madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2015 First was on draft April 10, 2015 in a plastic cup at Wonder Bar in Cleveland. Second was a unknown bottle date bought from Ale Emporium in Indianapolis, Indiana August 8, 2015 and enjoyed August 10, 2015 in an Indians tulip/snifter. I see it was released March 2015 so that is where I put the bottle date.
Look - Dark and thick like coffee. Good lacing even in plastic cup. Creamy tan head with thick bubbles throughout.
Bottle Edit - Fine to medium bubbles from bottle.
Smell - Tootsie Roll.
Bottle Edit - Bubblegum. Hops.
Taste - Coffee, dark chocolate, burnt toast. Sweet bubblegum hits just before the finish and sticks around on the finish. Hint of smoke, not a camp fire.
Feel - Creamy and not too watery. Doesn’t explode as much as other beers.
Overall - Great Baltic Porter from 3 Floyds. Unlike other porters it definitely differentiates from a stout. kraddel (9425) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2015
Pours black. Small white head. Smell is kinda sweet. Coffee maltyness. taste is carmelly, bit sweet, leaves. Some spices as well as dark malts. Nice rdixon77 (3125) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Ancient rating from Hunahpu’s Day 2012, I recently found my tasting notes. Figured why waste good ticks…espresso, cacao, dates. tobacco, somewhat bitter. Nice. djd07 (16452) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Medium mouth, nice roast, light dark chocolate, hides alcohol well, very good. Martinus (4751) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2015
Black colour, light beige head. Aroma of coffee, malts, caramel and fudge. Coffee flavour, roasted malts, chocolate, light bitter. Lingering bitter finish, dark coffee.
Benfi (692) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)
Dark brown black pour with a light tan head. Chocolatey coffee aroma. Smooth mouth feel. jdb288 (584) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours midnight black with a bit of head. Aroma is espresso and dark chocolate. Taste is super smooth, velvety. Lots of cocoa, milk chocolate and excellent coffee flavor throughout. I could drink this all night. RussianDragon (877) - - SEP 28, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with lasting beige head that leaves no lacing, with maroon hues when backlit. Aroma is malt with subdued chocolate and roast notes with dark fruit sweetness. Flavor is same with medium body, silky carbonation, and sweet dark fruit finish. Huhzubendah (3776) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle shared by RussianDragon. Thanks man.
The beer is dark mahogany with an inch of soapy, foamy, beige head. Aromas of chocolates, dark fruit. Sweet fruits with some cherry notes. Chocolate covered cherries and perhaps a touch of espresso. Raisins, prunes, dates, figs, etc. Perhaps a mild hop bitterness might help to balance the equation a bit. Finishes sweet. Definitely a bottle for sharing, as the sweet character becomes cloying. kappldav123 (6182) - GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Heavy malty aroma. Starts heavy malty with some cacao notes.Fine notes of chocolate, some coffee. Finish warming malty. Nice!