beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
A really solid Baltic porter. Not a big wow factor and I didn’t get the bourbon or vanilla notes at all but tasted quite good. Poured a jet black with a bit of a roasted aroma to it. Very smooth on the palate GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
On tap at 10 East. Clearly the best BP I have ever had, and there’s no two-ways about it. Huge in every way possible. Loads of bourbon and dark fruit in the aroma, cocoa, light wood, toffee and black licorice. The aroma is just as stunning with tons of chocolate covered raisins, vanilla, bourbon, treacle, and figs. In a blind tasting I’m betting this could pass as a impy stout. Imaena (2315) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle (750). This is a great baltic porter with lots of deep roasted malt flavor. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 9, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-5-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a deep brown color with a one half inch tan head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave lots of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt smell mixed with nice aromas of chocolate and coffee. Along with these darker aromas are some notes of a caramel sweetness mixed with a little bit of a vanilla and an oaky smell.
Taste – The taste begins with roasted malt taste mixed with some sweeter tastes of caramel and a bit of light vanilla upfront. A light chocolate flavor quickly comes to the tongue with an oaky taste soon following mid way through the taste. The caramel sweetness dwindles more toward the end with the overall flavor of the brew drying out a bit as some roasted coffee and a more dark chocolate like flavor grow stronger. In the end, the roasted characteristics of the brew stand out rather well, leaving a dry and roasty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly above average producing a very easy drinking brew, although it may possibly be a little light for accentuating the darker flavors of the brew.
Overall – A tasty and very easy drinking brew. There is almost no detectable alcohol taste even at 8 % abv. The nice roasted malt and drier finish of the brew make this one a quite delicious and a dangerous brew. Quite nice.
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2013
A - Pours a deep dark brownish black color with a big mocha three finger head that fades slowly to heavy lacing. Aromas of roast and lightly sweet malts, with faint alcohol notes and soft wood/barrel as well. Taste is roasty and toasty with a slight metallic tinge with a gentle bitter roast, along with some light chocolate as well. Medium body, medium carbonation.
conway (2210) - - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola color with a big mocha head. Aroma is charred malt and a hint of chocolate. Taste follows suit and adds a big marshmallow and fudge finish with a citrusy hop note. Light pillowy mouthfeel. Delicious and super drinkable. kevinator (2176) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Really great. Strong roasted malt and coffee aroma. Beautifully dark with a 1-finger tan head. Smooth and weighty palate. Flavors were big and blalanced. Earthy malt with toast, chocolate and coffee. BroSpud (2165) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Poured from draft into a tall Uinta glass at Mead Hall. Deep dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. Full of all kinds of delicious flavors, most noticable is the chocolate and bourbon notes but there are others in there as well. Licorice. Smoke. Dark fruits. This stuff is excellent. jjgmd (2150) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2015
With Z, a bomber, pours pitch black with a nice have tall head. Nose is heavy malt and hoppy Taste is heavy malt , with dark fruits and vanilla bean. Finish is dry, and ends on the same tasting notes with a short drinkable finish. Nice ! Quaff Score 7 / 10 Bule (2137) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2013
750ml Bottle purchased from Beercraft. Pours very dark with minimal head. Some burnt flavors.