pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2013
On draught at Roscoe’s. Deep dark porter almost feels like a stout. Barrel aging imparts rich boozy aftertaste. boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle @ The BeerMongers on New Years Eve... Poured deep, jet black with a easy forming, eggy, off-white head. A nice drinking Baltic Porter. Smooth, clean, well rounded. Not too cloying or thick of a mouthfeel. Nice notes of cherries and other dark fruits with vanilla, worty malts, caramel cream, and a faint oak booziness. Not too oaky or woody. Definitely seemed to have been blended out a bit. A great beer. If it was about $2-3 cheaper it would make for a great buy. maxwelldeux (4373) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Big bottle. Pours a thick black color with a thick tan head on it. I found it slightly bitter with just a hint of roasting in there. The feel of it was a tad harsh, but it was a very interesting drink. neepsntatties (2095) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Colour...basically black with a thick tan head. Nose...oak, vanillin, toffee. Palate...creamy though not esp thick. Lots of oak and some smoke with an ashen/char aspect that exists throughout the palate. There’s plenty of chocolate, as well, but in a subdued manner that just happens to be omnipresent through the experience. douglas88 (9891) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2012
750 ml, corked and caged. Cool label. Pours a pitch black color with a medium, very creamy brown head. An interesting nose of bourbon, roast, metallic notes, anise. The flavor is great: sweet vanilla, bourbon, roast, mellow fruit, a gentle creamy palate. Coca. A bit of cola in the finish and more vanilla. Very decadent. Awesome. The palate is amazing.
sonnycheeba (6751) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thick frothy beige head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted and caramel malts, cocoa, earthy hops, figs, light smoke, oak, and mixed nuts. Flavor is roast malt forward with good dark fruit esters and earthy hops (light bitterness); dry, roasted finish. Medium body and low carbonation. BeerandBlues2 (14517) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours opaque with a large, frothy tan head, long retention with very good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roast, and dark caramel malt, dates and figs, earthy hops and fresh oak. Flavor is velvety and silky chocolate, lightly roasted and caramel malt, light hops and bitterness with dark fruity esters, and a clean, sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.