. Plenty of cocoa, chocolate, and roast malt/coffee in the finish. A bit of dark fruit. Thinner on the palate than expected. More of an imperial porter than a Baltic porter feel. Delicious.


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